By Logan Porter | 03/06/14 04:32 PM
Justice Department officials have frozen nearly $500 million belonging to the late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha in the largest-ever embezzlement forfeiture of a foreign ruler.
03/03/14 09:53 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner heads to federal court this week on charges she took $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state. Shoffner, 69, tried to enter a plea agreement last May, but told a federal judge she didn't believe any payments...
03/03/14 09:46 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:23 AM
Two former Pennsylvania House speakers convicted and sent to prison in a legislative corruption scandal are close to being released on parole after less than two years behind bars.
02/25/14 11:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've corrected technical problems that delayed the transfer of a vast amount of computerized evidence to former Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than...
02/23/14 07:26 AM
City government in a tiny town of 500 people between Jacksonville and Gainesville has gone off the rails in recent years, and now the Florida state legislature aims to dissolve it entirely. That's the word on Hampton, Fla., according to a Sunday story in the Orlando Sentinel. The town's fire...
02/19/14 04:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says evidence turned over by prosecutors in his public corruption case is incomprehensible. In court papers filed Wednesday, defense lawyers say the government has produced a mountain of computerized documents "in a chaotic format...
By Austin Bay | 02/19/14 10:43 AM
Despite five years of the Obama administration's "smart diplomacy," Venezuela's deteriorating socialist regime is following a classic script as its replacement caudillo blames America for his own regime's legacy of economic folly, domestic repression, corruption and criminal turpitude. That...
02/18/14 11:00 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says a vice governor of the southern island province of Hainan is under investigation for serious violations, an apparent reference to corruption. Ji Wenlin is one of the latest high-ranking officials to be investigated since party leader and...
By Logan Porter | 02/18/14 12:11 PM
A Virginia businessman has been sentenced to almost four years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million for his part in what the Justice Department called "the largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting." Oh Sung Kwon of Vienna, Va.,...
By Kevin McGill | 02/12/14 01:13 PM
A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
By Michelle Malkin | 02/12/14 11:01 AM
Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The "Hope" and "Change" hits just keep on coming.
By John Stossel | 02/11/14 02:25 PM
Politicians say "we're all equal" and pretend that they represent everyone. But in fact, they constantly pick winners and losers. America is now like the place described in George Orwell's book Animal Farm: "All animals are equal," but some are "more equal than others." Animal Farm was about...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/09/14 10:00 PM
Making ambassadors out of campaign donors is a corrupt practice that has become so common in the U.S. system it's generally accepted by both parties as just another part of electoral politics. But President Obama's latest choices have stretched the limits of tolerance for the practice....
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/02/14 05:52 PM
President Obama on Sunday said that Internal Revenue Service officials responsible for the targeting of Tea Party groups made “boneheaded” decisions, but denied that the agency was used to go after the administration's political opponents.
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