Ex-UN General Assembly head charged in bribe case to be free

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Ex-UN General Assembly head charged in bribe case freed.

John Ashe, a former president of the United Nations General Assembly facing tax charges in a bribery case, leaves federal court, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in New York. John Ashe was expected to be freed Monday after an electronic bracelet is attached and the last of four co-signers to his $1 million bail package is approved.

The U.S. government claims Ashe, of Dobbs Ferry, New York, was at the center of a bribery conspiracy from 2011 through 2014 in which Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng and other businesspeople paid him over $1 million in bribes to support a multibillion-dollar U.N.-sponsored conference center that Ng hoped to build as his legacy in Macau, where he lived.

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