By Michal Conger | 12/05/13 07:14 PM
International funding for Afghanistan's military and police forces is increasingly going directly to the Afghan government instead of through U.S. administrators, but the Department of Defense can't be sure the money won't be wasted by corruption and poor management. The U.S. has promised at...
11/21/13 09:42 AM
Leonard Glenn Francis, a wealthy Malaysian contractor at the heart of one of the United States Navy’s largest bribery scandals in decades, seemed to have stepped right off the set of “Casablanca.” At 6 feet 3 inches and 350 pounds, Mr. Francis hosted dinners at luxury hotels in Malaysia,...
11/20/13 09:09 AM
Kelly Bailey was so blown away by Pink's recent Chicago concert that she hopped online to nab tickets to the star's Wednesday show at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. But the 30-year-old speech pathologist couldn't stomach paying scalper markups online — again. Elmwood Park Mayor Skip Saviano didn't...
By Associated Press | 11/15/13 09:24 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Georgia man who pleaded guilty for his role in an $18 million kickback scheme that targeted the U.S. Navy is due to be sentenced in federal court in Rhode Island.
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 05:48 PM
CLEVELAND — A former director of the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton has pleaded not guilty to additional federal charges in a bribery case. William Montague of Brecksville entered the plea Wednesday after an expanded 65-count indictment was issued last week. He's...
By Associated Press | 11/12/13 09:28 AM
Lawmakers are considering stripping committee assignments from a state senator targeted in a long-running FBI investigation.
11/12/13 09:02 AM
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland trial is set to resume in an alleged $100 million veterans charity fraud after a one-week break. The defense was ready to detail its case Tuesday on behalf of the defendant who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson. Authorities identify him as John Donald...
By Associated Press | 11/11/13 10:20 AM
The Navy has suspended access to classified material of two admirals in connection with a massive bribery scheme in Asia involving prostitutes and luxury travel.
By Associated Press | 11/08/13 05:55 PM
CHICAGO — An attorney disciplinary board has recommended that Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff be suspended from practicing law for three years for his role in the imprisoned former governor's attempt to sell President Obama's old Senate seat. The Illinois Attorney Registration and...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/08/13 09:13 AM
It started as a plan small-government conservatives could get behind: spinning off a Department of Energy project into the private sector, where it would save the government money and prosper. Second of a three-part series.
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