graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania. A Romanian court has handed down a 3 ½ year prison sentence for the powerful leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party for official misconduct. The High Court of Cassation and Justice on Thursday, June 21 sentenced Liviu Dragnea, after two previous adjournments. The ruling can be appealed. There was no immediate comment from Dragnea. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
June 22, 2018 - 8:25 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Leaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party rallied Friday around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. Regional bosses sent messages of support for Liviu Dragnea, saying he should be considered innocent pending a...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, right, shakes hands with newly appointed National Bank Gov. Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Lim said that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1 for a five-year term. (AP Photo)
June 22, 2018 - 5:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Malaysia says it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in the region even though 3 billion ringgit ($747 million) from the venture has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund linked to former premier Najib Razak. (AP Photo/Voon Chong)
June 21, 2018 - 5:13 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Thursday it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in Southeast Asia, even though 3 billion ringgit ($747 million) from the venture has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund linked to former premier Najib Razak. Finance Minister...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:39 am
MADRID (AP) — The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison...
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June 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes over 12 years in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors, a state news agency reported. Xiang Junbo was the highest-ranking figure in Chinese finance to be ensnared in an anti-...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court says the president has no option but to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who's been praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft but has angered some politicians. The constitutional court published a 133-page report Thursday...
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Tommy Thomas, newly appointed attorney-general of Malaysia, speaks to media outside his office during the first day he report to work in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Thomas, 66, is a renowned senior lawyer whose first task will be to handle prosecution of the 1MDB case. (AP Photo)
June 06, 2018 - 7:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government accepted Muhammad Ibrahim's resignation and a...
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June 06, 2018 - 1:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teacher has been fired for allegedly taking bribes from students in exchange for good grades. WCAU-TV reported Tuesday the teacher worked at the Learning in New Contexts High School in the northern part of the city. A spokesperson for Philadelphia Schools says the...
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Zephyr Teachout points to Trump Tower while announcing her Democratic Party candidacy for the New York State Attorney General, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. Teachout faces several candidates in the attorney general race, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. James won the endorsement of state Democrats at their convention last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 05, 2018 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire. Teachout says that if elected she would litigate aggressively against...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
June 05, 2018 - 6:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar...
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