An independent investigation has found that imprisoned former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham took advantage of secrecy and badgered congressional aides to help slip items into classified bills that would benefit him and his associates. The
Scottsdale made a deal with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety in January to ignore their own speed violations snapped by the city’s pilot Loop 101 photo enforcement system.
Homeland Security wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars last year on iPods, beer-making equipment and designer jackets, congressional investigators have concluded. 100 laptop computers and a dozen boats bought by DHS employees are missing
If the mood on the plane that crashed into the side of the Pentagon, American Airlines Flight 77, could have been a color, it would have been a soft, translucent tan, according to a comic book about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The House Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff for records of any contacts he or members of his lobbying team had with the Bush White House. Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) authori
John Fund thinks that the FREE LIE card issued to him when he started being briefed by the White House can get him out of any trouble he makes for himself. Americans will find out if the truth still matters in New York as the John Fund Trial continu
"Ken was a rich and powerful man...." Including former President George H.W. Bush, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Lawson likened Lay to a black man who was dragged to death in a racially motivated murder 8 years ago.
Prosecutors and investigators building a bribery case against Rep. William Jefferson have been unable to examine the documents and computer files seized in a search of the lawmaker's Capitol Hill office. Placed off limits by President Bush for 4
A federal judge in Washington ruled that the unprecedented FBI raid on Rep. William J. Jefferson's Capitol Hill office was constitutional, saying the government "demonstrated a compelling need to conduct the search" in the ongoing publi
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit.
A block of consumer advocates, mortgage companies and community groups are warning that plans to hand out up to $150,000 apiece in housing aid to Gulf Coast hurricane victims could open the door to fraud. The concern stems from nearly $7 billion i
California Republican congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham traded military contracts for $2.4 million in antiques, cash, and other booty. He is now in jail, but his case exposed a world of bribery, booze, and broads that reaches into the Pen
Cheating to win the buik of missions under a government rocket contract and other ethic violations will cost Boeing $615 million, a record settlement to resolve crimnial and civil allegation, The US Attorney' s Offfice announced Friday
There's often a caveat these days when Ohio Republicans talk about re-election prospects for their embattled congressman, Bob Ney. As state Rep. Clyde Evans put it at a recent GOP barbecue, "Unless he's indicted, I think he'll do
Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, whose Homeland Security nomination was withdrawn because of ethics questions, pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor charges of accepting gifts while serving as a top city official.
A defense contractor has been asked to supply information to federal prosecutors looking into House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis' ties to a lobbying firm.
Former White House adviser Claude Allen is negotiating with prosecutors in hopes of avoiding a trial on theft charges, according to his attorney.
An Interior Department employee is charged with filing a false financial report in a case arising from the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Roger Stillwell, an employee of the Interior Department's insular affairs office, knowingly filed a false f
A midlevel manager at the Homeland Security Department was charged with immigration document fraud on Thursday. Court papers indicated his conduct had been questioned for years. Robert T. Schofield, a district office supervisor for U.S. Citizenshi
Defense contractor Raytheon Co., maker of missile systems and radars, on Thursday said it has a $45 million contract with the Navy for a sonar system. Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems unit will manufacture, test, deliver and integrate six
Raytheon Co. will pay a $12 million fine and two of its former executives will give back part of their bonuses to settle a long-running accounting probe into the defense contractor's aircraft unit, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said
Former Gov. Don Siegelman and former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy were convicted in a bribery scheme that derailed Siegelman's campaign to retake his former office. Siegelman was accused of trading government favors for campaign donations whe
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear new arguments in a case involving an illegally taped telephone call leaked to reporters by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. McDermott violated federal law by turning over the tape recording of a 1996 call involvi
When defense contractor Nicholas Karagelen launched a political action committee directed by the stepdaugter of the chairman of House Appropriations Committee, he added another dimension to a tight circle of Capitol Hill relationship
Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested donation : $100,000. The middleman: lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Blunt e-mails that connect money and access in Washington show that prominet Republican activist Grover Nordqui
In the fall of 2004, Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-OH) told Senate investigators that he was unfamiliar with a Texas Indian tribe represented by lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Days later, evidence emerged that the congressman had held numerous discussions with Abra
You aren’t stupid, they just talk to you that way. It’s 2004. Falluja’s on fire, your pension’s burning away, the last General Motors worker is turning out the lights in Detroit — and the biggest issue of the election, aside from Christians who don’t
In an effort sto stop companies like Halliburton and its subsidiaries from cheating our troops,and stealing from Americans, Sen. Byron Dorgan,D-ND.,inroduced S.AMDT.4230 and attached it to the Defense Authorization bill currently being debated in the
Hooters Chairman Bob Brooks said that he wants to reimburse FEMA for the $200 bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne that was purchased with a government credit card issued to Hurricane Katrina victims. Among numerous examples of improper spending of hurri
House Democrats, determined to make an election-year point about ethics, voted 99-58 to strip Rep. William Jefferson of his committee assignment while a federal bribery investigation runs its course. The rank and file acted despite a last-minute ple