CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2007 |
Charles Louis Moore, 80, a former district attorney of Santa Cruz County whose political career was brought to a halt by a bribery scandal in the 1950s, died Dec. 9 in Monterey, according to the Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove. In 1954, the 27-year-old Moore became the youngest district attorney in California when he was elected on a platform of cleaning up gambling and corruption.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2007 |
Eight years after the Rampart police scandal erupted, several key Los Angeles city officials are fighting a proposed settlement for a final batch of lawsuits that could push the city's total bill for the corruption episode well beyond $100 million. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office and the City Council's budget committee oppose a $16.
August 22, 2007 |
A federal appellate court Tuesday upheld the fraud and corruption conviction of George H. Ryan, a legal blow that puts the former Illinois governor one step closer to serving the 6 1/2 -year prison sentence for his role in a widespread corruption scandal. While his attorneys scrambled to file motions to appeal the 2-1 decision by the U.S.
September 14, 2006 |
The president faces allegations of sexual harassment. A former Cabinet minister who once oversaw the nation's police is awaiting trial on bribery and fraud charges. And Israel's top government watchdog has recommended a criminal investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over possible cronyism in past hiring.
January 9, 2006 |
Moving to distance themselves from a growing corruption scandal, House GOP leaders Sunday chose Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) to lead a crash effort to draw up legislation aimed at curbing the influence of lobbyists. Dreier, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, flew back to Washington from California after House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) asked him to take on the high-profile assignment.
December 22, 2005 |
Jack Abramoff is hardly a household name outside the nation's capital. But in Washington's corridors of power, his name is spreading waves of anxiety about a possible political corruption scandal that could tarnish members of Congress, their aides and Capitol Hill lobbyists. Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who is the subject of a federal influence-peddling investigation, is considering a deal to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, according to sources familiar with the probe.
November 29, 2005 |
With his party tainted by a corruption scandal, Prime Minister Paul Martin lost a confidence vote in Parliament on Monday, and the government said Canadians would have to head to the polls for a new election in January. Martin is expected to set the election for Jan. 23 after visiting Governor-General Michaelle Jean, the country's constitutional head of state, this morning to request that Parliament be dissolved. It will be the second election in less than two years.
September 15, 2005 |
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, living in self-exile in Japan, has been granted a Peruvian passport. Fujimori's passport expired after he fled to Japan in 2000 as his government crumbled amid a corruption scandal. Peru's Congress has since banned him from public office until 2010, but Fujimori has pledged to return to run in the April election. Peruvian prosecutors have also petitioned Japan to extradite Fujimori to face 22 criminal charges.
April 22, 2005 |
In a televised address, Prime Minister Paul Martin apologized to Canadians in connection with a corruption scandal that has shaken his Liberal Party. Martin pledged to call an election within a month after an investigation is completed, which is expected by Dec. 15. Martin has not been implicated in the scandal.