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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes

Jan. 21, 2020 7:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes. Meng was elected president of the international police organization in 2016, but his four-year term was cut short when he vanished...

China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes

Jan. 21, 2020 3:12 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes.

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Ex-police chief accused of taking $134,000 in bribes

Jan. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief has been indicted on federal bribery and fraud counts that accuse him of taking $134,000 in bribes to help a radio communications vendor obtain contracts. Timothy Ray Vasquez made an initial court appearance Friday in federal court in San Angelo. He...

Guatemala: Ex-economy minister sought on graft charges

Jan. 16, 2020 8:39 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister was declared a fugitive from justice Thursday, a day after he appeared in court to face corruption allegations. Chief anti-impunity prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval said Acisclo Valladares Urruela was not at his residence when authorities went there in the...

New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

AG: New Mexico city violated open records, meetings laws

Jan. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits and a former mayor charged with felony bribery and abuse of power is facing accusations that officials violated open records and open meetings laws. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office announced last week the city of Las Vegas and...

Ex-CPA pleads guilty to bribery in Hoover Dam audit contract

Jan. 15, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas certified public accountant has become the second man to plead guilty in a bribery scheme involving a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation contract at Hoover Dam and tax fraud, the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday. Dustin Lewis’ pleas on Tuesday to two conspiracy...

Man sentenced for Colorado veterans affairs bribery scheme

Jan. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A businessman was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official in Colorado, court records said. Anthony Bueno, 45, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, The...

Guatemala: former minister, lawmakers face graft probes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister in Guatemala appeared in court to face corruption allegations on Wednesday, a day after leaving office amid a change of government and losing the immunity from prosecution he enjoyed as a Cabinet official. Acisclo Valladares Urruela wasn't the only one to...