More Corruption Articles

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest...

  • Critics attack Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion that the Internet will safeguard against campaign corruption

    Critics of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion that struck down overall limits on campaign contributions say he was wrong to assume the Internet is a sufficient substitute for government regulation. Roberts, who wrote the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v....

  • Crooks had no trouble getting construction contracts from Department of Veterans Affairs, report shows

    Crooked contractors, bribery and embezzlement are all subplots in a botched $153 million deal to build a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital near Pittsburgh, according to a report released Tuesday by the agency's inspector general. Veterans Affairs contracting officers and lawyers...

  • Ex-New Jersey official convicted of corruption

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — The former chief of staff of ex-Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has been convicted of corruption charges. Leonard Degnan was found guilty Monday of bribery, conspiracy, soliciting a bribe and unlawful use of official position. He was found not guilty of extortion....

  • A whole lotta Democratic corruption going on

    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts.

  • VIDEO: The hypocritical history of California state Sen. Leland Yee on gun control

    California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat, has been charged with conspiring to traffic firearms as well as soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for political favors and setting up a deal with international arms dealers. That shocked Californians, who knew Lee as a staunch advocate...

  • Charlotte, North Carolina, mayor facing corruption charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from...

  • Ireland's police chief resigns in corruption row

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's police chief has resigned following months of criticism of his force's handling of allegations of illegal wire-tapping and corrupt enforcement of traffic laws. Commissioner Martin Callinan made his surprise announcement Tuesday as Cabinet ministers discussed whether he...

  • Does Eric Holder care that votes against Pennsylvania's voter ID law were bought?

    The differences in the case against former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and the case against the four democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are distinctive. In Virginia, the investigation was completed; charges were considered, and ultimately rendered. In Pennsylvania, the...

  • Ex-Massachusetts city official faces corruption trial

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — The corruption trial of a former Lawrence mayor's chief of staff is scheduled to get started. Jury selection in the trial of Leonard Degnan is expected to start Monday in Lawrence Superior Court. Degnan is the former chief of staff to ex-Mayor William Lantigua. Charges...

  • Ex-border inspector to be sentenced for corruption

    SAN DIEGO — Lorne Jones received praise from supervisors for seizing large loads of marijuana and other drugs during a long career as a U.S. border inspector. Now he faces a judge for helping smuggle drugs himself. Jones faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced...

  • Jackson prison worker accused of smuggling pot

    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested after trying to smuggle two large bags of marijuana. Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1l798zb ) that the bust occurred Wednesday at the...

  • Marion Barry endorses DC mayor amid federal probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work." The...

  • Baltimore officer charged with soliciting minor

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Howard County police have arrested a Baltimore police officer who, they say, solicited sex from a 14-year-old girl. Authorities say 44-year-old Charles William Hagee of Columbia was arrested Wednesday at Baltimore police headquarters. He is charged with third- and...

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to bribing state district judge

    A lawyer admitted he gave cash and paid for vehicle repairs for then-144th District judge Angus McGinty in Texas.



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