Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The New York Times reports that John W. Ashe, a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, 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 to assist in real estate deals and other business ventures. The Times states that the criminal charges represent a widening probe into Ng Lap Seng, a Macau-based developer who was arrested last month in New York and charged with transporting $4.5 million under false pretenses. UN officials have expressed shock at the allegations against the former U.N. General Assembly President. Click here to see the complaint.