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Judge Dismissive Of Public Corruption

The veteran federal judge presiding over the corruption trial of three public officials has repeatedly used dismissive comments about the seriousness of the charges and even called them idiotic. Senior District Judge John Fullam has skeptically questioned federal prosecutors and challenged them on the charges against three Delaware county officials,…

Clinton HUD Secretary’s Campaign

A top candidate in the New York Attorney General race is campaigning with claims that he eliminated waste and fraud as the nation’s housing secretary when in fact the agency was infested with corruption that ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Bill Clinton’s secretary of the Department…

Another Bribed U.N. Official

A high-ranking Indian official at the scandal-plagued United Nations has been indicted for accepting bribes to steer millions of dollars in U.N. contracts to a fellow Indian businessman. As chief of the U.N.’s Commodity Procurement Section, Sanjaya Bahel was responsible for awarding contracts worth millions of dollars to companies around…

Election Violations Go Unpunished

The crucial midterm elections are only days away but the Department of Justice refuses to penalize states that continue to violate a federal law that requires upgrading outdated and mistake-prone voting systems. That means that states – such as New York and Connecticut–with numerous competitive elections that could help determine…

Judge Blocks Hazleton Law

Claiming it would cause "irreparable harm" to residents, a federal judge has blocked an eastern Pennsylvania city’s law targeting illegal immigrants just hours before it was to go in effect. Earlier this year, officials in Hazelton Pennsylvania passed the tough illegal immigration measure that revokes the business license of companies…

Battling Corruption With Special Law

A popular statute created to crack down on public corruption was used by federal prosecutors to charge a powerful Florida commissioner with cases involving illegal land deals that netted his family millions of dollars. The statute, Honest Services Fraud, makes it illegal for anyone to defraud and deprive the American…

Illegals Spreading Deadly Diseases

Public health officials in a state with a rapidly growing illegal immigrant population attribute a dangerous increase in tuberculosis (TB) to immigration. A deadly disease caused by bacteria that attack the lungs, tuberculosis is spread through the air from one person to another. When TB bacteria are inhaled, they can…

Pentagon Loses Weapons

Thousands of sophisticated weapons earmarked for Iraqi security forces are missing from the U.S. Department of Defense and government officials say it is unlikely that they will be recovered. The Pentagon cannot account for 14,030 weapons that include assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and semiautomatic pistols that could…

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