graft and conflicts of interest

In this April 3, 2019, photo, Lori Loughlin, left, arrives at federal court in Boston with her attorney Sean Berkowitz to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Berkowitz, a former federal prosecutor, has a reputation for being fearless, yet cool-headed and a master at navigating complex cases. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 11, 2020 - 7:31 am
BOSTON (AP) — After winning guilty verdicts against top Enron executives in one of the most high-profile cases of corporate fraud, the lead prosecutor declared: “No matter how rich and powerful you are, you have to play by the rules.” More than a decade later, that same lawyer, Sean Berkowitz, is...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Eight parents, including Loughlin and Giannulli, are scheduled to go on trial in October 2020 for their involvement in a college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 11, 2020 - 7:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — A year after dozens of prominent parents and athletic coaches at top universities were arrested in a college admissions cheating scheme, some are heading to prison while others are gearing up to fight the charges at trial in Boston. More than 50 people have been charged in the case,...
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March 10, 2020 - 6:41 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court has cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of allegations that he misled parliament about the funding of his campaign to become leader of the ruling African National Congress party. Ramaphosa had been accused by the country's public watchdog of misleading...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2020 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says he will support a subpoena to interview a witness and obtain records related to Burisma, the gas company in Ukraine linked to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. The push comes as Biden has emerged as a front-runner to challenge President Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety is to be arraigned in New York, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
February 27, 2020 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New evidence against Mexico's former top security official has been uncovered since he was charged with taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. “The strength of the government’s...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Lawyers for Loughlin and Giannulli said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 26, 2020 - 9:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. An attorney for the couple...
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Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 25, 2020 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers...
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Michelle Janavs arrives at federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 25, 2020 - 4:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, China's Sun Yang waves following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ahead of a verdict pending within days in the doping case of three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang, a Swiss supreme court document on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 shows swimming’s governing body wanted to stop the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal. World swim body FINA supported arguments by Sun’s lawyers who asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s case early last year in a pre-trial dispute over an alleged conflict of interest for the agency’s American lead prosecutor, Richard Young. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
February 25, 2020 - 9:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banned from the sport in a doping case, according to a Swiss supreme court document. A verdict in the case against the Chinese swimmer is expected within days from the Court of...
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Michael Center, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, runs from federal court in Boston, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, after being sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 24, 2020 - 5:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into...
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