CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007 |
SAN DIEGO -- Defense contractor Brent Wilkes emphatically denied Friday bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham as he took the stand in his trial, which had been suspended while wildfires ravaged Southern California. Wilkes' attorney, Mark Geragos, surprised prosecutors by calling Wilkes on the first day of trial in a week. The lawyer had not warned them he would be calling his client and had not hinted in earlier hearings that Wilkes would testify. "Did you ever bribe him?"
September 19, 2007 |
Thirteen House members plan to fight subpoenas issued to them in the federal trial of a defense contractor accused of bribing jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe). An aide to Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), one of the subpoena recipients, said the House counsel believes that the lawmakers are unlikely to be required to testify and that the subpoenas are "merely a shotgun, grandstanding legal tactic."
July 16, 2007 |
An internal investigation that the House Intelligence Committee has refused to make public portrays the panel as embarrassingly entangled in the Randy "Duke" Cunningham bribery scandal. The report, a declassified version of which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, describes the committee as a dysfunctional entity that served as a crossroads for almost every major figure in the ongoing criminal probe by the Justice Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2007 |
A federal appeals court said Friday that it would hear arguments on whether to unseal records of secret court proceedings linked to the government's bribery case against associates of jailed former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. The 9th District Court of Appeals entered the case of New York financier Thomas Kontogiannis, who pleaded guilty in closed court in February to illegally helping finance the congressman's purchase of a $2.5-million Rancho Santa Fe mansion.
January 13, 2007 |
With disgraced ex-California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham eligible to collect a congressional pension from behind bars, the Senate on Friday voted to deny taxpayer-funded retirement benefits to lawmakers convicted in the future of serious ethics offenses.
October 18, 2006 |
In addition to the other corrupt dealings that forced his resignation from Congress, former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham used his position on the House Intelligence Committee to steer more than $70 million in federal funds to companies run by cronies, according to a new report by the House panel. The document expands the scope of the Cunningham bribery scandal to one of the most sensitive committee assignments in Congress.