graft and conflicts of interest

Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California dropped his head in relief Wednesday when a judge announced he won't go to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a particular manager. Tony Bland was sentenced to 100 hours of community...
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Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California won't be going to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a manager. Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, in Chicago. Chicago's top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. The Friday, May 31, 2019 statement from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx came two months after her office's suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett that accused him of staging the attack on himself. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
May 31, 2019 - 8:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor gave a new justification in documents released Friday for why she recused herself from the investigation into "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime: there were false rumors she was related to Smollett and she didn't want any...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, in Chicago. Chicago's top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. The Friday, May 31, 2019 statement from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx came two months after her office's suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett that accused him of staging the attack on himself. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
May 31, 2019 - 8:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor gave a new justification in documents released Friday for why she recused herself from the investigation into "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime: there were false rumors she was related to Smollett and she didn't want any...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall to address the federal indictment filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and demand he resign immediately, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 2:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her request Thursday for Alderman Edward M...
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May 29, 2019 - 8:46 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians protested Wednesday outside the country's top judicial body after a secretly recorded video emerged of its head appearing to take bribes through a middleman, himself a police officer. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo, the capital, to...
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May 29, 2019 - 8:37 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians protested Wednesday outside the country's top judicial body after a secretly recorded video emerged of its head appearing to take bribes through a middleman, himself a police officer. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo, the capital, to...
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May 29, 2019 - 8:05 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians are protesting outside the country's top judicial body after a secretly recorded video emerged of its head appearing to take bribes through a middleman, himself a police officer. Hundreds gathered Wednesday to demand the resignation of Milan Tegeltija,...
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Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, center, spaks during a session of Serbia's parliament in Belgrade, Serbia Monday, May 27, 2019. Vucic addressed the Serb parlamentarians during a session devoted to the situation in Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
May 28, 2019 - 4:01 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Kosovo police and media say two officers have been injured during a police action in the north of the country that has triggered tensions with Serbia. A statement said Tuesday's action followed a...
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A man man takes a photo of himself next to at a cardboard depiction of Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democratic party, as hundreds celebrate his sentencing to prison outside the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, May 27, 2019. Romania's most powerful politician was sentenced Monday to 3 and a half years in prison for official misconduct in a graft case. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
May 27, 2019 - 3:17 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's most powerful politician was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for official misconduct in a graft case. The jail time for Liviu Dragnea, party leader of the ruling Social Democrats, came after a conviction last year for having two party members paid by a...
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