Thursday, December 9, 2021

Corruption

Georgia district attorney pleads guilty to bribery, influencing witnesses

A Georgia district attorney pleaded guilty Monday to charges of influencing witnesses and bribery, and also agreed to resign, the Associated Press reported. Mark Jones, formerly of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, was accused of trying to influence a police officer's...

Attorneys for ex-LA Councilman Jose Huizar ask for suppression of seized emails

Attorneys for Jose Huizar filed papers on Monday, Nov. 15, arguing that more than three years of personal emails held by the government as proposed evidence in the bribery case against the ex-Los Angeles city councilman should be suppressed...

Union boss John Dougherty, City Councilmember Bobby Henon found guilty in corruption trial

Union boss John Dougherty and Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon were both found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of honest services wire fraud in their federal corruption trial. In all, Dougherty was found guilty of eight of 11 charges...

Penitas city manager pleads guilty to bribery, bankruptcy fraud

Peñitas City Manager Omar Romero pleaded guilty to bribery and bankruptcy fraud on Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Romero faces up to five years in federal prison on each count of conviction. Romero admitted that in...

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler sentenced to 1 year in prison for bribery

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler on Wednesday was sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to accepting $5,000 from a contractor who had received city contracts. “I stand before you so ashamed, sorry and absolutely scared to...

Dallas real estate developer Ruel Hamilton gets 8 years in prison for bribery

A judge sentenced Dallas real estate developer Ruel Hamilton on Tuesday to eight years in federal prison for bribing two former Dallas City Council members, authorities say. Hamilton, who was convicted in June of conspiracy and bribery, will report to prison...

UAW local official charged with embezzling $2million from the union

An official at a suburban Detroit branch of the United Auto Workers took $2 million from the union and spent it on cars, guns, luxury clothing, and gambling, federal investigators said Wednesday. Tim Edmunds, secretary-treasurer of UAW Local 412, was...

Nigeria’s ex-pension boss Maina found guilty of money laundering charges

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday found Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reformed Task Team guilty of money laundering. In a judgement being delivered by Justice Okon Abang, the court held that the prosecutor,...

Former Newark cop jailed for accepting bribes from brothel owner

A former police officer who solicited and accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from a brothel owner in exchange for protecting them from law enforcement has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Julio Rivera,...

Bangladesh’s ex-chief justice gets 11 years in jail for corruption

Bangladesh’s former chief justice has been sentenced in absentia to 11 years in jail for corruption in a case that opposition groups and supporters say is politically motivated. Surendra Kumar Sinha, 70, headed the Supreme Court when it ruled in...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...