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Paraguay vice president to quit after US alleges corruption

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Paraguay Vice President Hugo Velázquez Moreno said Friday he will resign next week shortly after he was included on a U.S. corruption list for his alleged involvement in offering b...

South Korea to pardon Samsung's Lee, other corporate giants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president will formally pardon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, one year after he was released on parole from a prison sentence for bribing former President...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. ...

South Korea: Samsung boss receives presidential pardon

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong received a presidential pardon on Friday, the South Korean Justice Ministry announced. Lee was convicted last year on embezzlement and bribery charges. He was released on pa...

Venezuela, Colombia border areas hopeful as reopening looms

SAN JUAN DE COLON, Venezuela (AP) — The freight company owned by Alfredo Rosales and his brothers was hustling, its 50 or so trucks constantly on the go hauling about 1 million tons of coal, cement, f...

Former Texas police chief gets 15 1/2 years for bribery

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief was sentenced Friday to 15 1/2 years in prison for taking bribes for a multimillion-dollar contract for a city vendor. A fed...

Mexico's attorney general investigating ex-president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that it has opened several lines of investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto, several weeks after the country’s anti...

Guatemalan journalist known for investigations still jailed

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A prize-winning Guatemalan journalist jailed on alleged money laundering charges that government critics have denounced as a pressure tactic has faced consequences for his work b...

Bosnia: Ex-party chief gets 3 years in prison for corruption

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia sentenced a former top ruling party official Friday to three years in prison for corruption, according to a Bosnian media outlet. ...

Myanmar court rules Suu Kyi bribery trial can continue

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar ruled Monday that there is sufficient evidence for the bribery trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to continue, a legal official said. ...

How Ukrainian men try to get around the ban to leave the country

Anton (name has been changed) was a businessman in Ukraine. On February 24, he drove to the border with his wife and their two children to escape the Russian invasion. The trip, which usually takes on...

Feds drop Haitian bribes case after new evidence emerges

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped the case against a retired U.S. Army colonel and another businessperson after new evidence surfaced days before they were set to stand trial for a second...

S. Korean prosecutors grant ex-president temporary release

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors granted ex-President Lee Myung-bak a three-month release from prison over health concerns Tuesday after he served less than three years of a 17-year ...

Guatemala court blocks anti-corruption agreement

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht — a ruling that favors a former cabin...

Brazil judge releases former Bolsonaro minister from jail

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal judge on Thursday released a former education minister of President Jair Bolsonaro a day after he was arrested by federal police in a graft investigation. ...