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Ohio County Raided In Corruption Probe

Hundreds of federal agents raided the government offices of Ohio’s most populous county and hauled away boxes of evidence as part of a massive, long-term public corruption probe that many say is the area’s largest since the feds took down the Cleveland mob in the 1970s. The homes of several…

Judge Defends Corrupt Mayor At Sentencing

Claiming the decisions of those in power are “often understandably clouded by romantic entanglements,” a federal judge blasted prosecutors for going after a veteran mayor convicted of corruption for getting his young mistress heavily discounted public property that she later sold for large profits. The judge’s rather surprising rebuke was…

Alaska Sen. Stevens Charged In Corruption Scandal

The nation’s longest serving Republican senator, Ted Stevens of Alaska, has been indicted for hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from an oil company seeking lucrative government contracts as well as favorable legislation. A 27-page indictment says Alaska’s most powerful political figure “knowingly and intentionally sought to conceal…

Did Alaska Gov. Abuse Power To Help Sister?

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being investigated for abruptly firing the state’s public safety commissioner because he wouldn’t get rid of a state trooper who had gone through a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister. As the mayor of Wasilla, the Republican governor had written a letter of recommendation for…

Govt. Agency Issues Gag Order

In yet another example of government secrecy, the agency in charge of protecting human health and the environment has ordered its staff not to speak with congressional investigators, the media and even the agency’s own inspector general. The massive, taxpayer-funded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with an annual budget of nearly…

Lawmaker Resigns Amid Child Porn Probe

A New Jersey Democrat known as one of the state’s most liberal legislators has abruptly resigned, just one week after child pornography was found on his legislative office computer. Veteran state Assemblyman Neil Cohen sent the clerk of the Assembly a one-sentence letter this morning saying his resignation is effective…

McCain, Obama Secretly Take Lobbyist Cash

Although both presidential candidates love to publicly denounce lobbyists and claim not to accept their potentially tainted special interest money, both John McCain and Barack Obama have in fact accepted hefty sums from them. McCain leads the way with $181,600 from lobbyists and trade groups despite his infamous rhetoric that…

Indicted Detroit Mayor Assaults Cop

The Detroit mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick) who was a rising star among Michigan Democrats until he got charged with multiple felonies, lived up to his reputation as a corrupt thug when he assaulted a sheriff’s detective trying to serve a subpoena on one of his shady friends. The irate mayor pushed…

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