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azcentral.com

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.

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WotIsItGood4

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

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NY Times

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

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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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LA Times

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

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AP

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

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AP

"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

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AP

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.

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AP

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.

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Legal Times

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

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sfgate.com

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

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AP

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.

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USA Today

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

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The Smoking Gun

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

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Washington Post

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

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CNN poll

• 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

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