- Guatemala court revives study on ending president's immunity Updated: Jul-01-15 11:44 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's constitutional court on Wednesday revived a process that could strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity from prosecution amid growing corruption scandals.
- Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills Updated: Jul-01-15 10:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has signed the last of three ethics-related bills she requested after Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid an influence-peddling scandal.
- Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot Updated: Jul-01-15 8:38 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.
- Brother of indicted former Senate leader retiring as judge Updated: Jul-01-15 4:23 pm
MINEOLA, New York - The brother of state Sen. Dean Skelos is retiring as a judge.
- Sept. hearing set on ethics charges against Marmet mayor Updated: Jul-01-15 9:21 am
MARMET, West Virginia - The West Virginia Ethics Commission has scheduled a Sept. 29 hearing on ethics charges against the mayor of Marmet.
- Justices won't hear ex-Rep. Rick Renzi appeal of conviction Updated: Jun-29-15 9:47 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi seeking a new trial after his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.
- Ex-American Samoa government official sentenced for bribery Updated: Jun-26-15 9:31 pm
HONOLULU - A federal judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former American Samoa government official to nearly two years in prison for wire fraud and bribery.
- Former Illinois US Rep. Mel Reynolds indicted on tax charges Updated: Jun-26-15 4:15 pm
CHICAGO - A former U.S. congressman from Illinois who has been in legal trouble before is in legal trouble again - this time for allegedly not filing required federal tax returns for consecutive years.
- Former lawmaker testifies during federal corruption trial Updated: Jun-25-15 7:50 pm
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - A former Democratic state lawmaker who owns coal mines and helped regulate the coal industry on the House Natural Resources Committee told a federal jury Thursday that it was "awkward" when a state mine inspector assigned to his mines asked him for money.
- Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97 Updated: Jun-25-15 2:33 pm
NEW YORK - Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97.
- Hurricane skate park closed; mayor cites vandalism, crime Updated: Jun-25-15 10:53 am
HURRICANE, West Virginia - The City of Hurricane's skate park has been torn down.
- Federal judge steps out of case against Rep. Joe Armstrong Updated: Jun-25-15 10:40 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan has recused himself from the tax fraud conspiracy case against state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville.
- Norman city attorney says mayor broke ethics guidelines Updated: Jun-24-15 11:01 am
NORMAN, Oklahoma - The city attorney in Norman says Mayor Cindy Rosenthal violated ethics guidelines she helped write when she agreed to put her name and title on a flier touting a fundraising event for a candidate in this weekend's Cherokee Nation election.
- Lawmakers' calendars list meetings with undercover agents Updated: Jun-23-15 8:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The appointment books of two disgraced state lawmakers appear to corroborate allegations that they met with undercover FBI agents at steakhouses and a lobbyist's office, according to documents released Tuesday by the California Legislature.
- Audit: Attorney general's office needs more accountability Updated: Jun-23-15 7:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - As two former Utah attorneys general face charges of accepting improper gifts and other charges, Utah's top law enforcement office needs to be more transparent and offer whistleblower employees a way to anonymously report office wrongdoing, according to a report released Tuesday.
- Former E. Idaho sheriff sentenced to 30 days in jail Updated: Jun-22-15 11:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says a former eastern Idaho sheriff convicted of misusing public funds in a case involving a county-paid cell phone has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,500 in fines.
- Ethics panel to continue probe of 2013 Azerbaijan trip Updated: Jun-22-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is continuing an investigation of nine members of Congress who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.
- Loophole sinks ethics reforms vetoed by Texas Gov. Abbott Updated: Jun-20-15 8:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott dealt a final blow Saturday to his own pledges to tighten Texas' loose ethics rules, vetoing two reform bills poisoned by a last-minute rider that would have given lawmakers cover to hide their spouses' financial dealings.
- Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.
- As budget showdown looms, corruption probe quietly ends Updated: Jun-20-15 10:53 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - As Pennsylvania lawmakers brace for the annual clash over how to spend billions of taxpayer dollars, the final chapter in a starker government drama is quietly playing out in the state prison system.
- Feds asking for up to 2 ½ years in prison for Michael Grimm Updated: Jun-19-15 8:25 pm
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors are asking that disgraced former congressman Michael Grimm be sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
- Ex-Mexican governor accused in Texas money laundering case Updated: Jun-19-15 5:35 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas has been charged with money laundering in Texas, according to an unsealed federal indictment.
- Ex-mayor shouldn't have to pay legal fees in receivership Updated: Jun-19-15 12:50 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Supreme Court says the disgraced former mayor of Central Falls should not have to pay legal fees from the city's receivership case.
- Guatemalan court brakes effort to strip president's immunity Updated: Jun-18-15 11:08 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's constitutional court on Thursday temporarily blocked an effort to strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity as corruption investigations advance.
- Former Rep. Fagan settles ethics violations complaint Updated: Jun-18-15 6:29 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Former Rep. Susan Fagan has agreed to settle a complaint with the Legislative Ethics Board on allegations that she falsified travel expense forms.