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Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghanistan president's office
Reuters - Mon Apr 29, 2013
Tens of millions of US dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times says, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader. More »

Georgia - Another judge accused of misconduct
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mon Dec 17, 2012
A South Georgia judge is under investigation over allegations that he let politics and friendships dictate his actions in court. More »

Photo: U.S. Government blocks sales of fuel-efficient cars U.S. Government blocks sales of fuel-efficient cars
Natural News Buzz - Tue Jun 19, 2012
The development of affordable "green" cars and trucks - electric vehicles or hybrids designed to dramatically curb the nation's reliance on fossil fuels - is supposed to be a primary goal for the Obama administration and a number of government and industry leaders. More »

Photo: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years
Associated Press - Tue Dec 6, 2011
CHICAGO - Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics. More »

Photo: Judges Are for Sale - and Special Interests Are Buying Judges Are for Sale - and Special Interests Are Buying
Time - Sun Oct 30, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement is shining a spotlight on how much influence big-money interests have with the White House and Congress. More »

Detective: NYPD Planted Drugs on People to Meet Drug Arrest Quotas
AlterNet - Thu Oct 13, 2011
According to a former officer who testified at trial yesterday, New York City police regularly planted drugs on innocent people to meet quotas. More »

Dept of Defense employee arrested in Ga. on bribery charge
Associated Press - Thu Aug 25, 2011
ATLANTA - A high-ranking Department of Defense employee was charged Thursday with taking a bribe at an international conference in Atlanta to steer lucrative federal contracts for work in Afghanistan to a contractor. More »

Photo: When Prison Is Just Not Convenient for Rich People When Prison Is Just Not Convenient for Rich People
Forbes - Mon Jul 4, 2011
Both former CEOs Jeff Skilling (Enron) and Bernie Ebbers (WorldCom) received 25 year sentences and were allowed to drive to prison as if it were a first day of work. More »

Photo: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison
Huffington Post - Sun Jan 9, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - A judge ordered former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. More »

Photo: US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam
BBC - Thu Jul 22, 2010
Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge for helping put juvenile defendants behind bars in exchange for bribes. More »

Photo: Aide: Blago hid in bathroom from budget director Aide: Blago hid in bathroom from budget director
Associated Press - Thu Jul 8, 2010
CHICAGO - Rod Blagojevich hid in the bathroom, ducked into a back room and left the office early to avoid discussing complex issues with his budget director, his former deputy said Thursday at the ousted governor's corruption trial. More »

Many Gulf federal judges have oil links
Associated Press - Sat Jun 5, 2010
MIAMI - More than half of the federal judges in districts where the bulk of Gulf oil spill-related lawsuits are pending have financial connections to the oil and gas industry, complicating the task of finding judges without conflicts to hear the cases, an Associated Press analysis of judicial financial disclosure reports shows. More »

Oil rig inspectors took company gifts, watchdog group finds
CNN - Mon May 24, 2010
Washington - Federal inspectors overseeing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico accepted meals and tickets to sporting events from companies they monitored, the Interior Department's inspector general concluded in a report released Wednesday. More »

Photo: Feds let BP avoid filing blowout plan for Gulf rig Feds let BP avoid filing blowout plan for Gulf rig
Associated Press - Wed May 5, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater Horizon project because the federal agency that regulates offshore rigs changed its rules two years ago to exempt certain projects in the central Gulf region, according to an Associated Press review of official records. More »

Louisiana ex-congressman gets 13 years on corruption conviction
CNN - Thu Nov 12, 2009
Alexandria, Virginia - Former US Representative William Jefferson was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on 11 counts of corruption. More »

US corruption probe nets dozens
BBC - Fri Jul 24, 2009
More than 40 people, including politicians, officials and several rabbis have been arrested in a major FBI operation in the US. More »

Washington Post offers access: $25,000+
Politico - Wed Jul 1, 2009
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, non-confrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and - at first - even the paper's own reporters and editors. More »

Homeland Security official convicted of taking bribe
Associated Press - Mon Apr 13, 2009
GEORGIA - A former federal employee who worked with immigration services has been convicted of conspiring to encourage immigrants to enter the country illegally and accepting a bribe. More »

Photo: Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal
CNN - Sun Mar 1, 2009
Pennsylvania - At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and soft drinks. More »

Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash
Associated Press - Wed Feb 11, 2009
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Two Pennsylvania judges charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers are expected to plead guilty to fraud. More »

Photo: Blagojevich unanimously convicted, tossed from office Blagojevich unanimously convicted, tossed from office
Associated Press - Wed Jan 28, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Governor Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed politician into a national punchline. More »

Photo: Blagojevich: I'm the victim of plot to raise taxes Blagojevich: I'm the victim of plot to raise taxes
Associated Press - Fri Jan 23, 2009
CHICAGO - Launching an all-out media blitz as his impeachment trial draws near, Governor Rod Blagojevich compared himself Friday to an honest, hardworking cowboy and said he was about to be lynched by a band of black-hatted political insiders eager to raise taxes. More »

Photo: Aide to former Pa. senator admits pocketing $63K Aide to former Pa. senator admits pocketing $63K
Associated Press - Fri Jan 9, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - A longtime secretary listed as a potential defense witness in the ongoing corruption trial of ex-state Senator Vincent Fumo admitted that she pocketed $63,000 in state funds by padding Fumo's restaurant expenses. More »

Photo: Sheriff jailed for pocketing money meant for inmate meals Sheriff jailed for pocketing money meant for inmate meals
CNN - Thu Jan 8, 2009
ALABAMA - A federal judge ordered a north Alabama sheriff jailed this week, saying the lawman intentionally served jail inmates "woefully insufficient" meals in order to pocket more than $200,000. More »

Photo: Illinois governor's federal security clearance revoked Illinois governor's federal security clearance revoked
Associated Press - Fri Jan 2, 2009
CHICAGO - The US Department of Homeland Security has revoked embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich's access to classified federal security information, officials said Friday. More »

Report: Endangered species decisions tainted
Associated Press - Mon Dec 15, 2008
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Interior Department official tainted nearly every decision made on the protection of endangered species over five years, a new inspector general report finds, concluding she exerted improper political interference on many more rulings than previously thought. More »

FBI agents stage sting to snare corrupt Ill. cops
Associated Press - Tue Dec 2, 2008
CHICAGO - Duffel bags stuffed with cocaine were delivered by plane to an out-of-the-way suburban airport while two sheriff's officers provided security. More »

Whistleblower: Oil watchdog agency 'cult of corruption'
CNN - Mon Oct 13, 2008
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Bobby Maxwell kept a close eye on the oil industry for more than 20 years as a government auditor. More »

Photo: Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator
Associated Press - Mon Jul 28, 2008
Senator Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator and a major figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor that lobbied him for government aid. More »

Special counsel's office raided amid obstruction probe
Associated Press - Mon May 5, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - Federal agents raided the office and home of US Special Counsel Scott Bloch on Tuesday while investigating whether the nation's top protector of whistle-blowers destroyed evidence potentially showing he retaliated against his own staff. More »

Prescription For Profit
CBS - Fri Mar 7, 2008
William LaCorte is no ordinary doctor - "It's amazing that any pharmaceutical reps call on me at all," he said. More »

12 years for contractor in bribery case
Associated Press - Mon Feb 18, 2008
SAN DIEGO - A defense contractor was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday for bribing former Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, trips, the services of prostitutes and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90 million in Pentagon work. More »

Photo: Judge removes himself from Massey case Judge removes himself from Massey case
Associated Press - Thu Jan 17, 2008
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The chief justice of the state Supreme Court agreed Friday to remove himself from a pending case involving Massey Energy Company, days after vacation photos surfaced showing him in Monaco with the coal producer's top executive. More »

What's Wrong With Florida's Prisons?
Time - Wed Oct 17, 2007
An uneasy sense of deja vu swept over Florida last week after an all-white jury acquitted seven juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a black teen last year. More »

Photo: Billions of dollars withheld from Australian Aborigines Billions of dollars withheld from Australian Aborigines
AFP - Wed Sep 19, 2007
BRISBANE - Australian government bodies withheld billions of dollars from Aboriginal workers, stockpiling the money while children were dying of malnutrition, a study released Wednesday said. More »

Chief Medical Examiner Accused of Witness Intimidation
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Wed Sep 12, 2007
Georgia's chief medical examiner, Kris Sperry, tried to intimidate and harass an expert who was to testify that there are problems with the state's method of execution in a pending federal lawsuit, according to lawyers for a longtime death row inmate. More »

11 N.J. officials arrested on corruption
Associated Press - Wed Sep 5, 2007
TRENTON, New Jersey - FBI agents arrested 11 public officials in towns across New Jersey Thursday on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts, the US Attorney's Office said. More »

Whistleblowers Treated Like Terrorists
Associated Press - Fri Aug 31, 2007
One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted. More »

Photo: Minnesota law sheds light on drug companies Minnesota law sheds light on drug companies
Associated Press - Mon Aug 20, 2007
Saint Paul, Minnesota - A groundbreaking Minnesota law is shining a rare light into the big money that drug companies spend on members of state advisory panels who help select which drugs are used in Medicaid programs for the poor and disabled. More »

Photo: GA Sherrif Confesses to Ordering Murder of Sheriff-Elect GA Sherrif Confesses to Ordering Murder of Sheriff-Elect
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Wed Aug 15, 2007
Former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey has confessed to ordering the murder of Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown, DeKalb District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming announced Thursday. More »

Photo: Court: FBI violated Constitution in raid Court: FBI violated Constitution in raid
Associated Press - Thu Aug 2, 2007
WASHINGTON - The FBI violated the Constitution when agents raided US Representative William Jefferson's office last year and viewed legislative documents in a corruption investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. More »

U.S. Attorney Became Target After Rebuffing Justice Dept.
Washington Post - Tue Jul 31, 2007
The night before the government secured a guilty plea from the manufacturer of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, a senior Justice Department official called the US attorney handling the case and, at the behest of an executive for the drugmaker, urged him to slow down, the prosecutor told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. More »

Photo: FBI searches Sen. Stevens' Alaska home FBI searches Sen. Stevens' Alaska home
Associated Press - Mon Jul 30, 2007
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal agents with cameras searched the home of US Senator Ted Stevens amid questions about an oil company official's involvement in a 2000 renovation project that doubled the home's size, law enforcement officials said. More »

GA sheriff charged with cover-up in shooting
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mon Jul 30, 2007
The Towns County sheriff has been released on $250,000 bond on charges he tried cover up for his chief deputy, who is accused to shooting up the house of his wife's lover. More »

Photo: Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie
CNN - Mon Nov 27, 2006
ATLANTA, Georgia - An informant cited in a search warrant as having purchased narcotics at an elderly Atlanta woman's house denies buying drugs there, authorities say. More »

Photo: Republican Congressman Ney Pleads Guilty to Bribery Republican Congressman Ney Pleads Guilty to Bribery
Associated Press - Sat Oct 14, 2006
A senior Republican congressman linked to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to bribery charges in Washington. More »

Patient's Survival is Bad for Business
CNN - Mon Apr 3, 2006
When M Smith learned she had AIDS in the early 1990's, she figured it was a death sentence. More »

U.S. Scientists Say They Are Told to Alter Findings
Los Angeles Times - Wed Feb 9, 2005
More than 200 Fish and Wildlife researchers cite cases where conclusions were reversed to weaken protections and favor business, a survey finds. More »

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