J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic billionaire currently running for governor of Illinois, sought an appointment to public office in 2008 from then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D.), according to conversations captured by secret FBI wiretaps.
Prosecutors wrapped up their closing arguments Monday in the tax evasion and fraud trial of former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) by telling jurors the evidence overwhelmingly shows that Brown used her ‘charitable organization’ to illegally benefit herself and staffers.
After an emotional hour of questioning, and at least one break for the defendant to recover from crying, former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) finished testifying in her federal trial for corruption on Friday.
The campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year.
A government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation of Rep. Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) for maxing out the congressional salary of his longtime girlfriend for five straight years.
Philadelphia’s top prosecutor, Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams, was charged Tuesday with taking more than $160,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips, and cash, often in exchange for official favors.
The trial for Salomon Melgen, the prominent Florida eye doctor who was connected to Sen. Bob Menedez’s (D., N.J.) alleged corruption, began on Thursday to consider charges that he defrauded Medicare and deceived patients.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Monday to drawing the attention of city agencies to certain issues on behalf of community members who need help with business.