graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Kevin Jonas, of the group The Jonas Brothers, attends the AOL NewFront 2015 in New York. Jonas turned up in the courtroom for a trial of three South American soccer officials, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to bolster testimony that one of the defendants had been bribed with tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Argentina in 2010. Jonas didn’t have personal knowledge of the bribes but confirmed the ex-Beatle's concert had taken place as prosecutors said. The soccer officials have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges stemming from an investigation of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of the Jonas...
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Former Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is escorted to a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Ulyukayev who is on trial for allegedly taking a $2 million bribe is expected to deliver his final argument on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
December 07, 2017 - 3:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian economic development minister on trial for bribery has accused an oil executive of setting him up. Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested since 1993, delivered his final argument at the trial in Moscow. Ulyukayev was detained last year...
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December 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A turning point in the investigation of soccer's governing body came with a 6 a.m. wake-up call by the FBI to the five-star Miami hotel room of a Brazilian sports marketing executive named Jose Hawilla. A startled Hawilla, after learning he was a target of the probe, eventually...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:29 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud that stole more than $100 million from federal taxpayers put character witnesses before a judge on Tuesday to support a reduced sentence. Dr. Salomon Melgen, 63, was found guilty of 67 crimes,...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Former patients critical of a prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud told a judge that they...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 10:40 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Dr. Salomon Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday in West Palm Beach on 67 counts...
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December 04, 2017 - 1:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for his role in a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million. Cmdr. Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was the latest person to be sentenced in connection with a decade-long scam...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2009, file photo, former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson, left, stands outside the Albert V. Bryan Courthouse with his wife, Andrea after being convicted on 11 of 16 counts in Alexandria, Va. Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Jefferson, who famously hid $90,000 in his freezer, are working on an agreement for his resentencing on corruption charges, according to court documents filed in the case. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
November 30, 2017 - 1:16 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, has served more than five years in a federal...
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In this courtroom sketch, Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, third from left in the stand, is questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sidhardha Kamarju, center, while defense attorney Victor Rocco, second from right, and Turkish banker defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, listen during Zarrab's federal court trial, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. Zarrab testified that he helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions with help from Atilla. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 7:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish government minister on Thursday branded the New York trial of a Turkish bank executive on charges of violation of sanctions against Iran as a new attempt by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen to harm Turkey's government. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, the...
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