Brazil’s World Cup stadium will cost $900 million in public funds due to allegedly fraudulent billing, the Associated Press reports.
William Beavers, a Democrat former Cook County Commissioner, was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday for failing to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars he took out his campaign fund and used for gambling and personal expenses, according to the Chicago Tribune.
So, to recap, here are the big stories over the last couple of weeks: Per the New York Times, the Department of Justice handed out billions of dollars in settlements to Democratic client groups after Democratic political appointees pressured career attorneys to drop their objections; Per the Associated Press, the IRS targeted conservative organizations for …
Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) member and Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent, as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that netted six New York state politicians.
The Trinidad neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., despite its high crime rate, is seeing a resurgence of pioneering culinary ventures. The latest entry into its food and beverage market is a Pepsi machine charging $3 for malt liquor, DCist reports:
State Rep. Connie Howard, a Chicago Democrat who endorsed Barack Obama in February, resigned early this month as prosecutors investigate alleged corruption in the AIDS awareness group Howard cofounded.
Washington, D.C. councilmen have joined the chorus of residents calling for Mayor Vincent Gray’s head.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has allegedly deposited nearly $13 million in U.S. taxpayer aid into a secret bank account, and routinely uses his political connections to profit from the stagnant peace process, according to testimony presented to Congress Tuesday by several Middle East experts.
The House Ethics Committee will decide Monday whether to launch a full investigation into alleged ethics violations by Rep. Shelley Berkley (D., Nev.), who is accused of advocating for a matter in which she had a personal financial interest.
Tennessee real estate mogul Franklin Haney’s $1 million donation to President Obama’s re-election Super PAC may draw increased scrutiny to Obama’s fundraising efforts, considering Haney’s well-documented record of scandals, fines, and indictments.