Bribery

April 07, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2006 file photo, Honduras' former President Rafael Leonardo Callejas speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Callejas, who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal, died in the United States in an Atlanta prison on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was 76. (AP Photo/Edgard Garrido, File)
April 04, 2020 - 5:59 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday. Rafael Callejas governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the wide-ranging...
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March 31, 2020 - 12:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. In an unusual hearing held via videoconference due to the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. "Full House" actress Loughlin, Giannulli and other prominent parents told a judge Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that he should dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of "extraordinary" misconduct. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 25, 2020 - 9:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct. Defense attorneys for...
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FILE - March 15, 2019, David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, leaves following his federal court hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy charge in Boston federal court on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
March 13, 2020 - 11:54 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former Canadian Football League player pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a college admissions cheating scheme by hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons. David Sidoo, a businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia, pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy...
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In this April 3, 2019, photo, Lori Loughlin, left, arrives at federal court in Boston with her attorney Sean Berkowitz to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Berkowitz, a former federal prosecutor, has a reputation for being fearless, yet cool-headed and a master at navigating complex cases. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 11, 2020 - 2:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — After winning guilty verdicts against top Enron executives in one of the most high-profile cases of corporate fraud, the lead prosecutor declared: “No matter how rich and powerful you are, you have to play by the rules.” More than a decade later, that same lawyer, Sean Berkowitz, is...
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March 11, 2020 - 2:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A University of Miami professor who is a top expert on money laundering in Latin America is scheduled to plead guilty for trying to hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme with Venezuela's socialist government. Bruce Bagley, 73, was arrested in November on three counts of...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Eight parents, including Loughlin and Giannulli, are scheduled to go on trial in October 2020 for their involvement in a college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 11, 2020 - 7:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — A year after dozens of prominent parents and athletic coaches at top universities were arrested in a college admissions cheating scheme, some are heading to prison while others are gearing up to fight the charges at trial in Boston. More than 50 people have been charged in the case,...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2020 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says he will support a subpoena to interview a witness and obtain records related to Burisma, the gas company in Ukraine linked to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. The push comes as Biden has emerged as a front-runner to challenge President Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety is to be arraigned in New York, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
February 27, 2020 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New evidence against Mexico's former top security official has been uncovered since he was charged with taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. “The strength of the government’s...
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