graft and conflicts of interest

September 10, 2019 - 9:37 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating a possible conflict of interest after a former government adviser was named to head General Electric's operations in France. A judicial official said Tuesday the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation based on a complaint from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 file photo,Felicity Huffman, from left, writer/director William H. Macy and Eva Longoria arrive at the Los Angeles VIP screening of "Rudderless" at The Vista Theater. Felicity Huffman and her lawyers pleaded Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 for probation, community service and a fine instead of jail time for her role in the college admissions scandal, buoyed by letters of support from her famous husband, William H. Macy, and her “Desperate Housewives” co-star Eva Longoria.(Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2019 - 6:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Felicity Huffman and her lawyers pleaded Friday for probation, community service and a fine instead of jail time for her role in the college admissions scandal, buoyed by letters of support from her famous husband, William H. Macy, and her "Desperate Housewives" co-star Eva Longoria...
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File-In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Robert Zangrillo departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Records released in federal court reveal that the University of Southern California sometimes takes family donations into account when deciding who gets admitted. Spreadsheets and emails shared among admissions and athletics officials appear to track the fundraising history of certain applicants, with notes including “given 2 million already” and “potential donor.” The records were filed in Boston’s federal court Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, by a parent charged in a sweeping admissions bribery scheme. Lawyers for Zangrillo aim to argue that his alleged bribe to USC was no different than donations made by other parents. USC officials say Zangrillo is only trying to divert attention from the fraud charges he faces. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
September 04, 2019 - 3:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A trove of records released in federal court shows the University of Southern California routinely has taken family donations into account when deciding who gets accepted, with notes alongside some applicants' names including "1 mil pledge," ''given 2 million already," and "potential...
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South Korean Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Kim Myeong-su, top center, sits with other justices upon their arrival at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials for her previously convicted charges, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. (Yonhap via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials on the charges on which she was convicted, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. The Supreme Court also ordered...
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Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 27, 2019 - 2:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A judge says actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their...
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August 23, 2019 - 9:05 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office. The Central Investigative Chief Prosecution Office said Friday that its probe is focusing on "fraud causing extraordinarily significant damages" and...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraiser in Surrey, British Columbia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 1:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...
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August 12, 2019 - 8:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say an Israeli billionaire has been ordered to stand trial on corruption and bribery charges allegedly involving a widow of Guinea's former president. Prosecutors in Geneva allege that diamond-mining magnate Beny Steinmetz and two other defendants paid $10 million in...
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In this March 27, 2019, photo, Robert Zangrillo departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Zangrillo plan to argue that he isn’t much different from parents who make formal donations to schools in the hopes of giving their children an edge in admissions. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 3:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A parent accused in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme plans to argue that he isn't much different from parents who try to give their children an edge in admissions by making donations. Lawyers for Robert Zangrillo gave a glimpse into their defense plans in a recently...
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July 29, 2019 - 9:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it has accepted the request of state anti-corruption prosecutors to probe Spain's second-biggest bank for allegedly paying a police investigator to carry out industrial espionage. The National Court said Monday that it will investigate the BBVA bank for...
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