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A man wearing a mask amid the spread of the new coronavirus walks by a sign in favor of Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa returning, in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. On Tuesday, an Ecuadorian court found Correa guilty of corruption and sentenced him to eight years in prison, further sullying the legacy of one of the nation's most enduring and polemic political leaders. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Court finds ex-Ecuador president guilty of corruption

Apr. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadorian court found former President Rafael Correa guilty of corruption Tuesday and sentenced him to eight years in prison, further sullying the legacy of one of the nation’s most enduring and polemic political leaders. Judge Iván León said prosecutors had...

US prosecutors allege bribes in 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

Apr. 7, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...

New trial ordered for ex-US Army colonel in bribe scheme

Mar. 11, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered a new trial Wednesday for a retired U.S. Army colonel convicted of bribing Haitian government officials, saying his lawyer failed to adequately defend him. Joseph Baptiste, of Fulton, Maryland, was convicted by a jury in June of soliciting bribes from undercover...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Delegate Cheryl Diane Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Baltimore businessman Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty Monday, March 9, 2020, to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to bribing former state Del. Glenn. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Baltimore businessman admits to bribing former lawmaker

Mar. 9, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to...

Businessman involved in St. Louis County scheme sentenced

Mar. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A businessman who admitted to providing bribes as part of a pay-to-play scandal that led to the downfall of St. Louis County’s former top elected official was sentenced Thursday to nearly a year and a half in federal prison. John Rallo, 54, pleaded guilty in July to three bribery...

Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penalty

Feb. 26, 2020 6:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Penn coach Jerome Allen was hit a 15-year show-cause penalty after he accepted $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers, out of the Ivy League, also were slapped by the NCAA with two years of probation, fined...

Man charged with stealing funds from mentally disabled woman

Feb. 11, 2020 9:42 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's former superintendent of public works who police have accused of taking bribes from a local construction company was also charged with larceny for stealing from a mentally disabled woman. Scott Bartlett, 57, allegedly stole money from a mentally disabled woman...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa gives an interview in Brussels, Belgium. Ecuador’s prosecutor's office opened a new investigation into Correa on Feb. 6, 2020 in connection with a case titled “Sobornos,” or Bribes, involving alleged illegal economic contributions by private companies and entrepreneurs to his political party Country Alliance. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Bribery trial begins against ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa

Feb. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prosecutors opened what some are calling Ecuador’s trial of a century Monday against former President Rafael Correa and 20 other high-ranking politicians and business leaders accused of operating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme. If convicted, the man who ruled Ecuador for...