Politicial Bribes

4 indicted in Santa Clara County sheriff’s office, concealed firearms license controversy

SAN JOSE – A grand jury has indicted a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain and three political supporters of Sheriff Laurie Smith for allegedly negotiating a pay-to-play scheme in which campaign donations were exchanged for port permits concealed weapons. The sheriff herself has avoided indictment, but prosecutors said Friday their corruption investigation was far from […]

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Former congressman Ozzie Myers charged with alleged bribery of South Philly elections judge

Former US Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers was indicted Wednesday for his involvement in an alleged plot to rig the election in Philadelphia. The indictment comes two months after a South Philly elections judge pleaded guilty to accepting political bribes. Myers was reportedly the Democratic agent waving the money. Myers, 77, represented Pennsylvania 1st District from […]

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Ohio House President Larry Householder Arrested in $ 60 Million Bribery Scheme: NPR

Ohio House President Larry Householder was arrested Tuesday morning, hours before the scheduled announcement of a $ 60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. The owner is seen here in March 2019. Paul Vernon / AP hide caption toggle legend Paul Vernon / AP Ohio House President Larry Householder was arrested Tuesday morning, hours before […]

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Greece to seek redress from Novartis for corruption revelations

The Greek government will examine ways to obtain financial compensation from Swiss drugmaker Novartis in connection with the corruption scandal the company has settled out of court in the United States, government spokesman Stelios said on Friday. Petsas. Petsas said the government would seek advice from the State Legal Council, but did not elaborate on […]

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Home of Australian politician raided in Chinese influence investigation

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian authorities on Friday raided the home and office of a state lawmaker as part of a broad-based investigation into allegations of a Chinese government conspiracy to manipulate the country’s politics and politics. Shaoquett Moselmane, a Labor politician from a Sydney suburb, recently praised China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, for his response […]

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Supreme Court Apologizes, It Just Can’t Help Fight Political Corruption

By setting aside the criminal convictions resulting from the Bridgegate scandal, the Court is adopting a worldview that is unbearably bleak. Lea Millis About the Author: Leah Litman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Public corruption has already had a good year, and now the Supreme Court has […]

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Pursuing political corruption cases like Bridgegate is almost impossible

Congress has never amended the Postal Fraud Act to prohibit these additional and pernicious types of public bribery. Even if that was the case, the Supreme Court could have opposed it. In other rulings that divided the court along ideological lines, GOP-appointed judges struck down laws designed to fight public corruption. United citizens c. FEC […]