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Trump pardons in California extend to former congressman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When then-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham admitted in 2005 to accepting $2.4 million in illegal gifts from defense contractors in exchange...

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of...

SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him...

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister...

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a...

Mossimo Giannulli asks to finish prison sentence at home

BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli asked Thursday to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight...

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and...

Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history,...

Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over alleged bribes in Guinea

GENEVA (AP) — Israeli diamond and minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz went on trial in Switzerland on Monday on charges of corruption and forging documents...

New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

MIAMI (AP) — For years as a federal prosecutor in New York, Daniel R. Alonso led teams that had to search through a maze...

US motions expand drug claims against Honduras president

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had...

Deutsche Bank to pay $130 million to avoid bribery charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Deutsche Bank agreed Friday to pay fines and penalties of about $130 million to avoid a criminal prosecution on charges...

Head of Chinese bank behind foreign building spree jailed

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian...

Israel postpones Netanyahu’s trial amid virus lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed the next hearing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial because of a tightened coronavirus lockdown that began...

Former head of China state asset firm sentenced to death

BEIJING (AP) — The former head of state-owned China Huarong Asset Management Co. Ltd. was sentenced to death Tuesday for bribe taking in one...

Prosecutors seek 9-year prison term for Samsung chief Lee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday requested a nine-year prison term for Samsung’s de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, during his...

Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes...

Protests keep up against Israeli PM as new election looms

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, calling on the long-serving leader to resign just days after...

Player jailed in match-fixing plot warns PL stars of dangers

LONDON (AP) — When Moses Swaibu stands in front of future Premier League players, warning of the dangers of becoming embroiled in match-fixing, he...

Former exam administrator gets probation in bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator was sentenced on Monday to one year of probation for her role in the college...

In FBI probe, Texas AG faces aggressive, ethical prosecutor

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has spent years dodging legal and public relations blows that might have knocked others out of...

California officer charged with accepting $128K in bribes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a Southern California police officer Tuesday with accepting $128,000 in bribes and expect he will plead...

Israelis maintain anti-Netanyahu protests in wintry weather

JERUSALEM (AP) — A few thousand Israelis protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that he resign in the face of corruption...

Trump’s election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit that President Donald Trump is now calling “the big one” in his effort to overturn the outcome of...

Ex-Los Angeles councilman pleads not guilty to corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former City Council member Jose Huizar pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he took bribes to help developers...

Ex-Harvard coach, father indicted in $1.5M admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were indicted Monday on charges the coach took $1.5...

Pardon probe centered on clemency effort for psychologist

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California psychologist convicted of tax evasion was at the center of a mysterious, recently disclosed Justice Department investigation into whether...

US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well...

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different...

Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into...

Ex-Harvard coach, father charged in $1.5M admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5...

Texas AG whistleblowers sue for wrongful firing, retaliation

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit himself, a woman with whom he was said to have had...

Ex-tennis club chief gets 3 months in prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas was sentenced Friday to three months in prison followed by three...

Peru ouster throws nation’s anti-corruption drive into doubt

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a...

South Africa to arrest ruling party leader for corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities are set to arrest on corruption charges Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress party, as...

Kenyan lawyer wanted by ICC prosecutors surrenders

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Kenyan lawyer wanted by International Criminal Court prosecutors for allegedly bribing witnesses has surrendered to authorities in the...

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her...

S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-leader’s 17-year jail term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption...

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer...

Sri Lanka Parliament votes to strengthen presidential power

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament by a large majority has approved a constitutional amendment concentrating powers under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and...

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of Mexico’s former defense minister in the United States on charges that he protected a drug cartel in...

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180...

Report: Most exporters do little to prevent foreign bribery

BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules...

Israeli protests against Netanyahu draw tens of thousands

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign demonstrated across the country Saturday evening,...

Texas AG taps investigator tied to donor’s defense attorney

DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the...

Company that planned LA development to settle bribery case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A company that planned a massive redevelopment project in downtown Los Angeles will pay more than $1 million after acknowledging...

Cardinal Pell accuser denies bribe as Vatican intrigue grows

VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony,...

Texas congressman calls on state attorney general to resign

DALLAS (AP) — A Republican congressman from Texas became the most prominent member of his party to call for the resignation of the state's...

Former tech CEO gets home confinement for admissions bribe

BOSTON (AP) — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way...

Letter: Top deputies accuse Texas attorney general of crimes

DALLAS (AP) — Several top deputies of Texas' attorney general have reported to law enforcement that their boss engaged in crimes including bribery and...

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores...

US firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A major U.S. asphalt company agreed to pay $16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that...

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors...

New Ohio House speaker’s sterling narrative has detractors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the...

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was...

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the...

Bergdahl lawyers say judge’s job application posed conflict

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A new motion filed in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court...

Swiss court puts Qatari on trial in soccer case next week

GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after...

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. ...

Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

More charges brought in college admissions bribery scandal

BOSTON (AP) — Another...

Samsung’s Lee indicted over controversial 2015 merger

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

FirstEnergy had big stake in tainted nuclear plant bailout

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy...

Quarantine order delays FIFA ban case for Brazil’s Teixeira

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) —...

Man Utd captain heading home after appearing in Greek court

ATHENS, Greece (AP) —...

Loughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot

BOSTON (AP) — Apologizing...

Bannon’s Chinese host an irritant to Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The...

Loughlin, Giannulli remain silent as they await prison fate

BOSTON (AP) — Since...

N.C. political donor gets 7 years in prison, Hayes probation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —...

Feds urge judge to OK prison deals for Loughlin, Giannulli

BOSTON (AP) — Federal...

FBI arrests Puerto Rico lawmaker, family in corruption probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico...

Fiat Chrysler calls GM’s bribery allegations ‘preposterous’

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations...

Malaysia’s ex-finance minister charged again in graft case

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) —...

Correction: Bribery Investigation-Ohio story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In...

Oakland man gets life for execution-style double killing

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

GM alleges Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders

DETROIT (AP) — General...

Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)...

Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

A former University of...

Graft verdict for Malaysia ex-leader a test of rule of law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)...

Q&A: What charges might longest serving US speaker face?

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal...

Speaker snared in Ohio bribery probe liked to play long game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Ohio governor reverses course, calls to repeal energy law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Colombia seizes properties of businessman tied to Maduro

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) —...

Ohio governor supports nuclear bailout law despite scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

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