Today US authorities charged former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe with accepting over a million dollars in bribes from Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng in exchange for lucrative government contracts.
More via Fox News:
In exchange for the money, federal prosecutors say Ashe used his position as Permanent Resident to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda and General Assembly head to introduce a U.N. document in support of a real estate project being developed by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng.
Prosecutors say some of the bribe money was used to pay for Ashe’s family vacation and to construct a basketball court at his home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. He opened two bank accounts to receive the funds and then underreported his income by more than $1.2 million, officials said.
“There is a lot more work to do,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, told reporters on Tuesday when asked about the probe. He said more charges were possible, adding, “We will be asking the question: Is bribery business as usual at the U.N.?”
Ashe was arrested today; Ng was already being held, and five others have also been arrested in connection with the scheme. At least one other diplomat, Francis Lorenzo of the Dominican Republic, is also being held, along with two naturalized citizens who were living in China and who officials suspect were helping push the deals through.
They need to go after the ones in there now, especially the ones dealing with Iran.
The UN has always been a criminal gang. The UN must be eliminated.
I agree Steven!
Why am I not surprised? We are supposed to hand over our country to these den of vipers with the New World Order? We will need divine intervention help to rid the world of all the corruption. Satan is winning this round.
and that is news?
Only 1.3 million... they didn't look into his conduct very deep. I am surprised he was charged at all. He must have pissed off some other UN official by not including him in on the graft. Obama probably didn't get his cut.
Am I supposed to be surprised? NOT.
WE NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THE UN...All this action being taken to change our money, telling us how we can live with what we make. Bull Crap!!! If is ALL A PART TO THE UN AGENDA 21 and not enough people are listening, reading about, or screaming at Congress to GET US OUT OF THE UN.
I'm sorry but I have lost all hope. The US pays almost 40% (or more) of the UN budget and this former President STOLE MONEY - AND THAT MONEY WAS US TAX PAYER MONEY. Not enough people are caring enough to find out,and know what is happening in Washington, and WE ARE LOSING OUR BUTTS to the world, right now we are having UN Investigators going into our cities, and next will be the hob nail boots of the UN Military. It has been confirmed that ISIS has crossed our Southern border and are now in the U.S. THOUSANDS of Syrians are coming into our Country and I just read that the Government is using Flash Cards in Spanish to assist ILLEGAL ALIENS in passing the Citizenship test.
We either stop what we are doing and the direction we are headed, or we're going right into hell.
He should be in the US Congress. They do that all the time and they're not in prison.