graft and conflicts of interest

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrivesl for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 11:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday were questioning South Korea's conservative former President Lee Myung-bak over corruption allegations, making him the latest of the country's leaders entangled in scandal. The move came about two weeks after prosecutors demanded a 30-year prison...
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Joseph Percoco, center, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused of bribery, leaves Federal court in New York, Monday, March 12, 2018. Jurors have finished another day of deliberations after a second deadlock. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 13, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the bribery conviction of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 3:50 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the conviction of his former top aide is "personally painful" but he respects the jury's decision. The federal jury...
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Joseph Percoco, right, former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacts while talking to reporters outside U.S. District court, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in New York. Percoco was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 13, 2018 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on federal bribery and fraud charges Tuesday in a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. Joseph Percoco, who was once likened to a brother by the Democrat Cuomo, faces up to 20 years in...
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March 13, 2018 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have asked the judge if they could return a verdict on some counts but not others. They sent out a note Tuesday at the trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. The parties were agreeing...
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March 13, 2018 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are deliberating a day after announcing a second deadlock. The jurors wrote in a note Monday that they'd struck out after considering "the facts and the evidence with open minds." They had also...
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Hospitality staff members pose for a selfie outside the Great Hall of the People during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 13, 2018 - 7:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is set to give President Xi Jinping a powerful new weapon as he prepares to rule indefinitely — a Communist Party-led anti-corruption agency to police not only the party's cadres, but also doctors, teachers, entertainers and other state employees. The move is part of a sweeping...
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March 12, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have finished another day of deliberations after a second deadlock. The jurors wrote in a note Monday that they'd struck out after considering "the facts and the evidence with open minds." They...
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Virginia guard Kyle Guy drives against North Carolina guard Andrew Platek (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament title Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Virginia won 71-63. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 11, 2018 - 6:56 pm
From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. College basketball is in trouble. The brackets came out Sunday, replete with the usual...
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FILE - This June 12, 2017, file photo shows former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at a news conference at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters, in New York. Mangano and his wife, Linda, will be on trial in Central Islip beginning Monday March 12, 2017. The indictment charges that Mangano received bribes and kickbacks to help a businessman obtain guaranteed loans. Linda Mangano is charged with accepting a $450,000 no-show job at the businessman's restaurant and lying to federal investigators. Also on trial is John Venditto, a former Oyster Bay town supervisor. All three have pleaded not guilty to a 13-count indictment alleging extortion, bribery, fraud and obstruction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 11, 2018 - 9:34 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A bribery trial is set to begin for a former suburban New York county executive, his wife and a former town supervisor. Ex-Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, will be on trial beginning Monday. The case is one in a string that federal prosecutors...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have gone home for the weekend after a sometimes rocky week of deliberations. The jury in Joseph Percoco's trial reviewed some portions of testimony Friday, the sixth day deliberating. They're due to...
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