Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

The Latest: Official: Campaign office raided in bribery case

Sep. 22, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate based on police intelligence that the office was being...

Ex-aide to New York Gov. Cuomo gets 6 years in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment "will be heard in Albany." U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni noted that the...

Chicago alderman to change plea in federal bribery case

Sep. 20, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago alderman who pleaded not guilty to bribery and wire fraud two years ago is changing his plea. A judge posted a brief order Thursday in Chicago federal court setting Willie B. Cochran's change-of-plea hearing for Nov. 28. It provides no details, including whether a plea...

The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 4:08 p.m. A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in...

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Sep. 20, 2018 4:11 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.

Malaysia's ex-PM pleads not guilty to new corruption charges

Sep. 20, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. This brings the number of charges against Najib to 32 since his shocking election...

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Sep. 19, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to appeal...

The Latest: Official says Pakistan court releases Sharif

Sep. 19, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law have...

Romania: Party colleagues want leader out over graft trial

Sep. 19, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Three senior members of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Wednesday urged the party's powerful chairman to resign, saying he's a liability due to a conviction for abuse of power. Signatories of the nine-point letter, including Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea, claimed that...

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

Sep. 19, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office...