Saturday, June 25, 2016
Barbell accident kills former UN leader accused of corruption
John Ashe, ex-president of general assembly, died of ‘traumatic asphyxiation’ while lifting weights on bench at New York home, say authorities.
Ashe, who was accused by US prosecutors of taking bribes, died from neck trauma he suffered while lifting the barbell, a medical examiner concluded on Thursday.
Ashe – a former UN ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who served as general assembly president from 2013 to 2014 – was arrested in October and accused of taking US $1.3m in bribes from Chinese businessmen. Seven people have been charged to date, three of whom have pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors said Ashe received more than $500,000 in bribes from billionaire Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng to seek UN support of a United Nations-sponsored conference centre in Macau that Ng’s company would develop.
Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng sound familiar?
Looks like the Clinton body count just went up!