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Venezuela prosecutor who defied Maduro implicated in bribery

Apr. 22, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Venezuelan attorney general who defied President Nicolas Maduro by siding with his opponents has been implicated in a major corruption case involving a Venezuelan businessman who this week pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes, two people familiar with the case...

Police officer indicted for seeking sex for accident report

Apr. 22, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

WINNSBORO, LA. (AP) — A northeast Louisiana police officer has been indicted on charges that he asked a woman for sex and money in exchange for a favorable accident report. Terrance Pleasant, a former Winnsboro police lieutenant, was indicted Monday on one count of...

Pakistan court grants bail to opposition leader

Apr. 22, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to the country's opposition leader, about seven months after he was arrested by an anti-graft body over alleged involvement in money laundering. Shahbaz Sharif is the leader of the opposition in the...

Judge: No 2nd trial for ex-lawmaker in campaign cash case

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a former Michigan lawmaker who was accused of trading votes for campaign money when he was in the House. Larry Inman's constitutional rights would be violated if he faced a second trial on charges...

Jury selection begins in corruption case against ex-mayor

Apr. 20, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the fraud and bribery case against a former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23. Jasiel Correia is going to trial in Boston's federal court on allegations that he defrauded investors who backed a smartphone...

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

Apr. 18, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia's political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed voters by portraying himself as a successful entrepreneur who could revive the struggling...

Former Democratic Tennessee lawmaker Roscoe Dixon dies

Apr. 16, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roscoe Dixon, a former Democratic state lawmaker in Tennessee who worked for civil rights groups and served in the Legislature for 25 years before becoming embroiled in the “Tennessee Waltz” corruption scandal, has died, a friend said. He was 71. ...

NCAA hits USC basketball with 2 years' probation, fine

Apr. 15, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NCAA hit Southern California’s men's basketball program with two years’ probation on Thursday because a former assistant coach violated NCAA ethics rules when he accepted a bribe to steer players to a business management company. The Division...

USC men's basketball program placed on 2 years' probation for former associate coach's role in national bribery scandal.

Apr. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — USC men's basketball program placed on 2 years' probation for former associate coach's role in national bribery scandal.

Honolulu building inspector pleads not guilty in bribe case

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu building inspector pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations he took bribes in exchange for favors, including nullifying a Waikiki building code violation. Jason Dadez is among five former and current employees of the Honolulu Department of...