Judicial Watch • Archives for 2009

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Texas Judge Fixes Felony Cases For Cash, Sex

A recently elected Texas criminal court judge has been arrested and federally charged with exchanging sex and money for favorable judgments in felony cases. Elected in November to El Paso’s District Court, Judge Manuel Barraza solicited cash bribes and sexual favors from criminal defendants appearing before him, according to federal…

U.S. Govt. Gives Arrested Illegal Immigrants Work Permits

More than two dozen illegal immigrants arrested for using fake documents to work at a Washington state engine plant have been released by the Department of Homeland Security and offered legal U.S. employment permits. The February immigration raid infuriated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who blasted Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

FBI Hits Missouri State Capitol

Federal agents are investigating several Missouri “pay to play” schemes in which state lawmakers exchanged favors—including prestigious committee posts—for political donations. Among the main targets of the probe is House Minority Leader Paul LeVota, a Democrat from Independence suspected of making sought-after committee assignments contingent upon lawmakers

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Still Weak

Years after major reforms the U.S. agencies that gather intelligence to protect national security remain infested with the same mismanagement, turf battles and communication breakdowns responsible for the failures leading to the September 11 terrorist attacks.  A scathing internal report, made public this week by the inspector general for the…

Public Corruption Up By 60%

Corruption among public officials has more than doubled in the last few years and federal authorities have at least 2,500 public corruption investigations pending throughout the nation. The alarming statistics were revealed by Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Robert Mueller, who told a congressional panel that public corruption probes have…

Atty. Gen. Voids Sen.Ted Stevens’ Felony Convictions

Notorious for orchestrating the shameful pardons of a fugitive financier and a pair of jailed terrorists during the Clinton Administration, the nation’s attorney general has voided a corrupt Alaska senator’s multiple felony convictions. Attorney General Eric Holder has filed a motion to reverse the jury convictions of Ted Stevens, the…

Indicted Alabama Judge Exchanged Probation For Sex

An Alabama judge previously investigated by his state’s judicial commission has been charged with 57 felonies, ranging from sexual abuse to extortion and kidnapping, for checking male inmates out of jail and forcing them to engage in sexual activities. Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas forced nine inmates at the…

Maryland Helps Illegal Immigrants Skirt Federal ID Law

Maryland lawmakers have approved a measure that allows illegal immigrants to keep their driver’s licenses after a federal law—enacted to protect the country from terrorists—prohibiting it kicks in. The state has long been a magnet for illegal aliens seeking official government credentials, but the 9/11 Commission put a damper on…

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