graft and conflicts of interest

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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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2006 file photo, a Lukoil gas station is seen in Philadelphia. A lawsuit has been filed in Florida on Thursday, March 8, 2018, against Glencore, Lukoil and other international energy firms for their alleged role funneling bribes to corrupt Venezuelan officials in exchange for rigged oil purchase contracts involving state-run PDVSA. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 08, 2018 - 9:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A trust linked to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has filed a lawsuit against Glencore, Lukoil and other energy trading firms for their alleged role funneling bribes to corrupt company officials in exchange for rigged oil purchase and sale contracts. The civil complaint...
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March 06, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on deliberations at the trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A jury that hit a wall in deliberations at the bribery trial of a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting a day off. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni cited a...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The jury foreman at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says jurors can only agree that they disagree. The message was delivered Tuesday in a series of notes at the trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. The judge instructed the jurors to try again...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Nir Hefetz, a longtime media adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, arrives to a Magistrate court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media say a third confidant of Netanyahu agreed to turn state witness and testify against the prime minister, who faces a wave of corruption allegations. Various outlets say Hefetz agreed Monday, March 5, 2018 to testify in return for a more lenient punishment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
March 05, 2018 - 11:13 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday agreed to turn state's witness in a burgeoning corruption case, becoming the third former aide to testify against the Israeli leader in a series of scandals and casting a shadow over a high-profile visit to the White House. Police...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Nir Hefetz, a longtime media adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, arrives to a Magistrate court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media say a third confidant of Netanyahu agreed to turn state witness and testify against the prime minister, who faces a wave of corruption allegations. Various outlets say Hefetz agreed Monday, March 5, 2018 to testify in return for a more lenient punishment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
March 05, 2018 - 8:58 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday agreed to turn state's witness in a burgeoning corruption case, becoming the third former aide to testify against the Israeli leader in a series of scandals and casting a shadow over a high-profile visit to the White House. Various media...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 photo, Italian energy giant Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi attends a meeting in Paris. Shell and Eni and former and current executives of the two oil giants will stand trial Monday in Milan, Italy, in connection with a $1.1 billion bribery scandal linked to bids for one of Nigeria's most lucrative oil blocks. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
March 05, 2018 - 5:12 am
MILAN (AP) — A corporate bribery trial billed as the biggest in history opened Monday against the Shell and Eni oil companies as well as former and current executives, all charged in a $1.1 billion scandal to win control of one of Nigeria's most lucrative oil blocks. The size of the two oil...
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