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Congress Gets Worst Rating Ever

Amid unprecedented amounts of legal scandals and corruption probes, congressional approval has fallen to single digits for the first time in history, according to a national poll released this week. Earlier this year a separate poll revealed that a 14% confidence rating in the nation’s federal lawmaking bodies was the…

Jailed Senator Tried For Corruption Again

A Tennessee state senator already serving a five-year prison sentence for bribery is being tried this week on separate corruption charges involving “consulting fees” he got from firms that he helped get lucrative state contracts as a legislator. Disgraced Senator John Ford was paid nearly $2 million in consulting fees…

City Shields Illegal Immigrant Criminals From Feds

A well-known sanctuary city in California has for years protected illegal immigrant criminals from federal authorities by spending millions of taxpayer dollars to escort them back to their home country or house them in unlocked group homes that they easily escape from. For more than a generation San Francisco officials…

Detroit Rocked By More Scandals

Months after its corrupt mayor gets charged with serious crimes, one major city’s council is being federally investigated for accepting bribes from a company in exchange for approval of a lucrative multi million-dollar contract. It wasn’t enough that Detroit’s scandal-plagued mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick) made headlines earlier this year for lying…

Judge Removed For “Manifestly Unjudicial” Misconduct

A California Superior Court judge has the distinct honor of being the first in her county to ever be removed from the bench for misconduct by the state’s Commission on Judicial Performance. The Orange County Superior Court judge (Kelly MacEachern), a former county prosecutor, filed false and misleading expense claims…

ICE Attorney Arrested For Taking Bribes

A veteran attorney for the Homeland Security agency in charge of enforcing immigration laws and protecting the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been arrested for accepting bribes from illegal immigrants seeking benefits in the country. The assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was arrested at a…

Mexican Military Incursion In U.S. Neighborhood

In one of the most disturbing Mexican government incursions into the U.S., three members of Mexico’s army conducted a home invasion and assassination operation in Arizona this week that killed one person and littered a neighborhood with gunfire. Phoenix police say the Mexican military officers were hired by one of…

Army Major Guilty Of Taking Bribes

A United States Army major indicted last year for taking millions of dollars in bribes from companies seeking lucrative government contracts in Iraq has pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy and money laundering. As the Army official assigned to the contracting office, Major John Cockerham wielded tremendous power because he was…

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