A former senior education ministry official was indicted Tuesday on suspicion he accepted a favor from a private university last year in return for helping it secure a government subsidy. Futoshi Sano, 59, former director-general of the ministry’s science and technology bureau, is accused of helping Tokyo Medical University secure the subsidy in exchange for the admission of his son into the school. Sano has denied the allegation, saying he was not in a position to influence which universities received subsidies, a source close to the matter said.
By Andrew DeMillo
The former head of a defunct Arkansas nonprofit that helped at-risk youth pleaded guilty Thursday to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe that has already ensnared several former lawmakers. Jerry Walsh pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to divert more than $380,000 from South Arkansas Youth Services without the authority of the organization’s board of directors.
By Corpus Christi, Texas (AP)
A former high school band teacher in South Texas must serve five years in federal prison for sharing child pornography online. Parker J. Pendergraph was sentenced Thursday in Corpus Christi. The 29-year-old Pendergraph in March pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. Pendergraph was an assistant band director at Carroll High School in Corpus Christi when he was arrested in February and then suspended. He also taught at two middle schools.
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