graft and conflicts of interest

Supporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye with her portrait stage a rally to call for her release near the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 6, 2018. A South Korean court is set to issue a verdict against disgraced former President Park on Friday, a year after she was forced out of office and arrested over an explosive corruption scandal that ensnared aides and prominent business leaders. The signs read: " Release." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 06, 2018 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korea court is set to issue a verdict Friday, April 6, 2018, on disgraced former President Park over a corruption scandal. Park has been held at a detention center near Seoul since her arrest in March 2017, after she was removed from office on a landmark court ruling. Prosecutors have requested a 30-year prison term on her.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
April 05, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to issue a verdict against disgraced former President Park Geun-hye on Friday, a year after she was forced out of office and arrested over an explosive corruption scandal that ensnared aides and prominent business leaders. Park has been held at...
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April 03, 2018 - 3:01 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A worker with a New Jersey medical device company has admitted receiving bribes from officials with a New York technology company in return for helping their get firm a $5.5 million contract with his employer. Daniel Lawrynowicz pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the federal...
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Former Maryland state Sen. Larry Young, left, talks with Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, right, in the Senate lounge shortly before Oaks submitted a resignation letter to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. Oaks was indicted last year in a federal bribery case. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
March 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges submitted a resignation letter Wednesday night. Sen. Nathaniel Oaks met Wednesday evening with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Jake Weissmann, a Miller spokesman, said Oaks gave the...
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March 28, 2018 - 9:04 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A spokesman for Maryland's Senate president says a state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges is resigning. Sen. Nathaniel Oaks met Wednesday evening with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Jake Weissmann, a Miller spokesman, says Oaks gave...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 28, 2018 - 1:57 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eschewing any mention of the corruption scandal that dogged him for years and put his political career in jeopardy, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez launched his bid for a third term Wednesday, telling a cheering gymnasium full of high school students that "I am here because I am your...
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March 27, 2018 - 6:56 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The former head of NATO has asked the prime minister of Latvia to create an international task force to guide the country in cleaning up its banking sector, which has been rocked by accusations of money laundering and bribery. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who's also been prime...
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March 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal authorities have conducted house searches and seized documents following claims by state-controlled defense contractor Ruag of possible criminal wrongdoing. The investigators are reportedly looking into allegations of shady business practices and bribery linked to...
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski talks on his cellphone as he leaves the Government Palace also known as the House of Pizarro, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader has offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
March 21, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit...
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski talks on his cellphone as he leaves the Government Palace also known as the House of Pizarro, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader has offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
March 21, 2018 - 3:37 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to Peru's congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor on corruption charges, according to a presidential aide. Kuczynski will announce his decision in a televised...
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