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Florida Attorney General In Hot Water

Charlie Crist served on various ethics committees as a state legislator and when he became Florida’s attorney general in 2002, he launched the state’s first-ever hotline designed exclusively to address complaints of fraud. Now Crist, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who hopes to replace Jeb Bush, is in hot water for…

Public To Pay For Celebrity Private Investigator Crimes

The ongoing case of disgraced private investigator to the stars and Clintons, Anthony Pellicano, could end up costing taxpayers in two California cities millions of dollars because police officers conspiring with Pellicano illegally accessed law enforcement databases. A Beverly Hills police officer named Craig Stevens has already pleaded guilty to…

Cleaning Up The World Bank

A vigorous campaign to end corruption in the World Bank and the developing nations it lends billions of dollars to annually is making headlines worldwide and instilling fear in leaders of left-leaning nations who have labeled the man responsible for the cleanup a “neoconservative ideologue.” World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz,…

House Majority Leader Boehner Rents Apartment From Lobbyist

So much for a clean slate. The Washington Post reports today that newly elected House Majority leader John Boehner rents an apartment on Capitol Hill owned by a lobbyist: The relationship between Boehner, John D. Milne and Milne’s wife, Debra R. Anderson, underscores how intertwined senior lawmakers have become with…

Sheriff Department With Morals

Well known for its great beaches and scenic coastline, north Florida’s Pinellas County is making headlines because the sheriff created a unique rule to clean up unethical behavior among his 3,200 employees. Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats will suspend all deputies who get caught cheating on their spouses or sleeping…

Punish Corruption Like A Street Crime

An Illinois federal judge fed up with the rampant corruption in his state, has issued strongly-worded decisions in two separate cases detailing the need to punish public officials for corruption. U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo called for crooked public officials to face the same prison time as street criminals and…

Clinton Private Investigator Indicted Again

Fresh out of prison after serving a 30-month sentence for possession of explosives, renowned private investigator to the stars and the Clintons, Anthony Pellicano, has been charged with racketeering for paying police officers to get him confidential records and information. Among other things, the indictment says that Pellicano paid bribes…

Corruption Isn’t Just A Washington Thing

The recent lobbyist scandals in Washington may give the impression that corruption is limited to political bigwigs in Congress, but FBI statistics reveal that fraud is widespread in all levels of government, including judges, state legislators and even local municipality clerks. In fact, in the last two years more than…

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