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Jacksonville City Councilmembers fraud case – Who will flip first?

As court-appointed attorneys begin sifting through 25,000 pages of evidence against the two Jacksonville City Council members indicted on fraud and money laundering charges, legal experts say it's only a matter of time before one of them agrees to...

Ex-Perth City Council staffer sentenced to 22 months in bribery case

A former City of Perth employee has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for corruption and bribery. Brett Edward Kenny was charged three years ago after a Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) inquiry, but left the state and had...

Former Clinton Township trustee found guilty in corruption case

A jury has found a former Clinton Township trustee guilty on fourteen bribery charges in a “pay-to-play” public corruption case. Dean Reynolds was the first person indicted in what quickly became a slew of cases resulting from an FBI public corruption investigation...

Irvin Mayfield, Ronald Markham face new wire fraud, money laundering charges

The federal government has filed four new charges of wire fraud and money laundering against Grammy-winning New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and his longtime friend and business partner Ronald Markham, alleging they transferred an additional $140,000 from public library...

Martin Shain, energy consultant, pleads guilty in tax credit bribery scheme

A Seattle energy consultant pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and fraud charges in connection with a tax credit brokering scheme he masterminded with the help of an Oregon Department of Energy manager. Martin Shain pleaded guilty in U.S. District...

Former Arkansas senator jailed in fraud case

Former state senator Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution on wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering charges. Files pleaded guilty in January to wire...

Former Allen County sheriff Samuel Crish indicted for bribery

More than a year after former Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish resigned, he walked into a federal courtroom Monday handcuffed and escorted by U.S. Marshals. Mr. Crish, 54, formerly of Delphos, Ohio, pleaded not guilty to three counts of...

Ex-Detroit police officer sentenced to 2 years prison in bribery case

A former Detroit police officer is headed to prison for two years and two months after pleading guilty to extortion. Charles Wills, 53, admitted to accepting bribes from an auto collision shop in exchange for arranging stolen and abandoned vehicles recovered...

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