Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graft

Dec. 9, 2019 6:31 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption. Mike Gideon Mbuvi, widely known as Mike Sonko, Monday denied the charges including embezzlement and money...

Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges

Dec. 9, 2019 5:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings. Chairman Jerrold Nadler...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to resolve fraud case

Dec. 6, 2019 7:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over $1 billion as part of a deal to resolve bribery conspiracy charges, prosecutors in New York said Friday. Prosecutors said Ericsson and the company's subsidiary Ericsson Egypt Limited were charged with conspiring to bribe...

Governor of Nairobi arrested while fleeing graft charges

Dec. 6, 2019 8:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's anti-corruption commission says the governor of Nairobi has been arrested while trying to flee prosecution for alleged money laundering and other crimes. The commission said Friday on Twitter that Mike Mbuvi was detained in the southern town of Voi. It shared a video showing...

Articles of impeachment: Explaining what's next in the House

Dec. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a crucial step toward a vote of the full House. The articles are likely to mostly encompass Democrats' findings on Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Democrats are still...

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a...

Doctor among painkiller's top dispensers is convicted

Dec. 5, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York doctor described as one of the nation's top dispensers of a highly addictive painkiller 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine was convicted Thursday of accepting over $300,000 in bribes disguised as speaker fees to write prescriptions. Gordon Freedman, 59, of Mount Kisco, was...

Former FAA inspector gets 6 years for bribery, fraud scheme

Dec. 5, 2019 5:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector in South Florida was sentenced Thursday to six years and three months in prison for his part in a bribery and fraud scheme. A federal jury in Miami found Manuel Fernandez, 42, guilty in June of 21 criminal counts, including bribery,...

Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft case

Dec. 5, 2019 2:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to indict seven men, including close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a sweeping graft case related to a possible conflict of interest involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines. State prosecutor Shai...