The US government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced the former mayor of St. Peters, Missouri to 18 months in jail for soliciting a bribe from Australian red light camera vendor Redflex.
The California Department of Justice improperly concealed tens of millions of dollars worth of contracts with lobbyists, consultants, legal firms—even couriers and parking garages—in violation of its own confidentiality rules, an Associated Press inv
A teenager who sued the city after claiming Officer Shawn Patrick Shields forced her to do jumping jacks while topless has reached a $35,000 settlement, officials said. The girl told investigators the cop told her to perform five topless jumping jack
From high-dollar fraud to conspiracy to bribery and bid rigging, Army investigators have opened up to 50 criminal probes involving battlefield contractors in the war in Iraq and the U.S. fight against terrorism, the Associated Press has learned. S
A deal in the desert for Sen. Reid? A bill he wrote could have affected the friend who sold him the land well under market price.
As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms.
THE family of a cancer victim say he is being hounded in death over an unpaid speeding ticket. They received a letter accusing William Allen of speeding down Balliol Road in Bootle seven months after his family held his funeral.
A grand jury indicted a former Tempe police officer on three felony counts, accusing him of using his position as treasurer to steal thousands of dollars from a local chapter of a national police organization, the state Attorney General said Wednesda
[Working twice as long as before for same pay!] Republican leadership complained that the five-day work week imposed by the new majority was unnecessary and created problems for Members of Congress.
A top red light camera salesman was convicted in South Carolina of $1.2 million in fraud on Thursday. A jury found Jay Morris Specter, 51, guilty of five counts of forgery carrying a maximum penalties that include a $250,000 fine and ten years impris
A federal judge ordered former six-term Congressman Robert Ney (R-OH) to serve 30 months in prison for accepting gifts, favors and campaign contributions in exchange for official actions. [should have gotten the max]
Ohio's Former U.S. Congressman, Author of Help America Vote Act (surprise surprise) after pleading guilty to bribery that resulted in "official acts performed for lobbyist Abramoff and his clients."
The chief of the U.S. General Services Administration attempted to give a no-bid contract to a company founded and operated by a longtime friend, sidestepping federal laws and regulations, according to interviews and documents.
2 weeks after the U.S. Senate convened with Democrats and Republicans vowing to work together for the public good, they bitterly split over how to clean up the scandal-rocked U.S. Congress. The Democratic-led Senate failed to end a Republican proc
The former United Nations oil-for-food chief was charged with bribery and conspiracy to commit wire fraud for allegedly accepting $160,000 to influence the program illegally.
New legislation that will appear shortly before the Senate Judiciary Committee will make it significantly more difficult for public officials to escape indictment or conviction for corruption. In what may be a sign that the bill will have an easy
Millions of dollars worth of parking tickets were illegally issued throughout the commonwealth of Virginia for more than four decades, according to a December ruling of the Virginia Court of Appeals.
During a routine traffic stop on January 6, Georgia State Police troopers discovered a Hidalgo County, Texas sheriff's deputy had been carrying $950,435 in cash -- money the Georgia police promptly seized.
An Atlanta police narcotics officer has told federal investigators at least one member of his unit lied about making a drug buy at the home of an elderly woman killed in a subsequent raid, according to a person close to the investigation.
At least a dozen motorists who used cash to pay their parking tickets to Hudson, Ohio police have been ripped off. Police dispatcher Russell D. McCormick, 37, was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing $1400 in motorist payments over two years.
New Democratic lawmakers aren't the only ones measuring for drapes and unsealing boxes. In a job swapping cycle unseen for some time, Democratic congressional aides and former members are leaping to lucrative lobbying posts, Democratic lobbyists
Auditors said the agency's finances were exposed to possible error and fraud at four of its biggest units: the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Transportation Security Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcemen
Federal investigators are looking at whether Interior Department officials played favorites or took money from companies vying for big oil and gas contracts. The probe is the latest in a series of investigations into Interior's handling of $10 bi
A roadblock in Tracy, California stopped 350 drivers -- none suspected of any wrong-doing -- for questioning. Police caught no drunk drivers but did snare fifteen motorists for driving without their papers in order. Altogether the roadblock generated
Motorists and truck drivers entering the US from Canada are being hit with $300 fines and having their lunches seized because they attempted to bring a slice of bologna across the border. Beginning March 1, 2007. the US Department of Agriculture will
But what I find striking is just how dismissive this judge is of the fact that Manassas Park police conducted what was clearly a search for criminal misconduct under the auspices of an administrative inspection.
Perez, then a rookie still on probation, was "punitively transferred" from a day patrol shift to a night shift because he'd refused a senior officer's order to use his electroshock Taser gun on an elderly man in questionable health
The state Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Ohio Gov. Bob Taft for his ethics violations in office, a black mark that will stay on his permanent record as an attorney.
So why did the city continue its pursuit of David Ruttenberg's business? My guess is to save their asses. Ruttenberg and his father estimate that the raid and ensuing investigation cost taxpayers around $200,000. And the only thing they had to sh