Sally Ho Associated Press Published 1:44 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press. William “Rick” Singer registered Key Worldwide Foundation as a charity in 2013, gaining accredited 501(c)3 status with the federal government. Its tax filings reported revenue that doubled each year, from $451,600 in its first year to $3.7 million in 2016. Singer, painted by prosecutors as the ringleader of the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, is accused of funneling money from wealthy parents through his foundation, then using it to bribe coaches and others to get their children into elite universities. Prosecutors said he also accepted so-called … [Read more...] about Feds: Charity funneled millions in college bribery scam
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Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is studying possible implementation of death penalty for the convicts of the bribery case of Drinking Water System (SPAM) projects at Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR). "We will study it first to see whether the case is related to Article 2 on corruption regarding natural disaster (assistance) that caused miseries to the public at large," KPK Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang told a press conference on Sunday. He said that based on the elucidation of Article 2, convicts can be sentenced to death if they committed corruption in the handling of a natural disaster which caused the suffering of many people. Article 2 of Law Number 20 Year of 2001 on the amendment of Law No. 31 Year of 1999 on the Elimination of Corruption Crimes mentioned that (1) anyone who unlawfully commits an act of enriching him or herself or another person or a corporation that can harm the state`s finance or the country`s economy, … [Read more...] about KPK to study possible death penalty for SPAM corruption convicts
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Laurence H. Tribe November 29, 2018 While legal experts scramble to decipher what might be going on in the shady minds of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi — and the even more shadowy Roger Stone, a Trump confidant — too little attention has been paid to the more basic question of what President Trump and his team have been doing as part of an increasingly obvious conspiracy to obstruct the investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.It seems clear that President Trump has been dangling tantalizing hints, if not outright offers, of future pardons from federal prosecution to Manafort, Corsi, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Manafort associate Rick Gates, and anyone else who might incriminate him. Reporting by The New York Times suggests … [Read more...] about Is Trump guilty of bribery?
By Byron Kaye and Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Nick Wailes started as the head of Australia's top-ranked business graduate school in February, he already had the idea of offering a course to address a shortfall of training in ethical leadership. A few weeks later, the country's most powerful type of inquiry, a Royal Commission, began airing allegations of bribery, fee-gouging and board-level deception in the finance sector, and the University of New South Wales' "Law, Regulation and Ethics" course was born. The course will be compulsory for all 2,000 students attending UNSW's graduate school from next year. "If one of the students says 'Why are we studying this?' it's not hard to make that argument now," said Wailes. "It was something we were doing anyway, but I think the Royal Commission has reinforced the need for that type of focus." The Royal Commission has flagged it will recommend criminal charges against some of the country's biggest money managers when it reports to … [Read more...] about As inquiry lashes Australian financial firms, more ethics study for would-be bankers
Updated 4:25 pm PDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. A federal appeals court has overturned the ex-Pennsylvania congressman's bribery convictions, but has let stand guilty verdicts on numerous other counts. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, that Fattah, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, and an associate are eligible for a retrial on the charges it threw out. less FILE- In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. A federal appeals court has overturned the ex-Pennsylvania congressman's bribery ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP The Latest: … [Read more...] about The Latest: Prosecutors hail ruling in congressman’s case