graft and conflicts of interest

This photo provided by the Honduras public magistrate's office shows Eric Conn with Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation (ATIC) agents after he was captured by police on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in the city of La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case, is expected to be transferred to the U.S. on Tuesday. (Honduras public magistrate's office via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 11:03 pm
A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said Monday. Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a...
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December 04, 2017 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted. "I made a mistake," Jose "Jota" Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial...
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December 04, 2017 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted. "I made a mistake," Jose "Jota" Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brazilian businessman has testified in New York that he was in on a $10 million bribe to buy the influence of an official of soccer's governing body in granting commercial rights to the Copa America tournament. Jose "Jota" Hawilla is founder of the Traffic Group marketing firm and...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:42 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government. A three-day sentencing...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:40 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Dr. Salomon Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday in West Palm Beach on 67 counts...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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FILE - In this courtroom sketch, Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, center, testifies before Judge Richard Berman, right, that he helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions with help from Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. At left is an interpreter. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal trial that has chilled relations between the U.S. and Turkey has been playing out in a New York courtroom with testimony by an international gold trader who claimed to have paid millions of dollars in bribes to government and banking officials in Turkey. Some of the...
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December 01, 2017 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Hong Kong government official was denied bail on Friday in a U.S. case accusing of him using bribes to secure business deals. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was jailed last week after being charged with paying bribes on behalf of a Chinese energy conglomerate to the president of...
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December 01, 2017 - 8:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for his role in a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million. Cmdr. Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was the latest person to be sentenced in connection with a decade-long scam...
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