Political Corruption

One judge, two guilty politicians: Dixon and Leopold
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(A brief sidebar: Corrupt politicians, let this be a lesson to you. Disgust over bodily fluids will trump mere pocketing of cash, at least in the minds of your former constituents. Unless, of course, you up the indelible-imagery ante by stuffing it …

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Radio-Canada political commentator resigns following corruption inquiry testimony
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Former Liberal cabinet minister Liza Frulla has stepped down from her position as a political commentator for Radio-Canada following allegations made at the Charbonneau commission that involved her husband's company, according to the broadcaster.

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Political Corruption
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UNITED STATES—Politics and corruption go hand and hand. I hate to say it, but a vast majority of individuals elected into political office find themselves involved in some sort of scandal at some point. The nation watched on Monday, March 11 as a …

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NRA's LaPierre slams Obama administration over gun proposals
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Proposed universal background checks of firearms purchases won’t stop gun violence, but would serve agendas of people “bent on destroying the Second Amendment,” a top National Rifle Association official told a conservative political conference on Friday.

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City Official Defends Contributions, Corruption Watchdog Slams Practice (3)
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Asked by uudised.err.ee whether paying extra fees to the party for the privilege of holding a high position would not politicize the offices, Merilai answered: “A department head is similar to a political figure. He is the person exercising political …

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US criticizes Nigeria's pardon of corrupt official
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LAGOS, Nigeria — The United States has criticized Nigeria for issuing a pardon to a former governor convicted of corruption who is a political confidant of the nation's president. In messages Friday on Twitter, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria said it was …

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“Pay to play” charges in Pa. Turnpike probe
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Eight people were indicted Wednesday on political corruption and "pay to play" charges. Joseph Brimmeier and Robert J. Mellow are accused of illegally soliciting political contributions and misusing turnpike funds. Political contributors were rewarded …

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