Former California cop pleads guilty to bribery
Montebello Police Officer Rudolph Petersen will face a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.
Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges
Carrie Austin is now one of three sitting members of the City Council under federal indictment, along with Ed Burke and Patrick Daley Thompson.
Former Philadelphia judge of elections convicted on bribery charges
Domenick DeMuro received multiple bribes from an unidentified political consultant working on behalf of several candidates in exchange for stuffing the ballot boxes with fraudulent votes.
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.
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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.
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.