Prosecutors in El Salvador file charges against ex-president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador presented charges of bribery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy Friday against former President Mauricio Funes, who has fled to Nicar...

US prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving

MIAMI (AP) — A federal prosecutor who has jailed some of Venezuela’s biggest crooks is stepping down, The Associated Press has learned, leaving a void that could dampen U.S. efforts to expose criminal...

Former test administrator to plead guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the U.S., fed...

FBI arrests 7th person in Puerto Rico public corruption case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico's former education secretary. FBI spokeswoman Lima...

Three decades after Jones fight, gold still stings for Park

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. South K...

Business Highlights

___ McDonald’s sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s is suing Steve Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropri...

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court d...

Taiwan court scraps bail for lawmaker in bribery scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) will be detained after all as the Taipei District Court on Saturday (Aug. 8) scrapped an earlier favorable bail decision in the ...

Employee in college admissions bribery case to plead guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the consultant who authorities say ran a widespread college admissions bribery scheme that embroiled dozens of wealthy and famous parents has agreed to plead guilty,...

Brazil police make raids in alleged hospital corruption case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Federal Police said Thursday they have carried out a series of raids against business executives and government workers suspected of involvement in a hospital bribery s...

Hearing set for 5 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court hearing was scheduled Thursday for five members of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants. ...

Judge upholds corruption convictions of Lindberg, consultant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the convictions of two men found to be trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions so that scrutiny of...

Former Taiwan party leader to leave NPP amid corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being freed on bail in a massive investigation into bribery, ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) announced Wednesday (Aug. 5) he was resigning from the New Power Party...

Business Highlights

___ COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending NEW YORK (AP) — As the pandemic drags into the new school year, it is upending the back-to-school shopping...

Ex-UAW chief says GM bribery claims are 'utterly baseless'

DETROIT (AP) — Former United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger is denying claims by General Motors that he took bribes paid into foreign bank accounts by Fiat Chrysler in order to stick GM with ...