Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag: corruption

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

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...

Trade group airs ads to boost five senators facing reelection

A trade group representing chemical companies will spend more than $150,000 on advertising during July in support of four Republican senators and one Democrat,...

Mayor resigns and pleads guilty to corruption charges

As the target of a multi-year undercover investigation headed by the FBI, Scranton Mayor William Courtright resigned from office on Monday and...

Democrats, this isn’t politics as usual

Imagine an opposition political party in a land being taken over by an oligarchy, headed by a would-be tyrant.

Former Equifax executive sentenced to prison for insider trading

“If company insiders don’t follow the rules that govern all investors, they will face the consequences for their actions."

Former state senator pleads guilty to bribery and tax fraud charges

Former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to accepting multiple bribes and falsifying his tax returns in order to conceal his crimes. The former state senator is also expected to plead guilty of accepting bribes in a separate...

In New York, and beyond, our Plutocrats may need a new...

What happens at America’s state level can sometimes reverse the political momentum of the entire nation. We experienced just such a reversal...

Perhaps you’ve heard …

The Office of Special Counsel says Kellyanne Conway broke the law by disparaging Democratic candidates for president, both while appearing on T.V. in her official capacity as an adviser to the president and on her Twitter feed.

Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

“Raveendran’s plea based on his egregious criminal conduct underscores our decision to charge him initially for Medicaid fraud following our extensive investigation involving millions of documents.”

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