May 18, 2016 / 3:53 PM / 2 years ago

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

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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