Bribery

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zeal addresses the media during a news conference with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Prime Minister May underlined in the Macedonian capital on Thursday the UK's unconditional commitment to maintaining Europe's security and upholding European values. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
May 21, 2018 - 10:01 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica. The case erupted in 2015 when a video emerged allegedly showing Zaev demanding a bribe of around 160,000 euros...
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In this courtroom drawing, defense attorney Andrew Levander, standing, addresses Judge Katherine Forrest during the bail hearing for his client, Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who is seated at right, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in New York. The judge rejected a $10 million bail package proposed by the defense in a bid to get the Hong Kong businessman and Hong Kong's former home affairs secretary, released on bond. The 68-year-old Ho was arrested in November 2017 on charges he paid bribes so a Chinese energy conglomerate could secure business advantages. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee. U.S. District Judge...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2016, file photo, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves court in New York. Jurors could soon start deliberating in Silver's bribery trial. Closing arguments are slated to begin on Thursday, May 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 10, 2018 - 12:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors could soon start deliberating in the bribery trial of New York's former assembly speaker. Closing arguments are slated to begin on Thursday in the second trial of Sheldon Silver, a once-powerful Democrat whose conviction at an earlier trial was overturned. Silver was first...
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May 09, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper has rescued a dog running loose in the middle of an interstate with the bribe of a homemade snack. Trooper Nick D'Angelo responded to a report of a pup running loose along Interstate 190 in Worcester on Wednesday morning. State police say the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, the then-party secretary of Chongqing, Sun Zhengcai, attends the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun to life in prison for taking over $26 million in bribes, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai to life in prison Tuesday for taking more than $26 million in bribes, making him one of the biggest names to fall in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and disloyalty. Sun's sentence, handed down by...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, the then-party secretary of Chongqing, Sun Zhengcai, attends the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun to life in prison for taking over $26 million in bribes, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai to life in prison for taking more than $26 million in bribes, making him one of the biggest names to fall in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and disloyalty. Sun's sentence handed down by...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, the then-party secretary of Chongqing, Sun Zhengcai, attends the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun to life in prison for taking over $26 million in bribes, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:24 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has sentenced former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai to life in prison for taking more than $26 million in bribes. Sun's sentence handed down Tuesday by the intermediate court in the northern port city of Tianjin appears to mark the end of a career that had once...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court, Monday, April 30, 2018, in New York. The former speaker returned to court Monday to listen as prosecutors accuse him for a second time of collecting $4 million in illegal kickbacks from a cancer researcher and real estate developers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says New York's former assembly speaker took millions of dollars in kickbacks, but his lawyer insists the money wasn't a bribe. The dueling portrayals of Sheldon Silver were offered Monday in opening statements at his corruption trial in federal court in Manhattan. It's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, Brazilian Football Confederation President Marco Polo del Nero listens to questions during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA’s ethics committee has banned top Brazilian soccer official Marco Polo del Nero for life for bribery and corruption. FIFA saysFriday April 27, 2018 Del Nero, the former Brazilian football federation president and one-time FIFA executive committee member, is also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million). (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
April 27, 2018 - 8:33 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's ethics committee has banned top Brazilian soccer official Marco Polo del Nero for life for bribery and corruption. FIFA says Del Nero, the former Brazilian Football Confederation president and one-time FIFA executive committee member, is also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor. The panel began its review in late 2012 and...
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