corruption

New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin resigned from his position on Tuesday after pleading not guilty in a federal courtroom to charges of bribery and wire fraud among other offenses brought against him. He had surrendered to FBI agents earlier in the day who undertook the action based on their investigation into his affairs which began last November.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman made headlines last month after the pair were connected to President Donald Trump‘s Ukraine scandal, this after evidence suggested the pair worked to undermine Trump’s political rivals. In a complete break with Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani, Parnas gave up a series of details, some of which were corroborated […]

Baltimore is getting a reality check about how dirty some of their cops are. The Gun Trace Task Force trial is revealing how far the corruption went.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is oft the punchline for jokes about his waistline. But there may be a good reason for that.

The jig is up for Kwame Kilpatrick. Today (Oct. 10), the former Detroit Mayor was sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption, including raiding his campaign funds for personal use, extortion and bribery.

Federal prosecutors are recommending that Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison for alleged corruption. Jackson, who stepped down as Congressman earlier in the year, is accused of misappropriating $750,000 in campaign funds to cover his lavish personal expenses. 

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Thursday (May 9), following a trial over fraud allegations. Huntley previously admitted to embezzling $80,000 from a charity she controlled.

On Tuesday (April 22), 25 correctional officers were indicted on charges of aiding a known gang leader to lord over the Baltimore City Detention Center. Thirteen of the officers were women, and Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon “Bulldog” White reportedly impregnated four of them reports the Baltimore Sun.

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of several corruption charges in federal court Monday (March 11) morning. While on trial for the past five months, Kilpatrick was the centerpiece of a scandal that highlighted a staggering abuse of power.

Jesse Jackson Jr. may have admitted wrongdoing but his fellow former political brethren refuses to fess up to his own set of charges. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty to several charges today, including allegedly taking bribes, and corruption.

Kwame Kilpatrick has chosen not to come to his own defense. The former mayor of Detroit decided not to testify during his corruption trial, Wednesday (Feb. 6). After “thoroughly” discussing the matter with his attorney, Kilpatrick opted to keep quiet. “I’m choosing not to testify,” he told U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.  

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, will be spending his weekend in custody for parole violations. Kilpatrick was slapped with 14 violations Thursday (Jan. 24) and must report to the Detroit Reentry Center this afternoon, after going to proceedings on separate charges of corruption.