A jury convicted Mayor Sheila Dixon on one count of embezzlement for stealing gift cards that were meant for poor residents, but it acquitted her of three other charges, including the most serious felony theft charge.
As most politically astute government watchers are aware, the states share revenue with the cities. Therefore, it is the business of every Arizona taxpayer to know where and how the city of Phoenix spends its money. Mayor Phil Gordon is the new champ
The Arizona Constitution bans giving subsidies to benefit a private business under the “Gift Clause.” The Equal Protection and Special Laws Clauses of the Arizona Constitution also prohibit subsidy deals to private enterprise with the use of public m
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Antitrust scrutiny of agriculture conglomerate Monsanto has high stakes for U.S. farmers and its competitors, analysts say.
In October, the Hong Kong bankers discovered some gold bars shipped from the United States were actually tungsten with gold plating. This is the exact same Modus Operandi as the silver clad zinc dimes from 45 years ago.
Letter to Obama from Chief Boatswain’s Mate Harold B. Estes who served onboard the USS Missouri and other posts during World War II.
There is no honor among thieves. News of a lien paced on his property brought a quick defense from Schwarzenegger's staff, with a declaration that the governor had paid all his taxes ascribing the glitch to sloppy record-keeping.
It might sound little cliché, but ACORN is the gift of controversy that keeps on giving. This time the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is putting Jerry Brown, California's attorney general and likely gubernatorial candidate, in
The day after Big Government broke the story revealing tens of thousands of documents containing sensitive material had been unceremoniously dumped in a trash bin behind the San Diego ACORN office, Attorney General Jerry Brown appeared on Talk Radio
The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group.
ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs and World Online misled investors during the 2000 initial public offering (IPO) of the Dutch Internet provider. The stock plunged after it became known that World Online's chief executive had sold shares far below the IPO pric
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges he broke state laws more than 3 dozen times by violating rules on airplane travel and campaign money. Sanford's lawyers claim the allegations involve minor and technical aspects of the law.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s campaign fund took tens of thousands of dollars from law firms representing clients his office investigated or accused of wrongdoing, state records show. [That's how fundraising is done.]
Prices on some foreclosure homes are being dropped below the opening bid just hours or even minutes before the auction. Buyers aware of the "drop bids" scoop up the houses before other bidders know about the price drops. Drop bids violate the stat
Undercover filmmakers warn Holder release will be timed to 2010 elections
In Chicago Illinois, good old Anthony Abbate, the guy who savagely beat up a bartender on camera and got probation for it, is still a cop. Well, at least until the civil review board there makes a descision on whether or not to fire him for his felon
When federal officials descended on this small South Carolina town to investigate a kickback scheme that had caught up the mayor and another official, they stumbled across a web of corruption they believe is widespread through the county.
We’re in BIG trouble America. Our Government (not just the Office of the President) has been usurped by those who would do us harm. Wolves in the clothing of Sheep prowl the halls of Washington seeking to maul our Nation. “Our” President tra
In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.
The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project utilizes news media reports of police misconduct to generate statistical information in an effort to approximate how prevalent police misconduct may be in the United States. As part o
Former Representative William J. Jefferson, a New Orleans Democrat whose political career once seemed to hold high promise, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for using his office to try to enrich himself and his relatives.
A U.S. District judge's lax oversight of more than $30 million tied to the late Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos is ''curious,'' a federal appeals court said. A 3 -judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that a new judge gi
Federal prosecutors are seeking the harshest prison sentence ever handed out to a member of Congress for former Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), arguing that his “stunning betrayal of public trust” warrants a life sentence for the longtime lawmaker.
Goldman Sachs peddled billions of dollars in shaky securities tied to subprime mortgages on unsuspecting pension funds, insurance companies and other investors when it concluded that the housing bubble would burst. (series)Entered By: Powell Gammill
most disturbing is AARP who was supposed to be a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that advocated on behalf of seniors. However, AARP has used its membership roster to line the pockets of the corporate AARP offices through kickbacks from service p
(Article is from July but still relevant) So what’s wrong with Goldman posting $3.44 billion in second-quarter profits?
Sen. Charles Grassley is trying to make sure that commission can't even consider the possibility of decriminalizing or legalizing any currently illegal substances.
On the 10th anniversary of Congress voting to repeal the Glass-Steagal Act, current members of the body are talking about ways to potentially bring it back.
The amazing video below was taken on October 19 in Arizona's Maricopa County Superior Court. As defense attorney Joanne Cuccia discusses her client's sentencing hearing with the judge, Maricopa County Sheriff's Department detention officer Adam S
Video gives insight into how governments discredit and eliminate dissident movements.