president of the United Nations General Assembly in the twin-island
Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda who served in the largely
ceremonial post of the 193-nation assembly from 2013 to 2014 and was
facing charges in a bribery case when he was accused in 2015 by U.S.
federal authorities of turning the position into a "platform for
profit" by accepting more than $1 million in bribes but who had pleaded
not guilty to the charges, in which the alleged conspiracy involves six
others including a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul, two
diplomats, and a humanitarian organization officer.
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Born: August 20, 1954
Died: June 22, 2016
Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York