In a statement issued by his lawyer, Mercieca, 72, said an accusation of molestation by a second man was "at best a figment of the imagination and at worst as a malicious fabrication".
The Halliburton subsidiary that provides food, shelter and other logistics to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan exploited federal regulations to hide details on its contract performance, according to a report.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe's police chief and one of his officers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of cash from a fund used to make drug buys and pay informants, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Overhead costs have consumed more and than half the budget of some reconstruction projects in Iraq, according to a government estimate released yesterday, leaving far less money than expected to provide the oil, water and electricity needed
Hastert took the following bribes: 1) 'suitcases of cash' - delivered to his home - from Turkish heroin dealers. 2) $500,000 for blocking a bill recognizing Turkey's genocide of Armenians. 3) illegal campaign contributions from foreign in
One result was former HP chairman Patricia Dunn being criminally charged; here are some photos I took at the press conference in Sacramento this month (and an article too):
House Appropriations chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) is under federal investigation for possible improprieties in how he oversaw Congress' spending of $900 billion annually. Monday Lewis fired 60 investigators who had worked for his committee rooting
The first of the "Broken Government" series aired Thursday at 7pm, hosted by Jack Cafferty. "It's my fervent hope that every single incumbent on the ballot will lose. It's time to start over."
Representative Bob Ney is headed to prison early next year after pleading guilty to charges of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in illegal gifts from lobbyists. Until then, Mr. Ney, a six-term Republican from Ohio, has a comfortable place to bi
A criminal investigation that involves the FBI sent shock waves through the race for Colorado governor. Someone accessed information in an FBI database on Carlos Estrada Medina, who has been the star of a TV attack ad against Democrat Bill Ritter.
An elderly priest acknowledged Thursday that he was naked in saunas with Mark Foley decades ago when the former congressman was a boy in Florida, but denied that the two had sex.
A limousine company caught up in a congressional bribery scandal is having its Homeland Security contract extended, several months after angry Capitol Hill hearings into why the contract was awarded in the first place.
Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank told Keith Olbermann that “there are rumors now about a third [page scandal], involving a 16-year-old girl. Political news is starting to sound more and more like you’re reading the police blotter, with Ney last
Members of Congress and their staffs are barred from using their positions for personal profit. But their spouses and other relatives can — and often do — cash in when lawmakers spend taxpayer dollars.
FBI agents investigating US Rep. Curt Weldon(R-Pa.) conducted 6 raids this morning - including at the homes of his daughter and a longtime friend. In all, agents executed 4 search warrants in the Philadelphia area and 2 in Jacksonville, Fla
For 5 years, Allen Stayman wondered who ordered his removal from a State Department job negotiating agreements with tiny Pacific islands nations -- even when his bosses wanted him to stay. Now he knows. Newly disclosed e-mails
The FBI is investigating whether Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, 2 people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday. The inquiry focuses on lobbying contracts worth $1 million
"I think there's stuff that everybody would have done differently" in hindsight, said Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), after he testified for more than 3 hours before the House ethics committee. The panel is investigating former Rep. Foley
Pressed by Republican House colleagues to resign, Rep. Bob Ney is the first congressman to fall in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling case, a controversy that has reached the Bush White House and Capitol Hill.
Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) pleaded guilty to bribery charges stemming from the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation. The first member of Congress convicted in a scandal that has tainted the White House and Capitol Hill. Says he won't resign.
Kirk Fordham, once Foley's chief of staff, detailed under oath his contention that he warned House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office about Foley's interest in boys years ago. Foley, a Florida Republican,
At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said
In his financial disclosure form for the year 2005, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reported that he owned up to $50,000 of common stock in the Duke Energy Corp., which supplies power to more than 2 million people in North and South Carolin
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.
As director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Carl Truscott ordered lavish upgrades to the agency's new headquarters and had 20 bureau employees help his nephew complete a high school video, says a Justice Dept. audit
"FBI agents in April reviewed financial disclosure forms for Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) on the same day USA Today published an article about lobbyists who are related to aides of the veteran appropriator using access to the
California Rep. Richard Pombo has insisted he was never lobbied by Jack Abramoff. Records show the disgraced lobbyist billed a client for at least two contacts with Pombo a decade ago. The lobbying records released by the Northern Mariana Islands
Freshman Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has been appearing on television shows all week suggesting that the Foley scandal was engineered by Democrats for electoral advantage. He said “all the fact points lead to one question”: whether House Minority Lea
• 75% say the GOP mishandled the Mark Foley matter • 52% think House Speaker Dennis Hastert should resign • 31 % believe Hastert should keep his post • Congressional Republicans are viewed as less ethical than Democrats
With the capital already mired in its latest sex scandal, federal agents last week raided the home of a woman they allege has, for the past 13 years, operated a Washington, D.C. escort service that dispatched college-educated prostitutes to the homes