Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag: bribery

Former state senator pleads guilty to bribery

Previously convicted of accepting multiple bribes and falsifying his tax returns, former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson recently pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. In exchange...

Former judge sentenced to prison for federal bribery charges

Former Reeves County Judge Jimmy Galindo admitted to accepting bribes along with a Texas politician in exchange for securing lucrative government contracts.

How we’re fighting to save democracy from bribery and gerrymandering, one...

In Pennsylvania, the democratic system isn’t broken. It’s dead.

Senator’s corruption case ends in mistrial

Instead of protecting citizens against corrupt politicians, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again failed to protect democracy in the face of insurmountable greed and avarice.

Former UN President Arrested in Chinese Bribery Scheme

John Ashe, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, was arrested after he was accused of accepting over $1 million in bribes in exchange for political favors. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara vows to "root out public corruption" at every level.

Anticipatory Bribery

It's about time the people that run for office feel the burden of revealing payments based on their economic worth, not anticipated political clout. Have we entered a future of anticipatory bribery?

Senator Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges

“Government corruption—at any level of elected office—corrodes the public trust." Sen. Robert Menendez has finally been charged for participating in a bribery scheme. It's about time the Department of Justice holds public officials accountable.

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