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Los Angeles City councilman faces 34-count indictment in corruption probe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 34-count indictment against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar as part of an ongoing corruption investigation, CBS Los Angeles reports. Huizar, 51, has been accused of leading a criminal enterprise where......
Cleveland Scene

Householder and Posse of Racketeers Indicted by Federal Grand Jury, Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

click to enlarge A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and five others in connection with what U.S. Attorney David DeVillers has called the largest racketeering scandal in the state of Ohio’s history. As an affidavit laid out earlier this month, the criminal conspiracy involved more than......
Cleveland Scene

Terrence Upchurch Will Donate FirstEnergy Contributions to Charity, Vows to Support Repeal of HB6

OhioHouse.Gov Rep. Upchurch In a letter to constituents Wednesday, FirstEnergy State Rep. Terrence Upchurch justified his prior support for the corrupt HB 6 and vowed to donate his contributions from the Akron-based energy giant to charity. Among the nine Democratic state representatives with constituents in Cuyahoga County, Upchurch was the......

Pritzker: Illinois speaker ‘must resign’ if corruption allegations true

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Federal prosecutors said electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Madigan. They say the company has admitted that from 2011 to 2019 it arranged for......

‘Historic corruption’: 2 Republican senators denounce Trump’s commutation of Stone

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In a statement, Toomey (R-Pa.) noted that the president “clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes,” but said commuting Stone’s sentence was a “mistake” due in part to the severity of the charges against......
Detroit News

Howes: Summer shutdown delivers high drama in UAW corruption, GM RICO suit

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Leaders of the Detroit-based auto industry are supposed to be on vacation this week. Instead, the heads of two automakers and the United Auto Workers are preparing for separate high-stakes meetings with federal officials that could reshape the contours......

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