Here's What a $1.3 Million Bribe (Allegedly) Buys a Top United Nations Official With a Taste For the Good Life

Gabrielle Bluestone · 10/06/15 01:05PM

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors indicted John Ashe, the former president of the U.N. General Assembly, on charges that he’d received close to $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese real estate developers. But far more interesting than the allegations of corruption (yawn) are the items he’s accused of purchasing with the dirty money—and what they say about him.

A Bargain

Hamilton Nolan · 04/03/08 12:04PM

Lambda is described as a "hot new olive oil," which is a descriptive category that does not really exist. But it does cost $182 per bottle. "If you would like a bottle for review, give me your mailing address and I will send you one over from Greece in a bespoke gift box," writes the flack. Hey, send two!