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Corrupt Illinois Gov. Must Report To Jail

Nearly two years after being convicted for starring in Illinois’ biggest political scandal, the state’s former governor will finally report to a federal prison next week to begin serving a 6 ½-year sentence for corruption. Former Governor George Ryan has managed to remain free on bond while his attorney’s appeal…

Federal Agent Admits Stealing $1 million

A federal agent who investigated health care fraud for the U.S. government pleaded guilty to forgery and fraud for illegally seizing more than $1 million to buy property and pay off his mortgage. The veteran agent, Scott Gompert, worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of…

Sheriff Federally Charged With Corruption

A popular elected county official with plans to run as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in California has been indicted on federal corruption charges for illegally using his public office for financial gain. Considered a rising political star in California, Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona may instead face prison…

Hillary Gets Mob-Linked Endorsement

  Amid controversies of indicted fugitive donors, a Palestinian money trail and a corrupt presidential campaign co chair impeached as a federal judge, Hillary Clinton has proudly accepted the endorsement of a powerful union boss with documented mob ties and an upcoming bribery trial. The corrupt union head, Michael Forde,…

Immigration Crackdown Killing Mexican Economy

Increased border security and work enforcement have led to a huge decrease in the billions of dollars that illegal immigrants in the U.S. send to Mexico annually and immigration advocates say Mexicans are suffering because they can’t pay medical bills or buy clothes. The U.S.-dependent Mexican economy gets about $24…

Sen. Craig Uses Campaign Money For Defense

The Republican Idaho Senator who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after soliciting sex in an airport bathroom has used about $23,000 in campaign funds to pay for a Washington lawyer to represent him before the Senate Ethics Committee. Federal campaign finance laws prohibit legislators from using campaign money for expenses…

Millions More For Bush Connected Firm

Three months after a medical services company hired a Bush appointee who for years was in charge of Pentagon health programs the firm got a $790 million government contract to do work that two other firms proposed doing for millions less. Wisconsin-based Logistics Health Inc got the lucrative government contract…

Illegal Immigrants Capitalize On U.S. Disaster

Mexican illegal immigrants have taken advantage of the California wildfires, looting and stealing from evacuated homes and victim shelters and entering the country through vulnerable border crossings abandoned by U.S. agents forced out by flames. More than 1,400 homes were lost in the catastrophic fires that burned hundreds of thousands…

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