Bribery

February 12, 2018 - 9:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery. The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, on its website Tuesday. Sun is the highest-ranking...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Prosecutors say their main witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is...
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February 09, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been arrested. The arrest of Todd Howe came after he admitted Thursday during testimony that he violated the terms of his plea deal in the case against former Cuomo...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is bracing for a scolding from prosecutors. Todd Howe on Thursday was forced to concede that he tried to improperly recover the cost of a fancy Manhattan...
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(AP/WBEN) A lawyer attacked the credibility of a key government witness on Wednesday at the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before the witness lashed back, calling it insulting to suggest he'd lie to avoid prison. Attorney Barry Bohrer defended longtime Cuomo...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' chief justice is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear, his lawyer said Thursday, expressing grave concern about the reaction to the Supreme Court's surprise ruling last...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 9:23 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — A lawyer for the Maldives' chief justice says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week's surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. The lawyer expressed grave...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 2:24 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The government of the Maldives is inviting representatives of foreign...
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In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male, Maldives. The political crisis in the Maldives deepened Monday, as the government of the island nation said it would not obey a Supreme Court order to free a group of imprisoned opposition leaders. Placards in Divehi language from left, to right, read, "protect the citizens , carry out the supreme court's order, free political prisoners and to uphold justice". (AP Photo/ Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the crisis, the country's acting police chief said...
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A man crosses the street outside the Novartis Greek offices in Athens, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Greece's government says it has evidence that senior politicians from the previous administration were involved in a bribery case in which Swiss drugmaker Novartis is accused of making illegal payments to fix prices and increase market access.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 06, 2018 - 12:07 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament has named two former prime ministers and eight former ministers — including current Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras — as being linked to a major medical bribery scandal. Parliament on Tuesday announced the results of a judicial investigation into...
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