For the first time in 15 years, this year an ousted Illinois governor left office without handcuffs. Alas the state — and more specifically, Chicago — found a new way to remain on the corruption-related newsfeed.… Continue Reading
A campaign manager was arrested Thursday and accused of paying for votes in the November 2012 school board election in Donna, Texas.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S.… Continue Reading
Bank of America is paying $16.65 billion to settle fraud claims by federal and state enforcement agencies and regulators that relate back to the financial crisis of 2008. It’s “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history,” the DOJ said Thursday.… Continue Reading
A study by Indiana University and the City University of Hong Kong has ranked the U.S. states from least to most corrupt, with Mississippi scoring worst and Oregon as best.… Continue Reading
Last month’s post about graft convictions of four consecutive mayors of two neighboring South Korean cities reminded us of hijinks a lot closer to home.
That’s right, the home states of our two presidential candidates, Illinois and Massachusetts.… Continue Reading
It perennially runs neck-and-neck with Louisiana as the country’s most corrupt state. But last week Illinois took a big step toward coming clean. It launched a website that makes it easy for anyone to report corruption in state and local government — and get paid to do it.… Continue Reading