Political scandals

Convicted ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter, left, walks towards a court building for sentencing Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in San Diego. Hunter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty on a corruption charge. Hunter served six terms representing one of Southern California's last solidly Republican districts before he resigned. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 17, 2020 - 11:05 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing campaign funds and spending the money on everything from outings with friends to his daughter's birthday party. The ex-Marine's defense attorneys had asked...
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Paris mayoral candidate Rachida Dati, who is running as a candidate of the conservative Les Republicains (LR) party in the 2020 Paris mayoral election acknowledges applause during a rally in Paris, Monday, March 9, 2020. Municipal elections will take place on March 15 and 22 throughout France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 12, 2020 - 1:05 am
PARIS (AP) — The battle to win the hearts of Parisians and preside over France's capital from the opulent city hall, has been nasty, and unpredictable. Parisians have been dished up a sex video scandal that triggered the surprise withdrawal of the candidate for President Emmanuel Macron's party, a...
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March 04, 2020 - 1:19 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's presidency has been rocked by federal investigators' search of presidential offices and four high-level resignations, including President Carlos Alvarado's mentor and right-hand man on Wednesday. At issue is a data analysis unit set up within executive...
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In this Malaysia's Department of Information photo taken and released on March 1, 2020, Malaysia's incoming Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin takes the oath of office in front of King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah during his swearing-in ceremony as the country's new leader at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. (Maszuandi Adnan/Malaysia's Department of Information via AP)
March 01, 2020 - 1:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad called Sunday for an urgent sitting of Malaysia's Parliament to contest the appointment of a former ally as prime minister under a Malay-majority coalition that could further split the nation following the collapse of Mahathir's multiracial reformist...
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Politician Muhyiddin Yassin, center, waves to media after outside his house after he being appointed as the new prime minister in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Malaysia's king has appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the new prime minister, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister. (AP Photo/John Shen Lee)
February 29, 2020 - 7:42 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Saturday appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the country's new leader, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister. But hours later, Mahathir...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 28, 2020 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A political advocacy group founded by Bernie Sanders entered into a nondisclosure agreement with an African American political consultant that bars her from discussing a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at the organization and the Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign...
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, second from left, and her attorney Steven Silverman, left, leave a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children's books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
February 27, 2020 - 2:34 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore's extremely troubled history ended Thursday when the city's former mayor was sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career. Catherine...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore is scheduled to be sentenced during a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 26, 2020 - 7:47 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.” In a 2005 self-published collection of poetry, the woman who would become Baltimore's mayor wrote about her solutions for the city’s challenges and dream...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 21, 2020 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. The billionaire former mayor of New York also said his company,...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 21, 2020 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling to adjust. The former New York City mayor was...
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