Bribery

FILE - In this June 3, 2017 file photo North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. Hayes won't seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)
April 02, 2019 - 1:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party and a secretive big-money donor are facing federal bribery and wire fraud charges accusing them of trying to sway regulatory decisions in favor of the donor's insurance companies, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. State...
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FILE - This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in Boston federal court. (AP Photo, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results Monday in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent in the first round, setting the stage for a presidential runoff in three weeks. With over 70 percent of the polling stations...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 31, 2019 - 9:07 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The...
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Ukrainian artist Dasha Marchenko adds a chocolate wrapper to her portrait of Ukraine's President and chocolate tycoon Petro Poroshenko at her studio in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March 28, 2019. The artist bought around 20 kilograms of chocolate using the wrappers to create his face. The framework was constructed using 4000 gun shells from battlefields in the country’s east that has been hit by conflict with Russia-backed separatists since 2014. Poroshenko is running for the second term as president in elections to be held on March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 29, 2019 - 10:18 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's interior minister has accused both the president and a former premier of waging campaigns that involve bribing voters ahead of Sunday's presidential election — a blunt claim seen as part of the increasingly vicious infighting in the top echelons of the Ukrainian...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 29, 2019 - 8:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme are due in court. They are expected to make initial appearances Friday in federal court in Boston. They're among 33 prominent parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college...
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Rudy Meredith, former Yale women's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston on Thursday, March 28, 2019, where he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 28, 2019 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school. Rudy Meredith, 51, is the third person to plead guilty...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, China's Internet czar Lu Wei attends a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Wash. Lu Wei, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)
March 26, 2019 - 6:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday. The Intermediate People's Court in the eastern city of Ningbo...
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March 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska sentenced Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, once Hong Kong's...
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This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in indictments unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo)
March 21, 2019 - 1:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some...
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