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Captiol Hill Blue

A former lawmaker already indicated on bribery allegations has been charged with taking more than $800,000 in consulting fees from contractors working for a state Medicare program, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

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theagitator.com

Over the last ten months, I've watched a man get ruined by his local government. It's a long, complicated, ugly, and infuriating story. Thing is, the story will only get sadder if they're allowed to get away with it.

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Washington Times

The redacting process in the House ethics panel's detailing of the Mark Foley affair failed to omit the name of one teenage boy who received sexually explicit instant messages from Mr. Foley. The report, which measures two inches thick, included

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AP

The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight announced that it is seeking fines and the return of millions in bonus money. It filed 101 charges against Raines, former chief financial officer Timothy Howard and former controller Leanne Spencer.

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GovExec

The federal government flunked its fiscal 2006 audit, with $797 billion, or 53%, of its reported assets and an additional $790 billion, or 27%, of net costs, on the balance sheets of 5 agencies that could not be fully audited. The 10th year in a row

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KDKA-TV

A federal investigation is underway after allegations surfaced against US Rep. Tim Murphy. Federal agents have begun interviewing former Murphy staffers on whether they did political work for the congressman on government time. Murphy denies the alle

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AP

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not break Senate rules in accepting free ringside seats at boxing matches from the Nevada Athletic Commission, the Ethics Committee has concluded. Reid was supporting legislation during this period to cr

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LA Times

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) exercised political muscle for personal gain, they say. Miller implored City Council members to purchase 165 acres he owned in the foothills and turn the land into a wilderness preserve. Earlier that day,

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Washington Post

More than 1,000 federal, state and local government employees across the country have been convicted in government corruption cases over the past two years, including hundreds of crooked police officers and others who have dipped into the taxpayers**

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It began when a prominent Atlanta business leader introduced Dr. Julie Gerberding to a man who wanted to be her free management adviser, to help her transform operations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Times On Line

Saudi Arabia is threatening to suspend diplomatic ties with Britain unless Downing Street intervenes to block an investigation into a 60 million pound "slush fund" allegedly set up for some members of the royal family. A senior Saudi diplo

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Las Vegas Sun

Perhaps Warren Trepp is always just at the wrong place at the wrong time, a victim of terrible and perpetual coincidence. By his early 30's, he was chief trader for the notorious 1980's junk bond trader Michael Milken. Then a friend helped

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Canada Free Press

Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deeply -- really deep -- into Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair -- in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real e

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AP

[elections over] The Agriculture Department acknowledged making improper payments to farmers worth more than $2.8 billion last year. Improper payments in fiscal 2006 was about 11 percent of farm program payments

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AP

Tomlinson signed invoices worth about $245,000 for a friend without the knowledge of other board members or staff, used the board's office resources to support his private horse racing operation and overbilled the organization for his time.

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Moscow News

Corrupt Russian officials are estimated to take bribes of US $240 billion a year, an amount almost equal to the state's entire revenues, a senior prosecutor said with the government daily printed Tuesday. Deputy Prosector General Sasha Buksman

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MSNBC

An FBI report obtained by NBC News suggests that the ruling family of the remote and mountainous Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan oversaw a vast criminal network that stretched all the way to a series of shell companies in the US

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Baltimoresun.com

Bribery of federal and local officials by Mexican smugglers is rising sharply, and with it the fear that a culture of corruption is taking hold along the 2,000-mile border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego.

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CQ.com

Two former House committee investigators who were examining Capitol Hill security upgrades said a senior aide to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert hindered their efforts before they were abruptly ordered to stop their probe last year.

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azstarnet.com

In yet another case of Homeland Security corruption, CBP agent Fernando Arango has admitted to accepting cash to allow a vehicle he believed was loaded with 440 pounds of cocaine across the border. Arango pleaded guilty to attempting to possess with

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AP

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.

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