graft and conflicts of interest

January 24, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed seven counts in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez and a longtime friend, leaving 11 counts remaining for a retrial this year after the first trial ended in a hung jury. The seven counts all dealt with alleged bribery involving political...
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a demonstration in his support in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on da Silva's appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. (AP Photo/Wesley Santos)
January 24, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his prison sentence in a major decision that could keep the former leader from...
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January 24, 2018 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of staff to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a former top Cuomo aide accused of accepting over $300,000 in bribes was against giving junior staffers raises. Linda Lacewell testified Wednesday at Joseph Percoco's bribery trial in Manhattan federal court that Percoco opposed...
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FILE - This April 26, 2013, file photo shows Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of his most loyal advisers, during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Jury selection begins in New York in Percoco's trial on bribery and extortion charges on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 23, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors at the start of a trial that a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sold his powerful influence to businessmen willing to pay bribes. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone said in his opening statement Tuesday that longtime Cuomo confidante Joseph...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York's governor is being tried on charges he used their relationship to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection started Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 7:27 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 21, 2018 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York's governor is going on trial on charges he used his relationship with him to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection starts Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov...
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Pope Francis makes his way to the Shrine of Our Lord of the Miracles to attend a mid-morning prayer with contemplative nuns, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 21, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Pope Francis says the sprawling Odebrecht bribery scandal that has rippled across Latin America is "just a small anecdote" in a scourge of corruption throughout the region. Francis said Sunday in remarks to...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 21, 2018 - 10:27 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The corruption trial of a former top adviser to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to begin in Manhattan. The case against Joe Percoco gets underway Monday with jury selection. The trial is expected to last several weeks. Percoco and several co-defendants have pleaded...
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