Suspended U.N. diplomat pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

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Posted: Mar 16, 2016 1:28 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe a former U.N. General Assembly president.

Francis Lorenzo, 48, admitted in federal court in Manhattan that he engaged in conspiracies to commit bribery and money laundering, as part of an agreement to cooperate in the U.S. investigation.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; editing by Grant McCool)