Judicial Watch • Archives for 2007

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More Jail For Stopping Drug Dealers Than Taking Bribes

A corrupt U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who accepted bribes to allow illegal immigrants through his checkpoint received less than half the jail sentence of the two Border Patrol officers who intercepted a Mexican drug smuggler in 2005. For years Michael Gilliland, a former Marine and 16-year border agent,…

Mayor In Contempt For Hiding Records

The mayor of New Orleans has been held in contempt for refusing to disclose public records that will reveal who ordered the illegal confiscation of guns from licensed and law-abiding residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. An organizaiton named after the Constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to bear…

Bribed CIA Director Charged In Duke Cunningham Case

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director has been indicted for using his influence at the spy agency to award his best friend defense contracts in exchange for cash, expensive gifts and lavish vacations in a widespread corruption ring that has already landed a prominent Congressman in prison. The first…

Federal Prosecutor Sue Wooldridge Soft On Friends

The top environmental prosecutor at the Department of Justice purchased a $1 million home with the vice president and top lobbyist of a major oil company just months before granting leniency in its multi million-dollar pollution settlement with the government. As head of the Justice Department’s 600-employee Environmental and Natural…

Mexican Smugglers Create U.S. Border War Zone

The competition among Mexican human smugglers is so fierce that large portions of the U.S. border have been transformed into crime-infested corridors where gunfire and murder are commonplace. Armed rival smugglers, known as coyotes, often fight each other for the human cargo of immigrants that pays thousands of dollars to…

N.C. House Speaker Guilty Of Corruption

The politician known as one state’s most powerful Speaker of the House has pleaded guilty to public corruption for participating in a vote-buying and bribery scheme in which five of his associates have already been found guilty. Longtime North Carolina Speaker of the House Jim Black has been the focus…

U.S. Opens First Arabic Public High School

The nation’s first public school with a curriculum mostly dedicated to Arabic language and culture will open next fall in New York and American taxpayers will finance it. The school will open in Brooklyn in September and will serve 500 to 600 students in grades six through 12. Half of…

D.C. Law Aims To Protect Felons

The District of Columbia wants to join nearly a dozen states in protecting felons who want to work and live in its boundaries after being released from prison. District lawmakers want to pass legislation that would ban employers from looking into an applicant’s criminal background and would prohibit any sort…

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