Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

Ex-Fort Bragg worker pleads guilty to federal bribery charge

Dec. 08, 2021 12:40 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking bribes while working at Fort Bragg, a federal prosecutor said. Court documents show Edward Wade Crisco of Sanford was a flooring technician assigned to the public works unit at Fort Bragg, according to...

Malaysian court upholds ex-premier Najib's graft conviction

Dec. 08, 2021 02:01 AM EST

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and 12-year jail sentence of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government in 2018. Najib was found guilty by a...

Malaysia's Appeal Court upholds ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's graft conviction linked to the 1MDB state fund

Dec. 07, 2021 21:49 PM EST
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Appeal Court upholds ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's graft conviction linked to the 1MDB state fund.

Ex-LA utility head admits taking bribes in billing scandal

Dec. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power — the nation’s largest public utility — has agreed to plead guilty to taking bribes in a corruption scandal that grew out of an automated billing disaster that stuck ratepayers with exorbitant bills, federal...

5-year sentence for bribe case involving military contracts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in restitution in connection with a bribery case involving military transportation contracts. Darrel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in January. Prosecutors said...

Hungarian deputy minister suspected of accepting bribes

Dec. 07, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's chief prosecutor on Tuesday submitted a motion to the speaker of parliament to revoke the immunity of a governing party lawmaker who is suspected of accepting bribes and other crimes. Pal Volner, a lawmaker from the governing Fidesz party who...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Ex-Democratic Party figure charged with sex assault on child

Dec. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former chair of the Erie County Democratic Committee pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sexually assaulted a child who was younger than 11. G. Steven Pigeon, 61, was ordered held without bail after his arraignment on five felony charges...

Austria's new chancellor resigns; predecessor quits politics

Dec. 02, 2021 14:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced Thursday he is stepping down just two months after taking over from predecessor Sebastian Kurz, who stumbled over corruption allegations. Schallenberg, a former foreign minister, said he would leave...

Isleta Pueblo police officer accused of raping DWI suspect

Dec. 02, 2021 12:44 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A now-former tribal police officer for a pueblo near Albuquerque faces felony charges accusing him of raping a woman he had arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Leon Martin,, 22 on Thursday remained jailed after being booked...