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.