graft and conflicts of interest

July 29, 2018 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says a former police officer who was among the country's top 100 international fugitives has returned from the United States to face charges of taking bribes. The Xinhua News Agency says Zhang Yongguang, who worked in a police station in the southern cit...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state "has to stop." The punishment,...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison. The punishment, announced by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, was five years...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, is begging for mercy as he faces sentencing for a second time. The fate of Silver, 74, rests Friday with a judge who ordered him...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York. Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in New York for two decades, is scheduled to be sentenced to prison time on Friday, July 27, in the corruption case that ended his career. The same federal judge previously sentenced the former New York Assembly Speaker to 12 years imprisonment for the same crime, but the punishment was thrown out when an appeals court ordered a retrial. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 27, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, is begging for mercy as he faces sentencing for a second time. The fate of Silver, 74, on Friday rests with a judge who ordered...
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July 24, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The former chief information technology officer for a New York government agency has pleaded guilty to a contract kickback scheme that predated his state employment. Federal prosecutors say between January 2011 and April 2013, Mark Berger took $985,000 in cash bribes from two...
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July 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul. A South Korean court has sentenced on Friday, July 20, 2018, jailed Park to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 20, 2018 - 4:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul. A South Korean court has sentenced on Friday, July 20, 2018, jailed Park to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison...
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July 12, 2018 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former official at the pension fund for New York state public employees who was charged with accepting bribes that included prostitutes, strippers, cocaine and a $17,000 wristwatch has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Navnoor Kang was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty...
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