graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. Israeli media reports Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 say police recommending Netanyahu indictment on corruption charges, including bribery. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:32 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in a pair of corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to step down. Netanyahu angrily rejected...
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February 13, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's prize witness at the bribery trial of a longtime top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) has returned to the witness stand after being arrested last week. Jurors heard a lawyer for ex-Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco blasting witness Todd Howe on...
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February 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former postal service worker accepted nearly $15,000 in bribes to intercept and deliver packages of illegal drugs. Leonard Gresham pleaded guilty Tuesday and the 50-year-old Rahway man faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced May 30. Federal...
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Choi Soon-sil, center, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Guen-hye has arrived at court to hear the verdict in her political corruption case. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a political scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Choi Soon-sil, the jailed confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, shouts upon her arrival at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in the case of the woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country’s first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:26 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday in the case of a woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire. Prosecutors are seeking a 25-year...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery. The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, on its website Tuesday. Sun is the highest-ranking...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Prosecutors say their main witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is...
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February 09, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been arrested. The arrest of Todd Howe came after he admitted Thursday during testimony that he violated the terms of his plea deal in the case against former Cuomo...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is bracing for a scolding from prosecutors. Todd Howe on Thursday was forced to concede that he tried to improperly recover the cost of a fancy Manhattan...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' chief justice is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear, his lawyer said Thursday, expressing grave concern about the reaction to the Supreme Court's surprise ruling last...
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