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2 men charged in alleged bribery of Chad, Uganda officials

November 21, 2017
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two representatives of a Chinese energy conglomerate are charged with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business.

Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho and Cheikh Gadio were accused of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among other charges.

They were detained after initial appearances in Manhattan federal court. The weekend arrests were announced Monday.

Defense attorneys did not immediately comment.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said the men were charged with conspiring to bribe the African government officials after wiring almost a million dollars through New York's banking system. He said Ho's Ugandan scheme was created at the United Nations in New York, when Uganda's current foreign minister served as president of the U.N. General Assembly.



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