Campaign finance improprieties

A voter signs her name after having voted in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
December 09, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing ,...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2018 - 12:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The White House says new court filings about President Donald Trump's former lawyer and campaign chairman offer nothing new or damaging about Trump. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders...
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Michael Cohen, left, walks out of federal court with his attorney Guy Petrillo, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York, after pleading guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Cohen, President Donald Trumps former lawyer, told the judge he lied about the timing of the negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump's "political message." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 01, 2018 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they portrayed him to a judge as a hero for cooperating in a probe Trump has "regularly questioned...
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Rep. Duncan Hunter,R-Calif., speaks during an interview at a call center on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018, in Santee, Calif. Hunter faces Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar in the race for Southern California's 50th district. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
November 07, 2018 - 3:58 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter won a sixth term Wednesday despite facing federal corruption charges involving the personal spending of campaign money. Hunter beat first-time Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar in a deeply red San Diego-area district that President...
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October 25, 2018 - 4:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost an appeal against an earlier legal decision and could stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign. A Paris appeals court confirmed Thursday a decision last year ordering Sarkozy to face a trial over...
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Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, attends a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
October 18, 2018 - 2:39 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation. The daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori cried as the judge read aloud his ruling Wednesday night. Several...
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Newly appointed Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center, and Secretary of State to the Interior Minister Laurent Nunez, left, arrive to the handover ceremony at the Interior ministry, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 16, 2018 - 7:56 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government sought to give itself a fresh start after a difficult summer with a limited reshuffle on Tuesday that included a new interior minister. The restructuring comes two weeks after the surprise resignation of Gerard Collomb as interior minister...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-In is escorted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after a photo opportunity Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 25, 2018 - 4:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:50 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the current round of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators. Moon is...
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