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Corruption

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Salt Lake Tribune

Texas oil billionaire Oscar Wyatt, who in the mid-1990's was involved in a land dispute with a group of agencies in Utah, faces up to two years in prison after pleading guilty to paying an illegal kickback to the regime of late Iraqi leader Sadda

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AP

Defense contractor Brent Wilkes hosted fancy dinner parties and chartered jets for powerful members of Congress while his company was racking up more than $100 million in government contracts. The lawmakers who enjoyed the largess were often the same

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Washington Post

While waiting to be confirmed by the White House for a top civilian post at the Air Force last year, Charles D. Riechers was out of work and wanted a paycheck. So the Air Force helped arrange a job through an intelligence contractor that required

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McClatchy Newspapers

Aides to State Dept Inspector General Howard Krongard threatened two investigators with retaliation this week if they cooperate with a congressional probe into Krongard's office, the chairman of a House of Rep panel and other officials

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The Nation

Corruption in the Iraqi government -- it's classified information. So says the State Dept. In preparation for a Sept 27 hearing on corruption within the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House gover

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Iraq Slogger

Here's is the 82 page sensitive but unclassified report on corruption in the Iraqi government. I love the executive summary. "Currently, Iraq is not capable of even rudimentary enforcement of anticorruption laws". There you have it

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AP

The Kuwaiti company building the US embassy in Baghdad has been accused of agreeing to pay $200,000 in kickbacks in return for two unrelated Army contracts in Iraq. The scheme, outlined in a now-sealed court document obtained by the AP

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AP

Ten years after Congress ordered federal agencies to have outside auditors review their book, neither the Defense Dept not the newe Dept of Homeland Security has met even basic accounting requirements,(Do as we say, not as we do.)

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The election of Phil Gordon reminded me of Abraham Lincoln as he stated “You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” However, Phil “Cash” Gordon is proof positive that you can actually fool 78% of the people all the time

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AP

Two of GOP Rep. John Doolittle's top aides have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating ties between Doolittle, his wife and jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The grand jury subpoenas from the US Dist Court

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Wall Street Journal

Having knocked off Paul Wolfowitz as president, the forces of the status quo at the World Bank now have another target in their destructive sights: The corruption fighters at the bank's Dept of Institutional Integrity. New President Robert Zoel

Anarchapulco June 2024