Top advisers to the billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer helped run a green group, financed in part by Steyer himself, that is at the center of a corruption scandal that could force the Democratic governor of Oregon to resign.
A government contractor that has received more than $2.5 billion for humanitarian and infrastructure work in Iraq and Afghanistan has been suspended from receiving federal funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) due to “serious misconduct.”
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.