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Controversy has trailed the Montebello Democrat since FBI agents raided his office last summer, the first publicglimpse of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. A grand jury recently charged Calderon with 24 felony counts related to accepting bribes in order to steer legislation for his benefactors.
SACRAMENTO -- On paid leave as he prepares to fight felony convictions for perjury and voter fraud, state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) said Monday he is finding it frustrating to be away from the policy debate in Sacramento and being stuck in a world of legalese in the criminal justice system. “It’s challenging" to be away from Sacramento, he said in his first extensive interview since he was convicted by a jury Jan. 29 of eight felonies. "I have been kinda, sorta involved in public policy for a long time.” Prosecutors said Wright lied when he claimed to live in Inglewood when he actually lived in the upscale Baldwin Hills neighborhood outside his Senate district.
Cannon, a 49-year-old Democrat who took office only four months ago, was scheduled to show up at a luxury apartment in South Park for yet another payoff from what he thought were businessmen needing his influence in city matters, the affidavit says.But after arriving, Cannon learned who they really were, a source confirmed: undercover FBI agents who’d been recording their meetings over the past three years, long before he launched a campaign for mayor in 2013.
the former two-term mayor of New Orleans indicted after he left office, was convicted Wednesday of 20 federal corruption charges for illegal dealings with city vendors, dating back to 2004. A jury delivered its verdict just before 1 p.m., after six hours of deliberations that followed a nine-day trial.
Mack’s been holding onto office for more than two weeks, despite being found guilty of federal corruption charges.
Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego, completing the fall of the former 10-term congressman who barely a year ago achieved his long dream of being elected leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city.Filner, who resigned amid widespread allegations of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty in October to one felony and two misdemeanors for placing
Mr. Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted in March of two dozen counts that included charges of racketeering and extortion, adding his name to a list of at least 18 city officials who have been convicted of corruption during his tenure. His punishment ranks among the harshest major state and local public corruption cases.
ALBANY — In another embarrassment for the state Legislature, the FBI raided the home and offices of a Queens assemblyman Wednesday morning.
During the hearing, a prosecutor said he had offered Mr. Sampson a plea agreement, which he has until the end of the month to accept. Under the agreement, Mr. Sampson would plead guilty to embezzlement and one other charge and accept a sentence of 37 to 46 months. He faces up to 20 years in prison under the most serious charge if he is found guilty at trial
STATE SEN. John Sampson was slapped with a new federal indictment Monday charging him with lying to FBI agents about a liquor store in which the Brooklyn Democrat was a secret partner
Stunning new corruption charges were levied Tuesday against the former head of the New York State Senate.Queens lawmaker Malcolm Smith is accused in a complicated shake-down bribe scheme of trying to buy himself a new Senate leadership role, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
Gordon Fox resigns as speaker of R.I. house Abrupt end to tenure arrives after police raids on home, office Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, D-Providence, resigned Saturday after federal and state law enforcement officials raided his Statehouse office and home Friday to collect evidence regarding an “undisclosed matter,” the Providence Journal reported.
Hmm...I wonder what I'll find when I type 'corruption' and 'republican' into a search engine...
I guess the further you claim the moral high ground, the harder you fall.