New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez had a cozy relationship with his ophthalmologist, but did not have the vision to see that what he was abusing the powers of his office.
Protests were far from peaceful in Ferguson after the grand jury’s decision to not indict the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s shooting.
By Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry, indicted last month on charges related to his veto threat of money for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, have filed another request for a judge to throw out the case. The motion to dismiss the indictment filed Monday makes many of […]
Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. Well, meet that ham sandwich! Here in my burg of Austin, Texas, a grand jury has just indicted Gov. Rick “Rooti-Toot-Toot” Perry, a real ham — only not as smart. He’s charged with official abuse of […]
By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Government prosecutors got their first chance to cross-examine former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday, suggesting that his dire need for cash was the driving force behind his questionable relationship with a local millionaire. McDonnell has insisted that his financial problems have been overstated, testifying […]
By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times It’s been nearly three years since Rick Perry stood on a debate stage in Michigan and fumbled fruitlessly for the name of the third federal agency he vowed to eliminate as president. Since then, the Texas governor has worked assiduously to restore his once-platinum political reputation — the Republican […]
By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury Friday, accused of two felony counts of abusing his power by eliminating funds for the state’s ethics watchdog. The byzantine case involves the drunken-driving conviction of a Democratic prosecutor, deep-seated partisan tensions and a test of Perry’s powers […]
By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — A federal grand jury indicted 29 suspects, including California state Senator Leland Yee, with a wide range of crimes, including firearms trafficking and public corruption, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Friday. Yee, a Democrat who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County, and other […]
Less than two weeks after leaving office, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen were indicted Tuesday on 14 felony charges related to the Star Scientific scandal that clouded the latter stages of his governorship. The indictment, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia, accuses the governor and […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Clemens, one of the most imposing and accomplished pitchers in baseball history, is going on trial Wednesday to fight allegations that he used drugs to enhance his power on the mound. Like other players who have been indicted in baseball’s steroids era, Clemens has not been charged with drug crimes but […]