Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case

Posted:

ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA (AP) -- A brother of former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe of Antigua says the former official of the world body has died amid an ongoing bribery case.

Paul Ashe says his older brother died Wednesday in the United States. He declined to give further details in a brief interview with The Associated Press.

Ashe was a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who served in the largely ceremonial post of president of the 193-nation assembly from September 2013 to September 2014.

He was accused by U.S. federal authorities of turning the position into a "platform for profit" by accepting more than $1 million in bribes.

The alleged conspiracy involves six others including a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul, two diplomats and a humanitarian organization officer.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Trump says hostilities with North Korea improving

    Trump says hostilities with North Korea improving

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:31:57 GMT
    President Donald Trump says North Korea has already made concessions to the U.S. in advance of a potential summit with Kim Jong Un in the coming months.More >>
    President Donald Trump says North Korea has already made concessions to the U.S. in advance of a potential summit with Kim Jong Un in the coming months.More >>
  • Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

    Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:20:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to students at George Washington University, Wednesday April 25, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to students at George Washington University, Wednesday April 25, 2018, in Washington.
    France's Emmanuel Macron has defended discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump for a new plan to curb Iranian nuclear weapons.More >>
    France's Emmanuel Macron has defended discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump for a new plan to curb Iranian nuclear weapons.More >>
  • British-Iranian professor held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    British-Iranian professor held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:31:54 GMT
    A New York-based rights group says a British-Iranian university professor has been detained in Tehran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard.More >>
    A New York-based rights group says a British-Iranian university professor has been detained in Tehran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard.More >>
Powered by Frankly