Tag: corruption

Local Newspaper Puts Brakes on Farenthold’s Revolving Door

The Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas) filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the Calhoun Port Authority broke the Texas open meetings law in hiring former Congressman Blake Farenthold as a lobbyist, err “legislative liaison”. The suit comes almost two weeks after a public meeting in which port authority’s executive director and board members discussed Farenthold’s hiring.…

Law Firm Leaks Millions Of Tax Evasion Papers [VIDEO]

Eleven million documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveal how it has helped its high-power clients move money offshore and dodge taxes. The documents show connections to 72 current or former heads of state, including some dictators who are accused of looting their own countries. The company alleges that it has operated…

Blackwater Boss ‘Probed for Corruption’

Founder of former mercenary firm Blackwater and ex-Navy SEAL Erik Prince is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for alleged money laundering and attempting to broker military services to foreign governments. The Intercept reported Thursday that “multiple sources” confirmed the investigation, which is said to have begun as a probe into Prince’s alleged…

Brazil Ex-President Lula Arrested Over Corruption Charges [VIDEO]

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been detained as part of a huge fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras. The former president’s house was raided by federal police agents and he was brought in for questioning. Lula, who left office in 2011, has denied allegations of corruption. The long-running inquiry,…

New Round of Arrests in FIFA Scandal [VIDEO]

Swiss authorities carried out a new round of pre-dawn arrests Thursday in connection to the U.S.-led investigation into corruption allegations within FIFA, soccer’s world governing body. More than a dozen people were expected to be charged with racketeering, money laundering, and fraud in the latest series, law-enforcement officials said. Some of the arrests occurred at…

FIFA: Germany Sent Saudi Arabia Weapons in Exchange for Support

The latest in the widening Fifa corruption scandal is unbelievable. Germany is reported to have sent Saudi Arabia weapons in exchange for support of their bid to host the 2006 World Cup. Germany reportedly sent Saudia Arabia a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades in exchange for support of their bid to host the 2006 World Cup.…

John Oliver: The Corrupt FIFA Organization & The World Cup

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on FIFA and the World Cup on the show almost a year before the corruption scandal broke last night. John Oliver’s excitement for the World Cup was tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with the upcoming tournament and the…

[VIDEO] Money in Politics – GOP & Megyn Kelly Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart smacks down Megyn Kelly for hypocrisy over GOP corruption Jon Stewart exposes the GOP Hypocrisy in his segment: Friends with Benefactors EXCELLENT! Hillary Clinton comes under fire for a foreign donations corruption scandal, despite pervasive campaign finance deregulation and obscene political spending within the U.S.

FBI Gave Decades of Flawed Testimony Incl. Death Penalty Cases [VIDEO]

The FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades. The Justice Department and FBI have acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Of 28 examiners with the FBI…

Mexico’s President New Steps Against Crime, Corruption [VIDEO]

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday announced a series of measures to stem the infiltration of organized crime into municipalities and city halls around the country following the wave of protests over the disappearance of 43 teaching students two months ago in the southern state of Guerrero. In a national address, Peña Nieto revealed…

State Sen. Leland Yee indicted on arms trafficking, corruption charges

Before he was arrested and indicted on numerous federal charges Wednesday, including allegations of gun running, State Sen. Leland Yee was a major advocate for gun control and pushed to ban a device called a “bullet button.” In 2012, KPIX 5 reported on what gun control advocates called a huge loophole in California’s ban on…

Former New Orleans mayor found guilty of corruption

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption charges, including taking bribes while in office. Prosecutors in the federal corruption case alleged Nagin took bribes worth more than $500,000 through various criminal acts, starting before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and continuing through the storm’s recovery, according to nola

Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case

Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his city through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy. “They’re hurting,” Mr. Kilpatrick said. “A great deal of that hurt I accept full responsibility…