graft and conflicts of interest

January 05, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The attorneys for a former Hong Kong government official charged in the United States with using bribes to secure business deals are asking for their client to be released on bail. The lawyers representing Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho wrote to Judge Katherine Forrest on Friday saying Ho...
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FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne, center, shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, as Byrne's wife Ruthi Zinn Byrne, second from left, and former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, right, clap after Christie outlined his 2014 state budget proposals in Trenton, N.J. Byrne, a Democrat who served as New Jersey governor from 1974 to 1982, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
January 04, 2018 - 7:28 pm
Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, has died at age 93. Byrne, a Democrat, died Thursday at a home in Livingston, his son Tom Byrne said. He suffered an infection that went into his lungs...
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January 04, 2018 - 7:18 pm
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, has died at age 93. Byrne, a Democrat, died Thursday at a home in Livingston, his son Tom Byrne said. He suffered an infection...
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2017 courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Mehmet Atilla, right, testifies during his trial on corruption charges in New York. The Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions has been convicted Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, by a jury in New York, after a trial that sowed distrust between the two nations. He was convicted of four conspiracy counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, plus one bank fraud count. He was acquitted of a money laundering charge. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)
January 03, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A banker accused of helping Iran evade economic sanctions was convicted Wednesday in a case that strained ties between the United States and Turkey with its testimony about corruption at the highest levels of the NATO ally's government. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a 47-year-old deputy...
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January 03, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury deliberating the fate of a Turkish banker charged with helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions asked a judge Wednesday what happens if it reaches a verdict on only some charges in a trial that has angered Turkey government officials. The Manhattan federal court jury asked...
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year prison term for Lee for his conviction on bribery and other charge (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 27, 2017 - 6:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years in...
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year prison term for Lee for his conviction on bribery and other charge (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 27, 2017 - 5:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years in...
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year prison term for Lee for his conviction on bribery and other charge (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 27, 2017 - 5:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years in prison for...
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year prison term for Lee for his conviction on bribery and other charge (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 27, 2017 - 5:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong, who reportedly maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years in...
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year prison term for Lee for his conviction on bribery and other charge (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 27, 2017 - 4:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong for his conviction on bribery and other charges, according to a Seoul court hearing his appeal case. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years...
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