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McClatchy – Whistleblower details bribes, fraud in Afghanistan

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

From McClatchy Washington Bureau:

Whistleblower details bribes, fraud in Afghanistan

A corporate whistleblower whose evidence of fraud led to one of the largest fines ever against a war-zone contractor said that he was ordered to facilitate bribes, keep information from government auditors and inflate overhead rates. Former Louis Berger Group employee Harold Salomon outlined what he saw of the contractor’s business practices in his first interview since the case was settled earlier this month.

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ProPublica – The New Democrats: The Coalition Pharma and Wall Street Love

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

From ProPublica:

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The New Democrats: The Coalition Pharma and Wall Street Love

by Sebastian Jones and Marcus Stern

When the Democrats took control of Congress they promised a new era that would end the excesses of what they labeled a Republican “culture of corruption.” Today, many of the same techniques and tactics are still in use, this time by Democrats.

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Cops Beat Man For Taking Out A Camera After Witnessing Bogus Traffic Stop

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment
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Sahil Kapur – 72 Hill staffers traded stocks in companies their bosses oversee

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

From The Raw Story:

72 Hill staffers traded stocks in companies their bosses oversee: WSJ

By Sahil Kapur
Monday, October 11th, 2010 — 1:03 pm

The perception among many Americans is that there’s no shortage of corruption in Washington or on Wall Street, and a new report finds possibly unseemly activities between dozens of Capitol Hill staffers and the businesses their offices tasked with keeping honest.

At least seventy-two Congressional staffers traded stock shares of companies their bosses were involved with overseeing and writing laws for in 2008 and 2009, a Wall Street Journal investigation found Monday.

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Joe Arpaio’s Corruption

September 25, 2010 Leave a comment
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Legal Schnauzer – Stench Becomes Overwhelming in U.S. Justice System

September 13, 2010 Leave a comment

From the Legal Schnauzer:

Stench Becomes Overwhelming in U.S. Justice System

We long have described Alabama as “Ground Zero” for Bush-era corruption in the U.S. justice system, with Mississippi a close second.

But we now know that the rot did not end when George W. Bush left office, and it certainly is not limited to the Deep South. In fact, recent reporting from Andrew Kreig of the Justice Integrity Project tells us that decay is present in two states–New Jersey and Minnesota–that we long have considered relatively progressive.

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