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Former U.N. chief's relatives charged in U.S. bribery case

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 00:50

U.S. prosecutors have accused two relatives of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon of engaging in a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official in connection with the attempted sale of a building in Vietnam. Samantha Vadas reports.

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Less than two weeks after stepping down from the top job at the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has been thrown back into the spotlight - and not in a good way. His Brother and nephew charged with conspiring to bribe a government official from the Middle East - a New York federal court accusing them of agreeing to pay two-and-a-half million dollars to secure the sale of a building complex in Vietnam called Landmark 72. Ban is in no way implicated, but the charges come at a very awkward time for him. He's widely expected to enter the race for South Korea's presidency and a bid for office could be tarnished by the case. On Wednesday (January 11), a spokesman said Ban has no knowledge of the matter and is surprised by what he's heard.

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Former U.N. chief's relatives charged in U.S. bribery case

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 00:50