May 18, 2016 / 3:53 PM / in a year

Ex-U.N. General Assembly president in plea talks in U.S. bribe case: lawyer

John Ashe, former United Nations General Assembly president and U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda, arrives at the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former United Nations General Assembly president accused by U.S. prosecutors of taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen is in plea talks to resolve his case, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

The talks involving former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe, who is under indictment for tax fraud, were disclosed in a letter filed in federal court in Manhattan by his lawyer.

Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York

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