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5 Signs FIFA Was Always Corrupt

Here are five reminders that we already knew FIFA was corrupt.

May 29, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
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Senator Robert Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption And Bribery Charges

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.

April 2, 2015

NYPD Officer To Face Charges In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man, Lawyer Says

A New York City police officer will face charges in the shooting of Akai Gurley.

February 10, 2015

Ferguson: Burned Buildings, 61 Arrests In Wake Of Grand Jury Decision

Protests were far from peaceful in Ferguson after the grand jury’s decision to not indict the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s shooting.

November 25, 2014

U.S. Man Indicted For Material Support To IS Group

The Department of Justice has indicted a Yemini-born U.S. citizen for providing material support to the Islamic State.

September 17, 2014

Rick Perry’s Lawyers File Second Request For Case Dismissal

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 […]

September 8, 2014

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

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 […]

August 27, 2014

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell Faces Cross-Examination At Trial

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 […]

August 26, 2014

Rick Perry Indicted

August 19, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry, Others Cry Partisan Foul Over Felony Indictment

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 […]

August 18, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted On Two Felony Counts In Funding Case

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 […]

August 16, 2014

Grand Jury Indicts California State Senator Leland Yee, 28 Others In Corruption Probe

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 […]

April 4, 2014
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Former Virginia Governor McDonnell Indicted In Gifts Scandal

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 […]

January 21, 2014

Clemens trial begins Wednesday with jury selection

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 […]

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