US indicts Ban relatives with bribery

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he addresses a press conference, his last at United Nations headquarters, as his term of office draws to a close at the end of the year on December 16, 2016US prosecutors have indicted relatives of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, accusing them of trying to bribe a Middle Eastern official over the attempted $800 million sale of a building in Hanoi. The 39-page indictment, unsealed on Tuesday, charges Joo Hyun Bahn, also known as Dennis, a Manhattan real estate broker, and his father Ban Ki Sang, a senior executive in a South Korean construction company. Also charged is US citizen Malcolm Harris, accused of masquerading as a go-between with the Middle Eastern official but instead pocketing a $500,000 bribe which he frittered away on personal luxuries.


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