Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat, was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges and accused of taking bribes after an FBI sting. Cannon is accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. Show More Summary
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A city spokesman says Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has resigned effective immediately just hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and bribery.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wednesday of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will announce charges on Friday in a political corruption investigation involving a California state senator accused of taking bribes, a law enforcement source told Reuters.
A cadre of Baltimore corrections officers reportedly worked with members of a notorious prison gang to peddle drugs, phones and sex inside the city's jail, CNN reports.
The case a Chinese reporter accused of taking bribes to publish fabricated stories about one of the country's top construction-equipment manufacturers took a dramatic turn over the weekend after his newspaper apologized for supporting him.
``Documents filed with the indictment indicated the government seized Lauricella's Chevrolet Suburban on grounds it had been purchased with criminal proceeds and intended to try to take away his home. Plea agreements filed by three other...Show More Summary
A Bank of America Corp. employee assigned to deal with delinquent mortgages has been arrested on federal charges of accepting more than $1 million in bribes to allow homes to be sold far below their market value.
For Vincent Tabone, a New York City Republican leader embroiled in a labyrinthine bribery scandal, it may not be the most propitious moment to solicit legal business. But he’s giving it a shot anyway.
Dan Halloran, you saucy minx. The disgraced city council pagan was arrested last week for allegedly taking bribes to get State Senator Malcolm Smith on the Republican mayoral ticket, but don't worry, his office explicitly told us this:...Show More Summary
Democratic New York Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was arrested today on federal corruption charges. “Stevenson is accused of taking bribes in exchange for official acts, which included drafting, proposing, and agreeing to enact legislation that would benefit the co-defendants’ businesses,” the release announcing the press conference declared. Show More Summary
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office "announced yet another New York State elected official, Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, has been arrested and accused of taking bribes," the New York Observer reports. "Earlier this week, New York's...Show More Summary
An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of taking bribes in exchange for allowing an inmate -- who was later convicted of murder -- to secretly have sex while in custody and to smuggle contraband into...
Brazil: At least sixty-one police officers were arrested in Rio de Janeiro state and accused of taking bribes from drug traffickers in exchange for turning a blind eye to illicit activity. Latin America: Venezuela and Haiti are tiedShow More Summary
The Judicial Qualifications Commission remains unfortunately busy. Today’s episode is from Camden County: On Friday, the state Judicial Qualifications Commission accused (Camden County Probate Judge Shirley) Wise of ethics violations that include taking kickbacks, bribery and channeling marriages she is sworn to perform to local businesses instead. Show More Summary
A Cook County inspector was arrested for taking a bribe. You're surprised? You must be new here. [ more › ]
A Chicago lawmaker facing federal bribery charges delivered his first testimony to House investigators today, saying he intends to clear his name in court and keep his job.
Federal officials have placed two former and two current Transportation Security Administration screeners under arrest for allegedly taking part in a scheme to let large amounts of marijuana and narcotics pass through X-ray machines in security checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport. The federal indictment describes five instances in which the screeners took bribes of [...]
Top stories include: Charles Taylor, the former leader of Liberia is convicted of war crimes; TSA agents working security lines at Los Angeles International Airport are accused of accepting bribes from drug couriers to overlook contraband.
While the TSA blog loves to brag about all the weapons the agency's screeners have taken off travelers, this news probably won't be posted with pride on the kitchenette bulletin board at TSA HQ. Last night and this morning, authorities...Show More Summary