Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 8:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to...

Professor who wrote corruption book charged with laundering

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida professor of international studies who co-wrote a book about organized crime was arrested Monday on federal charges that he laundered corruption proceeds from Venezuela. Bruce Bagley, 73, of Coral Gables, Florida, was freed on $300,000 bail after an appearance in Miami federal...

Indiana mayor indicted over alleged bribe for contract

Nov. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor was arrested Monday after being indicted for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. The theft of government funds charge unsealed Monday alleges Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accepted the bribe from an unidentified company in exchange for...

The Latest: Central Indiana mayor indicted over bribe

Nov. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a central Indiana mayor by FBI agents (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A central Indiana mayor has been indicted on a federal charge of theft of government funds for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. An indictment unsealed Monday...

Former Malaysian PM Najib’s third corruption trial opens

Nov. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial opened Monday, with prosecutors saying Najib had tampered with a government audit of the 1MDB state investment fund in a bid to avoid civil and criminal proceedings. Najib, 66, faces multiple corruption...

Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston had previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a deal...

Iowa public defender quits side police job after criticism

Nov. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor in the Iowa public defender’s office quit his longtime side job as a police officer after critics said his dual roles created a conflict of interest, according to a resignation letter released Friday. Mike Adams, supervisor of the special defense unit, resigned...

Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’

Nov. 14, 2019 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s...

Ex-lobbyist faces Nov. 25 sentencing for Arkansas bribery

Nov. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers including the governor’s nephew will be sentenced this month, court records show. Rusty Cranford could face up to 10 years in federal prison for bribing Sen. Jon Woods, Rep. Hank Wilkins and...