Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

Ex-California city official gets 5 years in corruption case

Oct. 04, 2022 09:30 AM EDT

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — A former city council member in Southern California was sentenced to five years in prison for taking a $10,000 bribe to help open a cannabis business and also hiring someone to burn down his restaurant for an insurance payout, prosecutors said. Jermaine...

Publishing executive charged in Tokyo Olympic bribes scandal

Oct. 04, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top executive at a major Japanese publisher was charged Tuesday with bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member. The charges against Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, a major figure in Japan’s movie and entertainment industry, are the latest in the unfolding...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Larry Householder starts pre-trial legal joust Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is in the process of carving out a new role in state politics, as an educator on federal corruption law. Mr....

Fortunes reverse for ex-judge and Brazil president he jailed

Oct. 01, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office. But on the eve of Brazil’s general election...

Former Tibet official latest to fall in China graft sweep

Sep. 29, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former vice governor of China’s sprawling Tibet region has been indicted on charges of accepting bribes, state media reported Friday. Zhang Yongze is the latest high-level former official to be indicted on graft charges just weeks before a major congress of the...

Missouri health executives plead guilty in widespread fraud

Sep. 29, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two former executives of a Missouri health nonprofit have pleaded guilty to their roles in a corruption scheme that ensnared several Arkansas elected officials and lobbyists, federal prosecutors said. Bontiea Bernedette Goss, 63, and her husband, Tommy Ray...

Former El Salvador soccer boss sentenced in US bribery case

Sep. 29, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of El Salvador’s soccer federation was sentenced on Thursday to 16 months in prison in the long-running FIFA corruption scandal. Reynaldo Vasquez, 66, told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that he felt “great shame” over his role in a...

Appeals court vacates asset freeze for ex-utility regulator

Sep. 28, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court in Columbus has vacated an $8 million freeze of assets belonging to the former chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, saying a judge wrongly granted the freeze sought last year by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. A three-judge panel at...

China former top graft buster indicted on bribery charges

Sep. 28, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former top graft buster at China’s ministry for intelligence and counterintelligence has been indicted on bribery charges, just weeks before a major congress of the ruling Communist Party whose leader Xi Jinping has made fighting corruption a signature issue. ...

Abscam figure sent back to prison in ballot stuffing case

Sep. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former congressman from Philadelphia who went to prison over the 1970s-era Abscam scandal was sent back to prison Tuesday at age 79 in a ballot stuffing case. Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison by a...