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Defeat Blamed On Fraud, Conspiracy

Is voter fraud and political corruption responsible for the reelection defeat of radical Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney or is she simply a paranoid conspiracy theory freak as one blog points out? The fact is that McKinney is in denial that folks in her Peach State district want her out, first…

Middle Eastern “Students” Vanish In NY

Although several of the September 11 hijackers were in the country with student visas, federal authorities are severely downplaying the seriousness of their failure to locate 11 Egyptian men who have disappeared after arriving in the U.S. last month with student visas. The men, ages 18-22, have not been seen…

Prison For Corrupt Philly Councilman

The highest ranking public official convicted in Philadelphia’s renowned pay-to-play culture is on his way to federal prison where he will serve a 6 – year sentence for fraud, corruption and tax evasion. A jury found the disgraced former city councilman, Rick Mariano, guilty of taking nearly $30,000 in bribes…

Reporting Corruption Easier In Illinois

Claiming to have “zero tolerance” for unethical behavior, the secretary of a Midwestern state infested with government corruption has created a new tool that makes it easier for residents to fight it in the future. Illinois Secretary Jesse White has created a new web site www.ReportItNow.net specifically designed to facilitate…

Ney Leaves Congress

Adamant about his innocence in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, the closest that Ohio Congressman Bob Ney will come to admitting wrongdoing apparently is in abandoning his re-election campaign. Ney has withdrawn from his race for a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives and he is attributing the…

Coddling Criminals

In Michigan, a woman was sentenced to clean houses for disaster relief fraud. In Texas, a man was ordered to yoga classes for domestic abuse. In Warren County, Ohio, felons on probation attend book club. According to Aya Gruber, associate law professor at Florida International University in Miami, judges are…

Fla. Cabinet Member Violates Ethics

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, violated ethics laws by owning stock in two insurance companies while he was the state’s Insurance Commissioner. Tom Gallagher was elected Florida’s Insurance Commissioner, treasurer and fire marshal in 1988 and served in that combined post until he became the state’s

Politically Connected Avoid Taxes

Two of President George W. Bush’s top donors are included in a new Senate report that details how wealthy Americans use offshore havens to cheat the U.S. Government out of $70 billion in taxes annually. Mentioned prominently in the 401-page report, published by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

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