Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: political scandal

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.

NY Attorney General files lawsuit against Trump Foundation

"This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”

Scott Pruitt sought Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife

Among other scandals, Scott Pruitt tasked a taxpayer-funded agency staffer with securing a "business opportunity" for his wife with an executive of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

Paul Manafort accused of witness tampering

Manafort allegedly contacted at least two witnesses by phone, through an intermediary, and an encrypted messaging app.

Prosecutors drop felony charge after Missouri Governor resigns

In light of Eric Greitens’ recent resignation, the Missouri House committee is no longer pursuing impeachment proceedings against the former governor.

Real corruption: Mick ‘pay and we’ll talk’ Mulvaney

When it comes to this kind of deep corruption, which perverts government’s role for the benefit of the privileged few, Mick Mulvaney is a master of the art.

Real corruption: The Scott Pruitt story

But the real corruption– a corruption that is literally killing us – will be around for a long time to come, unless the American people demand that it stop.

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The EPA chief isn’t just corrupt – he believes the role of government is to help the fossil fuel industry maximize profits.

Former congressman found guilty of 23 felonies

Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman's sentencing is currently scheduled for August, and he could face decades in prison for his crimes.

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

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