Posts Tagged ‘bribery’

Former California cop pleads guilty to bribery

Image Credit: FCCED Accused of accepting at least $14,000 in bribes from a gang member to escort drug shipments, a former California police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of bribery. In mid-2018, Montebello Police Officer Rudolph Petersen had dinner with a gang member and drug dealer who offered to put […]

Compton City Councilman charged with bribery and fraud

Accused of rigging an election that he won by one vote, Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan was recently arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud and attempted bribery. Five other members of the alleged conspiracy have also been charged with rigging the election. Serving as a Compton city councilmember since 2013, Isaac Galvan […]

Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges

Image Credit: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune Accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors, a Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff were indicted Thursday on federal bribery charges. The chief of staff was also charged in a separate scheme to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at a discount. According to the indictment, […]

CHicagoland: Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges – Carrie Austin is now one of three sitting members of the City Council under federal indictment, along with Ed Burke and Patrick Daley Thompson.

Accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors, a Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff were indicted Thursday on federal bribery charges. The chief of staff was also charged in a separate scheme to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at a discount. According to the indictment, Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin and her […]

Chicago Lawmaker and Her Chief of Staff Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin (D) and her chief of staff on bribery charges on July 1 for allegedly scheming to get home improvements from contractors who were looking to receive the city’s help for a residential building project in Austin’s ward. Austin, 72, a five-term Chicago alderman, was charged with […]

A People’s Guide To The War Industry: Bribery And Propaganda

Congress does not exercise effective oversight of the military-industrial-congressional complex. The average congressperson is clueless about the intricacies of war, espionage, and peace. The average congressperson on Armed Services or Intelligence committees is more aware, but their views are carefully circumscribed by a capitalist imperative for profit and the information that armed bureaucracies selectively divvy out. War […]

Likud accused of ‘political bribery’ with new Arab affairs panel pushed by Ra’am

A key ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused uproar in the Knesset on Monday when he proposed the formation of a new Arab affairs committee, prompting accusations from the opposition that it was “political bribery” aimed at leading the Islamist Ra’am party to vote alongside the ruling Likud. According to the Kan public broadcaster, […]

EU climate change lobbyist’s $928,000 gift to the Trudeau Foundation was a bribery of a public official offence and a violation of the Canada Elections Act – prohibited gifts

Monetary gifts totalling $928,000 from Germany EU’s European Climate Foundation founder and government lobbyist McCall MacBain to 2015 Federal Election candidate Justin Trudeau remains the largest bribery of a Canadian public official offence in Canadian history.  The monetary gifts, $428,000 in 2015 (while Justin Trudeau was campaigning as a federal election candidate) & $500,000 in 2016 […]

As mask bribery scandal spreads in Merkel’s conservative bloc, another German politician resigns – reports

A Bavarian lawmaker has quit his party offices amid a probe into allegations he took bribes to arrange procurement contracts for face masks. He is the fourth politician connected to Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign this month. Alfred Sauter is a three-decade veteran of the Christian Social Union (CSU), a sister party of Merkel’s Christian […]

Lobbyist in $60 Million Ohio Bribery Probe Found Dead in Florida

Update: USA Today: Unlimited Dark Money Available Clark, who founded Columbus lobbying firm Grant Street Consultants, was accused last year of playing a key role in a $61 million scheme to elect Larry Householder to the House Speaker post and pass a bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants. Clark pleaded not guilty and denied wrongdoing. The […]

Former prison officials plead guilty to bribery scheme

Accused of smuggling drugs and other contraband into a federal prison, a former case manager and a correctional officer recently pleaded guilty to accepting bribes. Between March 2018 and March 2019, Stephen Taylor, then a case manager at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Petersburg in Prince George County, Virginia, received over $17,000 in Walmart-2-Walmart transfers from […]

Lawyer for Israeli magnate: Bribery trial ‘impossible’ due to witnesses’ absence

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The trial of diamond dealer Beny Steinmetz for alleged corruption linked to mining deals in Guinea is “impossible” owing to the absence of key witnesses, his lawyer argued Monday. French-Israeli magnate Steinmetz is on trial in Geneva, facing charges of bribery. On Monday’s final day of evidence, the 64-year-old’s lawyer, Marc […]

US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for White House pardon

The US Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Most of the information in the 18-page court order is redacted, including […]

Israeli mayor, a former Likud minister, investigated for rape and bribery

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Israel among few countries preventing foreign bribery, watchdog says

BERLIN, Germany — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked Israel as one of the top four countries in the world in enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, and said most other countries are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency International said only four of 47 countries — the United […]

House GOP Member Calls for Election Bribery Investigation of Billionaire Bloomberg

‘I believe there may be a criminal investigation already underway,’ Gaetz tells Sean Hannity By Charles Creitz | Fox News House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told “Hannity” Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching a bribery investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “I believe there […]

Netanyahu bribery trial resumes amid protests, judge delays witness phase until January

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bribery trial resumed on Sunday. However, the PM was not in attendance at the Jerusalem District Court hearing. His attorney Yossi Segev asked the court to delay proceedings because of Covid-19. “It’s hard to tell if a masked witness is telling the truth,” he said.  The PM Judge Rivkah Friedman […]

Miami Corrections Officer Charged in Teen’s Death Used Bribery System, Indictment Says

Elord Revolte was beaten to death by inmates at a Miami juvenile detention center on Aug. 30, 2015. Dangling rewards and special privileges before young inmates, an officer at Miami’s juvenile lockup masterminded an attack on another inmate who was beaten so severely that he died, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. As part […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Named In New Bribery Case

Benjamin Netanyahu has been named in court as the beneficiary of a PR scheme worth “up to a billion shekels”. The Israeli PM allegedly benefited from a deal  that was struck between his former media adviser Nir Hefetz and communications giant Bezeq for positive coverage in return for ₹1,800 crore as bribe. Police recommended Netanyahu […]

Wilfred Burchett, the CIA and an Attempted Bribery

On 6 February 1976, in his syndicated column in the New York Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jack Anderson revealed to his readers that “the CIA once tried to bribe the Communist World’s most famous newsman, Wilfred Burchett, into defecting to the U.S. for $100,000.” The attempted bribe happened in Korea in September 1953, during the […]

Georgia Police Sergeant Nathan VanBuren Convicted of Bribery and Fraud

A jury has convicted a former Cumming Police Sergeant of accepting bribes and computer fraud. Nathan VanBuren, 35, responded to a 911 call to a home where he arrested a citizen. In July and August of 2015, it was discovered that VanBuren had additional communications with the citizen he arrested. During those communications, VanBuren asked […]

FBI: Obama Threatened Whistleblower With Jail For Exposing Uranium Bribery

An FBI whistleblower who threatened to expose the Uranium One bribery scandal involving the Clinton Foundation was threatened by Obama with jail if he dared go public.  According to the FBI informant’s lawyer,  Victoria Toensing, her client was told that his liberty would be forsaken by the Obama administration if he didn’t drop a lawsuit against […]

Senate Launches Probe Into Russian Nuclear Bribery Case That Netted Clintons Millions

Source: Zero Hedge As the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they’re going to take a look into a shady Russian deal that handed Putin 20% of America’s uranium reserves, was […]

PROFIT at any cost: Big Pharma’s bribery and kickback schemes led to deaths of U.S. soldiers

(Natural News) The families of U.S. troops who have been killed or injured while fighting overseas in Iraq have filed a lawsuit against multiple U.S. and European pharmaceutical and medical supply companies after accusing the corporations of knowingly financing the Mahdi Army, an anti-American militia, through a series of bribes and kickbacks. The lawsuit, which […]

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Administration Approved Controversial Nuclear Deal with Moscow

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Administration Approved Controversial Nuclear Deal with Moscow October 17th, 2017 Via: The Hill: Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered […]

Netanyahu says ‘attempts to topple’ him will fail as leader suspected of fraud and bribery

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is a suspect in two corruption cases, has hit out at his critics in the opposition as well as his own party for conspiring to topple him “for many years,” local media reports. “They are trying to get me, attempting to topple the Right,” Netanyahu, the second-longest serving […]

Netanyahu says ‘attempts to topple’ him will fail as leader suspected of fraud & bribery – media

“They are trying to get me, attempting to topple the Right,” Netanyahu, the second-longest serving leader in Israeli history, told senior members of his coalition in private conversations, as cited by Kan, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.   “I have nothing to fear. I don’t think I have a problem,” he said. Mic blunder: Netanyahu ‘admits […]

Brazil President Temer faces impeachment calls as bribery accusations emerge

Prosecutors have reportedly been provided with recordings in which Joesley Batista, one of the two brothers who run the country’s biggest meat-packing company, JBS, tells President Temer he makes payments to the jailed politician Eduardo Cunha to keep him quiet over corruption allegations. Temer is reportedly heard replying, “You have to keep it going, OK?” […]

Denver Police Sued by Man Coerced Into Murder Confession at Age of Fourteen

When he was just fourteen years old Lawrence Lorenzo Montoya, was arrested on suspicion of having committed a murder. Initially, he continually insisted that he was innocent and other evidence also indicated that was the case. In spite of that, Denver detectives concealed the evidence that would exonerate him and eventually bullied and coerced him […]

Video Shows South Carolina Cops Perform Roadside Cavity Search

Dash-cam footage has emerged depicting South Carolina police officers performing a roadside cavity search on a man during a traffic stop. According to the Washington Post, Elijah Pontoon and Lakeye Hicks were pulled over in Aiken, South Carolina on October 2, 2014 in a newly purchased vehicle with temporary tags. Aiken Department of Public Safety Officer Chris Medlin is […]

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