Bribery

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It has led a number of high-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, pauses during an interview, in Guatemala City. Velasquez was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, days after President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the body's mandate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 5:12 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a U.N.-backed commission investigating corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would not renew its mandate. In a statement, the government said...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he has chosen a new chief anti-corruption prosecutor, a prestigious but highly scrutinized job in one of the most graft-riddled countries in the European Union. The position opened up after President Klaus Iohannis was forced to dismiss...
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People protest against a decision by Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales to shut down the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, at Constitution Square in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Last week the Supreme Court allowed a request brought by the CICIG and Guatemalan prosecutors to strip Morales' immunity from prosecution to go to Congress for consideration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
August 31, 2018 - 9:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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August 28, 2018 - 9:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's director of prosecutions says he ordered the arrest of the deputy chief justice over alleged abuse of office and taking bribes. Noordin Haji said Tuesday's arrest of Philomena Mwilu was made "independently" but some Kenyans remembered that President Uhuru Kenyatta had...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts. Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored...
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FILE- In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores greets the media as they arrive to a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether members of Maduro's family were simultaneously benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated Press .(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:48 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated...
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August 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says it has fired four employees and terminated its relationship with four business partners at its Hungarian subsidiary. The company did not say when it took the actions in Hungary but it made its announcement after the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that...
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In this Feb. 19, 2018 photo, Dallas City council member Dwaine Caraway, of District 4, speaks during a news conference calling for the National Rifle Association to be disinvited from hosting the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas while Caraway was outside Dallas City Hall in Dallas. Federal prosecutors said Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and other cities, and a phony consulting agreement. Court documents filed Thursday, Aug. 9, show Caraway pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 12:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, and a phony consulting agreement. Court documents filed Thursday show Caraway, the second highest-ranking...
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