graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday, Oct. 5, after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country's economic rise. Lee's...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak walks into courtroom at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Rosmah was arrested by the anti graft agency Wednesday and will face money laundering charges related to a graft scandal in the 1mdb state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2018 - 10:50 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering illegal proceeds from a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund, five months after her husband's shocking electoral loss. Rosmah Mansor, 66, was...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at the Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Rosmah is to be questioned by the country's anti-graft agency for the third time as investigators prepare possible charges against her including money laundering in the multi-billion-dollar scandal. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2018 - 5:48 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Wednesday that the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face money laundering charges in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund. The agency said Rosmah Mansor was detained at its...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at the Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Rosmah is to be questioned by the country's anti-graft agency for the third time as investigators prepare possible charges against her including money laundering in the multi-billion-dollar scandal. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2018 - 4:48 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A government official says the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and is expected to be charged in a graft scandal...
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In this January 18, 2008, photo, former Chinese securities regulator Yao Gang, right, and Clara Furse, the then-Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, participate in a ribbon-cutting event at a business center for the LSE in Beijing. Yao, the former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was sentenced Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese stock market regulator who was detained after a collapse in share prices in 2015 was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. Yao Gang, a former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was one of a...
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Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, center, waves as he walks in a street march with supporters in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Solih, the only contender in Sunday's election against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, is backed by former President Mohamed Nasheed who is now living in exile in neighboring Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
September 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate based on police intelligence that the office...
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A vehicle carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is surrounded by his supporters following his release from prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Islamabad High Court set him and his daughter and son-in-law free on bail Wednesday pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the President's National Council of the American Worker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local): 6:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, saying Tuesday that his action will...
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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales delivers his speech during a a session to celebrate the country's independence, in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Thousands of police and at least 50 heavily-armed soldiers set a security cordon around congress that greatly exceeded normal, while about 8,000 protesters called for Morales' resignation and expressed their opposition to his decision not to renew the mandate of a United Nation's-backed anti-corruption commission. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
September 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to defang the investigative body. The unanimous ruling...
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