Prosecutors in Washington have been sifting through evidence of what they believe is a corruption scheme involving at least 12 lawmakers and their staff members, many of whom worked closely on legislation with Mr. Abramoff and accepted gifts a
Four years after Sept. 11, the Bush administration has claimed some legal victories in its war on terrorism, but critics say there have been few major convictions and not a single trial of anyone caught trying to carry out an attack.
Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist under criminal investigation, has been discussing with prosecutors a deal that would grant him a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony against former political and business associates
As Tom DeLay became a king of campaign fundraising, he lived like one too. He visited cliff-top Caribbean resorts, golf courses designed by PGA champions and four-star restaurants — all courtesy of donors who bankrolled his political money empire.
Forget Tookie, pay attention to Pokie
Newly disclosed e-mail messages from lobbyist Jack Abramoff show that he told an Indian tribe client that he was being pressured by U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-TX, for a contribution for a $25,000-a-table Republican fundraiser and that DeLay had personall
Adam Kidan's plea was accepted by US District Judge Paul C. Huck. It will require that he cooperate in the SunCruz case against Abramoff and perhaps even testify against his old partner in order to get a reduced prison sentence.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has come under fire from constituents for accepting nearly a quarter million dollars in campaign contributions from missile defense contractors over the past five years
A Texas prosecutor has issued subpoenas for bank records and other information of a defense contractor involved in the bribery case of a California congressman as part of the investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
The top Democrat on the Senate committee investigating Jack Abramoff's Indian lobbying is returning $67,000 in donations in response to reports that he collected tribal money around the time he took actions favorable to those of Abramoff clients.
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The federal court for Rhode Island on Monday dropped a proposed rule that would have banned lawyers and court workers from releasing any information about a case that was not part of the public record.
Federal agents were hot on the case of a University of South Florida professor suspected of supporting Palestinian terrorist groups. The same month, Tampa toasted another man often accused of terrorist ties - Gerry Adams, head of the political wing o
Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a gang leader-turned-peace advocate whose cause drew worldwide attention, was executed in San Quentin's death chamber after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied his last-ditch plea for clemency and the Supreme C
After documents obtained by The New York Times raised questions about lobbying by ExpressTrak and its lawyers to obtain the $8.3 million for Amtrak, Congressman Knollenberg said he would work to reverse his legislation.
One contractor, Brent Wilkes, provided private jet flights to lawmakers, including Reps. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who is serving as majority leader while DeLay fights money-laundering charges in Texas.
Federal authorities hit with a stunning defeat in a terrorism case against an acquitted former Florida college professor are considering deporting him instead of retrying him. Al-Arian, 47, remains in jail, where he has been since his 2003 indictment
A woman who thought a block of white cheese was cocaine is charged with trying to hire a hit man to help her rob and kill four men. The woman also was mistaken about the hit man. He turned out to be an undercover police officer.
Sentence could be reduced depending upon the extent of his cooperation as a witness against lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but also in the prosecution of three men charged in a casino slaying.
House of Representatives negotiators have largely accepted Sen. John McCain's amendment banning the torture and inhumane treatment of detainees, but talks on other provisions could undermine the measure.
Britain's highest court backed eight terrorism suspects by ruling on Thursday evidence obtained under torture cannot be used in British legal hearings, a blow to the government which has used such information.
President Bush decried the “atmosphere of fear” created by the terrorist attack, declaring that “one of the great goals of this nation’s war is to restore public confidence in the airline industry, to tell the traveling public, get onboard.”
In a major defeat for law enforcement officials, a jury failed to return guilty verdicts on any of 51 criminal counts against a former Florida professor and three co-defendants accused of operating a North American front for Palestinian terrorists.
Hundreds of people arrested for minor crimes just before Hurricane Katrina washed away New Orleans' court system remain behind bars more than three months later.
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) and his staff met Jack Abramoff's lobbying team on at least eight occasions and collected $12,000 in donations around the time that the lawmaker took legislative action favorable to Abramoff's clients in the Northern
A judge dismissed a conspiracy charge against Rep. Tom DeLay but refused to throw out the far more serious allegations of money-laundering, dashing the congressman's hopes for now of reclaiming his post as House majority leader.
On a trip to Scotland, some of Delay's expenses ended up on Abramoff's charge card; he used Abramoff's skybox at Washington's MCI Center for political events and his wife worked for a lobby firm that received client referrals from Abr
An analysis of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's voting record shows a pattern of supporting bills that benefit HCA Inc., the Nashville-based hospital company that's been the foundation of the Frist family's wealth.
The LA Police and the LA Times failed to engage possible links between the slaying of Christopher Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) on March 9, 1997, in LA and Perez and former Officer David Mack and their ties to rap music producer Marion "Suge"
The mayor issued press releases, raised money and bought newspaper ads. Signs bearing his name popped up in yards on a legislative bid. Just before the primary election, the mayor dropped out: The FBI had planted the mayor among the field of candidat