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.
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.
From The Raw Story:
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.
From Crooks and Liars:
September 24, 2010 05:30 PM
By David Neiwert
From the Legal Schnauzer:
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.