graft and conflicts of interest

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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Pope Francis listens to the speech by Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 19, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region's biggest graft scandal. Hours after decrying...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference in Union Beach, N.J. In a Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, court filing, the government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury on Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. He expects to receive the report from an independent commission by April 25. The Board of Governors will then be expected to vote on formal proposals at their August meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 18, 2018 - 8:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball. When it happens, he expects everyone in the governing body to jump on board. With an independent commission looking into alleged corruption in the sport, Emmert used his annual state...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:55 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body on Thursday called on Romania to do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption. The anti-corruption arm of Europe's leading human rights organization said Romania should redouble its efforts to prosecute lawmakers, judges...
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January 18, 2018 - 4:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's deputy president is urging state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of whom have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said in Johannesburg on Thursday that he wants...
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