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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…

Race Defense in Dallas

An FBI investigation into federally funded, low-income housing contracts targets several black Dallas politicians who say the investigation is racially motivated. Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, council members Leo Chaney and Maxine Thronton-Reese and City Plan Commission members D’Angelo Lee, Melvin Traylor and Carol Brandon have been named in subpoenas…

Crooked Windy City

There really is nothing new about corruption in Chicago, a city where clout and patronage have for years flowed freely. But lately, things have really gotten out of control at City Hall. A federal investigation into the wrongdoing has so far led to 30 indictments and 23 convictions. Those charged…

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