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N.J. Senator Convicted Of Bribery

One of New Jersey’s most influential legislators has been convicted in a widespread bribery scheme that his attorneys claim is legal because it’s how politics operate statewide. A federal jury didn’t buy the outrageous defense and instead found Democrat state Senator Wayne Bryant guilty of 12 counts of bribery and…

Are Lawmakers Immune From Lawsuits?

A federal appellate court will decide whether to uphold a judge’s order to depose a congressman sued for defamation by the U.S. Marine sergeant he accused of engaging in "cold-blooded murder and war crimes" in Iraq. The key questions before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…

Illegal Immigrant Sells Goods To Terrorist Nation

Illustrating the national security risk posed by illegal immigrants, a Middle Eastern man who fraudulently obtained U.S. residency has been charged with selling sophisticated technology and other goods to a terrorist sponsoring nation. The Iranian man and a fellow countryman violated the U.S. embargo by selling fuel-cell technology, centrifuges, computer…

Govt. Contractors Can Hire Illegal Immigrants

Caving in to the powerful lobbying effort of business groups, the Department of Homeland Security will drastically relax a work eligibility system designed to crack down on government contractors that hire illegal immigrants.  Over the summer the Bush Administration announced with great fanfare that, by January 2009, all government contractors—nearly…

Convicted Illegal Immigrants Repeatedly Freed

In recently touting this year’s record number of deportations, federal immigration officials conveniently omitted that they also released thousands of illegal immigrants—some with violent criminal records and others ordered deported decades ago—jailed in a border state’s most populous county. It was just a few weeks ago that the Homeland Security…

Govt. Attorney Indicted In Bribery Scandal

A high-ranking attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been indicted by a grand jury for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from illegal immigrants seeking American citizenship.  The assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs…

Public School Dist. Issues Fake Social Securities

A large public school district in Texas for years provided fake Social Security numbers to hire foreign employees even after being warned by a state agency to stop the illegal practice.  Officials running the Dallas Independent School District assigned hundreds of fake and stolen Social Security numbers to foreign citizens…

Top Senate Staffer Charged With Child Porn

A high-level aide and advisor to a veteran California senator has been charged with two felonies for receiving and distributing child pornography from his personal laptop computer. The congressional aide (Jeff Rosato) was a key member of Senator Barbara Boxer’s staff and a top advisor on the Environmental and Public…

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