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Stories with subject: Political corruption
  • House committee to investigate charges vs Sec of State Duran story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:02 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The speaker of New Mexico's House of Representatives said Wednesday that he has created a special committee to investigate charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

  • Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 6:44 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.

  • Ex-lawmaker released from jail, must wear ankle monitor 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:18 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Oklahoma lawmaker who spent several months locked up after being convicted on a bribery charge has returned home but must wear an ankle monitor.

  • St. Bernard president pleads not guilty in corruption case 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 3:57 pm

    CHALMETTE, Louisiana - St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has pleaded not guilty to 22 criminal charges in Chalmette.

  • Lincoln City council files ethics complaint against mayor 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:42 am

    SALEM, Oregon - An ethics complaint filed against Lincoln City Mayor Donald Williams accuses him of advocating the repeal of a rule that hurt him financially.

  • 14 seek seat of former Ohio lawmaker convicted of theft 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 4:19 am

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Fourteen people are seeking the Ohio House of Representatives seat vacated when a former lawmaker was convicted of a felony theft charge.

  • Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:04 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.

  • White House staffer indicted on assault and other charges 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:45 pm

    UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland - Prosecutors say a White House staffer has been indicted on assault and other charges following a dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at her home.

  • Prosecutors' web posts at issue again in politician's appeal 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:01 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a former Louisiana legislator convicted of corruption in 2011 told a federal appeals court Tuesday that she should get a new trial because a former prosecutor's then-anonymous online postings tainted the judicial process.

  • Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:13 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it and detained six company officials, state media reported.

  • Ex-NY Congressman Grimm asks to delay prison for surgery 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:47 am

    NEW YORK - Former New York Congressman Michael Grimm is asking a judge to delay the start of his prison sentence for about two weeks so he can have surgery.

  • Hartselle mayor to step down over cheating website 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:34 am

    HARTSELLE, Alabama - The mayor of Hartselle will resign effective Dec. 1, a decision announced after city officials scheduled a meeting to discuss whether he had used the adultery website Ashley Madison.

  • Afghan president calls for 'holy war' against corruption 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:28 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's president called for a "holy war" against corruption Tuesday, one of the major problems facing his war-torn country as he tries to improve its economy and create jobs.

  • The Latest: Courser rips 'doctored' report, says he's target 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:35 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The latest on the release of a report describing misconduct by two Michigan lawmakers who had an affair (all times local):

  • From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:19 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office.

  • Conviction keeps Albany ex-commissioner out of mayor's race 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:17 pm

    ALBANY, Georgia - A former Albany city commissioner says he's been forced to give up on running for mayor because of a decade-old criminal conviction.

  • Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:23 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Several Missouri lobbyists likely broke state laws requiring that they name the lawmakers they buy meals for when they first reported a steakhouse dinner at a conservative legislative policy meeting, according to a report by the state's ethics panel.

  • Ohio governor appoints replacement for convicted judge 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:56 am

    ELYRIA, Ohio - The governor has appointed a replacement for a northeast Ohio judge who was convicted on charges of tampering with records and falsification.

  • Northwestern Indiana mayor facing trial on fraud charges 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:08 pm

    HAMMOND, Indiana - The mayor of a northwestern Indiana city is set to go to trial over federal charges alleging that he and his wife took more than $20,000 from his campaign account in order to cover casino gambling losses.

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:44 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:36 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are prevailing in their yearlong fight to access the emails of a once-powerful Republican consultant from Google Inc.

  • Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:57 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with an angry rival who controls the possibility of impeachment proceedings against her.

  • Judge won't toss charges in Chinatown racketeering case story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out a racketeering case against a man arrested in a money laundering and corruption probe centered in San Francisco's Chinatown that also led to charges against a California state senator.

  • Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:00 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.

  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.