Lawyer accused of taking bribes: Report

A lawyer accused of accepting bribes to secure an appointment with a prosecutor has been arrested, police in the United States said.

The lawyer, who is a family friend, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation into a $500,000 bribe allegedly paid by a former associate, according to the New York Times.

The lawyer was not identified in the Times report.

The FBI has launched a separate investigation into the bribery charges, the Times reported.