Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Former U.N. General Assembly President Accused of Corruption

From The New York Times -

“A former top United Nations official and a billionaire real estate developer from the Chinese territory of Macau were accused on Tuesday of engaging in a broad corruption scheme, according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

The former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John W. Ashe, a diplomat from Antigua, was one of six people identified in a criminal complaint outlining a bribery scheme that involved more than $1 million in payments from sources in China for assistance in real estate deals and other business interests.

The case is highly embarrassing to the United Nations, which had vowed to act with greater transparency and accountability after past scandals.”

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