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Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Indicted on Racketeering, Bribery Charges
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Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Indicted on Racketeering, Bribery Charges
2022-03-03 16:59:55
by Reece Nations

CHICAGO — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was indicted on federal charges Wednesday alleging he was involved in a racketeering conspiracy. Madigan served as speaker from 1983 to 2021 and also held numerous other government positions, including representative of... Read More

Justice
Ohio Utility Settles for $230 Million After Bribing State Officials
2021-07-23 20:17:28
by Tom Ramstack

Electric utility company FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to settle a Justice Department complaint Thursday by paying $230 million to avoid a federal wire fraud conspiracy charge. Company officials admitted they conspired with former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to pay millions... Read More

Sports
College Sports Faces Bribery Scandal After Conviction of Adidas Marketers
2021-01-25 17:23:00
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court in New York on Friday upheld the convictions of three Adidas shoe company executives for paying bribes to basketball recruits to direct them to specific universities. The bribes were to ensure the recruits signed with Adidas-sponsored schools.... Read More

Political News
US Probing Potential Bribery, Lobbying Scheme for Pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 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... Read More

Criminal Justice
Former Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Fix Primary Results
2020-05-22 19:45:13
by Dan McCue

A former elections judge in Philadelphia pleaded guilty to accepting cash and "other things of value" in return for tampering with the results of city primary elections over several years, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Domenick J. Demuro pleaded guilty... Read More

Law
North Carolina GOP Chair, Donor Charged in Bribery Scheme
2019-04-02 20:57:40
by Dan McCue

A federal grand jury has indicted the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and a major Republican campaign donor on conspiracy and bribery charges related to a bid to curry favor with the state's insurance commissioner. Robert Cannon "Robin"... Read More

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