Tag Archive for corruption

Hedrick: Ken Calvert’s shady land is an ‘embarrassment’

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Correction: Congressman Probed story October 19, 2009 — In an Oct. 17 story about an alleged improper sale of publicly owned land, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a newspaper said the FBI was investigating Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported the FBI had sought information on a lawsuit against an agency…

Carona Sentencing set for Monday

Disgraced, resigned, and convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona (the only former sheriff of Orange County without a portrait at the Sheriff’s Office) will learn his fate Monday when he is sentenced on his felony conviction of witness tampering.  The Orange County Register reports this morning that Carona and others like Mike Schroeder, ex-undersheriff Jo Ann…

Carona NOT GUILTY!!!

The Jury in the federal corruption trial for fromer OC Sheriff Mike Carona has found him not guilty on 5 of 6 charges. He was found guilty on one count of witness tampering. There will be a press conference at 1:00 PM. UPDATE: Statement by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens on the verdict in the trial of…

Illinois Governor Charged with Corruption

Developing Story: (CNN) — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in federal custody on corruption charges, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.  Rod Blagojevich is currently serving his second term as governor of Illinois. Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery, according…

Remember The Keating Five?

You should. We all should. Why? Well, how can we tell John McCain has learned his lessons from then? He said he was sorry for doing wealthy financier Charles Keating’s bidding in deregulating the savings & loans banks so he can make more millions. But what has McCain done since then to right his wrongs?…