David Samson, the former New Jersey attorney general and head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty Thursday to bribery for pressuring United Airlines to operate a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina for his personal convenience.… Continue Reading
The owners of a tax preparation business that filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons were sentenced Friday to multi-year prison sentences.
Kamal J. James, a/k/a Bro Messiah Aziz El, 34, of Seaford, Delaware, and Crystal G.… Continue Reading
Effective ethics laws, in Virginia and elsewhere, depend on enforcement through prosecution, independent ethics review boards, ethics training, and transparency and openness in government. In other words, Virginia will have to do more than change a few gift laws currently under review.… Continue Reading
The State Integrity Project found that Virginia’s ethics laws are among the least effective of the states for deterring corruption. The analysis cited Virginia’s weak conflict of interest laws, and found that those laws essentially have no bite.… Continue Reading