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Cheating in Chicago

It’s comforting to know that longtime Democratic political consultant and former head of Chicago’s largest public interest group, Robert Creamer, ?never intended to enrich himself? when he ran a check-kiting scheme and failed to pay thousands of dollars in taxes. At least that is what his wife, Democrat U.S. Congresswoman…

Judge Rewarded For Misconduct?

An Orlando Florida circuit judge was removed from the bench eight months ago for judicial misconduct yet he has been collecting his regular annual salary of $139,497 to stay home and go golfing. A Judicial Qualifications Commission found Orange Circuit Judge James Henson guilty of taking on a criminal-defense client…

Kentuck Governing

There appears to be no end in sight to the scandals surrounding Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher. The latest involves the indictment of his buddy, Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert, for violating Kentucky whistleblower law and seeking revenge against a public employee who reported hiring violations to the attorney general. Recently, nine…

“Your Honor” Is Disgraced

For the first time in 15 years, a state judge has been charged in federal court. His name is David A. Gross and he sits on the bench in Nassau County, New York. Gross was recently arraigned on federal money-laundering charges along with three men described by prosecutors as mob…

Saved By the Storm

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. won’t have to go to trial for federal tax evasion, at least not in early October as originally scheduled. An indictment accuses Diaz and his former wife of filing misleading tax returns. The indictment says that in 1999 the…

Campaign Ethics Violations

Corruption in fundraising is so rampant in Los Angeles County that nearly a decade ago voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative that limited election fundraising. The problem is that the violations continue and no candidate or donor has ever been fined, punished or prosecuted for breaking the law. The reason is…

Denver Obscenity

Tax payers in Colorado may be surprised to hear that their money is helping fund obscene programs on Denver Community Television. A program called The 241 Jack Show features a comedy routine full of profanities and references to hardcore recreational drugs. The second part of the show features erotic dancers…

Medicaid Fraud in New York

New York’s Medicaid system is the largest and most expensive in the nation, with an annual budget of $44.5 billion. Apparently, it is also the easiest to cheat. Corrupt doctors and dentists have cheated the system of billions of dollars over the years, but here is the best part; state…

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