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Entries in John Ashe (6)

Friday
Jul282017

Macau billionaire convicted of FCPA offenses, money laundering in UN bribe case

A federal jury in Manhattan Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty of bribing two United Nations officials in exchange for help promoting development of a conference center.

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Wednesday
Nov232016

Feds add FCPA charges against Macau billionaire and assistant for alleged UN bribes

The DOJ filed a superseding indictment in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday against a Macau developer accused of bribing the former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Monday
Aug012016

Woman who bribed UN's John Ashe jailed 20 months

The co-founder and former head of the Global Sustainability Foundation was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Friday to 20 months in prison for bribing John Ashe, the 68th President of the UN General Assembly. 

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Monday
Jun272016

Richard Bistrong: What happened to John Ashe?

Image courtesy of the UN via YouTubeDiplomat John Ashe of Antigua served as president of the UN General Assembly's 68th session from September 2013 to September 2014. In October of last year, the DOJ indicted him for his alleged role in a $1.3 million bribery scandal.

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Wednesday
Oct142015

Dispatch from Turtle Bay: Short memories threaten the UN mission

There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn't their responsibility.

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Thursday
Oct082015

Richard Bistrong: My UN bribery prosecution had a different beginning

When a TV news anchor asked me the difference between the alleged bribery scheme involving former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe and my own, where I was charged with conspiring to bribe a UN official from 2001 until 2006, I said that from an investigatory perspective, they were opposites.

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