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  • White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in SC

    12/06/2014 4:52:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Meg Kinnard
    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A white former police chief here was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man after an argument, a case that instantly drew comparisons to the Ferguson shooting and the chokehold death in New York. The indictment of Richard Combs, the former chief and sole officer in the small town of Eutawville (YOO'-tah-vihl), was released Thursday. He faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted in the death of Bernard Bailey. Combs' lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police and the justice system to get...
  • Man indicted for threats to ‘rape, bomb and decapitate’ SIU students

    09/29/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/29/14 | Twitchy Staff
    J.M. Berger @intelwire Follow Developing: Chicago man indicted for threats to rape, bomb and decapitate students at University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale J.M. Berger @intelwire Follow Developing: Chicago man indicted for threats to rape, bomb and decapitate students at University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Why did 287,000-plus Californians vote for Leland Yee?

    06/04/2014 2:11:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6-3-14 | Joe Garofoli
    <p>One of the odder stats of Election Night: As of Wednesday morning, 287,590 Californians had cast ballots for indicted state Sen. Leland Yee for secretary of state. That’s good for nearly 10 percent of the vote.</p> <p>Never mind for a second that the San Francisco Democrat has been indicted on multiple federal money laundering and weapons charges. Yee DROPPED OUT of the race in March. Folks were voting for an indicted man who didn’t even want their votes.</p>
  • Northwest Indiana mayor, wife and stepdaughter indicted (party never mentioned)

    04/20/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/17/14 | Andy Grimm
    In the small town of Lake Station, Ind., the news that the mayor, his wife and stepdaughter have been indicted on federal corruption charges this week came as little surprise. Residents in Lake Station, one of many working-class towns that fringe the northwest Indiana industrial centers of Gary and Hammond, have seen FBI agents leaving the town hall several times in recent years. On Thursday, Keith Soderquist and his wife and personal secretary, Deborah, were in federal court in Hammond to face charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns, after allegedly using money from Soderquist’s campaign fund and...
  • Obama mistakenly said Snowden has been indicted

    12/21/2013 11:24:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama said at a press conference Friday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden “is under indictment.” But a senior law enforcement official said that Obama simply misspoke. Caitlin Hayden, the National Security Council spokeswoman at the White House, confirmed that "the president was referring to the unsealed criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Virginia," not an indictment.
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Former New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud (Updated)

    01/18/2013 10:34:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Kunzelman - AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. The charges announced Friday come from a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.
  • N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaign (will still host RAT convention)

    11/28/2011 4:13:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 11/28/11 | Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker
    N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaignPosted to: Crime News North Carolina By Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker The Associated Press November 28, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. - A Wake County grand jury on Monday indicted former campaign workers and a close family friend of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue as part of an investigation into undisclosed flights on private airplanes leading up to her 2008 election victory. Grand jurors handed up indictments in state court against former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard of Greensboro; Juleigh Sitton of Morganton, until recently the director of the governor's...
  • New Mexico woman indicted over immigrant driver licenses

    08/04/2011 7:57:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/11 | Dennis J. Carroll - Reuters
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque woman was indicted on Thursday on charges of creating fraudulent residency documents to help illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver's licenses. New Mexico is currently one of three states, including Utah and Washington, that allow undocumented immigrants to lawfully obtain driver's licenses if they can show proof of residency and identity. The grand jury indictment accuses Ana Hernandez, 45, of more than 300 felony counts over accusations she used her Albuquerque business address on documents she fraudulently created for Mexican nationals so they could obtain licenses. "This is yet another egregious case...
  • John Edwards, the man who would be president, instead philanderer and now criminal?

    06/03/2011 10:03:02 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 13 replies
    How the mighty have fallen. We read that somewhere. And right here in our midst an example: John Edwards, the lawyer who made a fortune playing a good guy fighting big bad guys. He wanted to be president and tried twice. He wanted to be a husband and father – then cheated on his wife even as she suffered from cancer and got his girl friend pregnant, then said it was someone else’s child. Whatta guy . . .
  • Breaking: Edwards indicted on conspiracy, false statement charges

    06/03/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | June 3,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As expected, the Department of Justice landed with both feet on former Senator and one-time Democratic nominee for Vice President John Edwards today. The DoJ released a grand jury indictment on six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, and one each of conspiracy and making false statements to the FEC: John Edwards, a two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, was indicted today on charges of conspiracy and false statements. The indictment is the culmination of a secretive federal probe that has been going on for more than two years. The...
  • Two Michigan Democrats Indicted For Election Fraud; Tried to Get Fake Tea Party Candidates on Ballot

    03/16/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    breitbart.tv ^ | March 16, 2011
    Detroit Free Press: Two top Oakland County Democrats were indicted today for forgery and perjury for taking a political plan too far, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “A scheme was devised by a party leader in Lansing to put people on the ballot on the Tea Party ticket,” Bouchard said. “It may not be ethical, but it’s not illegal. But some folks were placed on the ballot without their knowledge and that’s the criminal side.”
  • New ACORN effort is mobilizing voters, run by woman indicted for violating election laws

    10/26/2010 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner [DC] ^ | 10/26/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Matthew Vadum over at Human Events reports ACORN is alive and well, though operating under a different name: Disturbingly, Project Vote, ACORN’s scandal-plagued voter registration and mobilization division, remains open for business. Project Vote has been part of the ACORN family since at least 1992 when Barack Obama ran a successful voter drive in Illinois. Although legally separate entities, in practice the two are the same, as the congressional testimony of former ACORN/Project Vote employee Anita MonCrief can attest. They share office space, employees, and budgets. Project Vote continues to operate out of ACORN’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
  • Should Stephen Colbert be indicted for lying under oath to Congress?

    09/25/2010 6:33:32 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 68 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept. 25, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Should Stephen Colbert be indicted for lying under oath to Congress? That’s what some observant watchers are now smartly asking after Comedy Central’s brutally unfunny comedian—but full-time and major-league clown—Stephen Colbert made a complete mockery of Congress by "testifying" in character and under oath to a House subcommittee on immigration. It was an unpardonable outrage that Colbert—and his unfunny, Bill O’Reilly-imitating schtick—would willfully make himself a party to what amounted to a waste of taxpayer money, a waste of Congress’ hearing time, and a total disrespect of the oath to tell the truth one takes before Congress.
  • Federal prosecutors charge Auditor Frank Russo in 21-count information(surprise!)

    09/09/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 12 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September ( 2010 | Peter Krause
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Federal prosecutors charged County Auditor Frank Russo in a 21-count information filed this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Russo, 60, of Bratenahl, resigned early today. He is expected to plead guilty to bribery and obstruction charges, according to sources, based on an agreement that would resolve all issues related to both the longtime Democratic politician and his son, Vince. Although the plea agreement has not been made public, it will include a substantial sentence for Russo that could have been cut in half had he agreed to cooperate with the government against others, according to...
  • O.C. lawyer James Toledano indicted (former county Democratic Party chairman, assembly candidate)

    04/04/2010 9:51:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 727+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/4/10 | My-Thuan Tran
    An Orange County grand jury has indicted attorney James Toledano, the former chairman of the county's Democratic Party and a three-time Assembly candidate, on two felony counts related to an alleged extortion scheme. The jury on Friday also indicted one of Toledano's clients, former personal trainer Michael Earl Roberts, on the same charges. Roberts, 44, allegedly made dozens of harassing and threatening phone calls to a former client and her friends between 2006 and 2008 and threatened to sue her, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Roberts said he was going to "destroy" her by having false and...
  • When Goldstone Indicted a Fictional Character (and a Dead Man)

    09/29/2009 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 601+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/29/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Judge Richard Goldstone, whose recent United Nations Human Rights Council investigation purported to find evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza, once indicted a fictional Serbian character and a dead man for war crimes as well. As in Gaza, those indictments were also allegedly based on "eyewitness testimony." The problem for NATO forces in tracking down the serial rapist was that Gruban from Bijelo Polje, also known as Gruban Malic, is a fictional character. established by the United Nations in 1993. In 1995, one year into his term as chief ICTY prosecutor, Goldstone presented an indictment of several Serbs...
  • Zazi Indicted For Conspiring To Detonate WMD

    09/24/2009 7:59:42 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 212 replies · 5,859+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 24, 2009 | Editors
    NEW YORK (CBS) - Najibullah Zazi, the Denver man believed to be the central figure in a terror plot against the New York City transit system, has officially been indicted on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, CBS 2 has learned. According to the Department of Justice, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York returned a one-count indictment alleging that between Aug. 1, 2008 and Sept. 21, 2009, Zazi knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to use one or more weapons of mass destruction, specifically...
  • Key Blagojevich adviser dies (Blago's close buddy, just pled guilty)

    09/12/2009 4:13:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 78 replies · 3,557+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-12-09 | Jeff Coen, Jeremy Gorner
    Christopher Kelly, a key figure in the federal corruption probe into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office today confirmed that Christopher Kelly of Burr Ridge was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:46 a.m. The office said Kelly died of salicylate intoxication. According to medical reference guides, salicylates are used in anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. *snip* Kelly is a former confidant and top fundraiser for Blagojevich, who was accused of using his office to leverage campaign donations and benefits for himself and his family. *snip* Kelly’s attorney,...
  • Somali-Americans Accused of Al Qaeda Ties Indicted on Terror Charges, Sources Say

    07/02/2009 3:07:21 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 437+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | July 01, 2009 | By Mike Levine
    Among those charged is a man from Minneapolis who went to war-torn Somalia and then, about four months ago, relocated to Seattle, according to the two sources and a leader in the Minneapolis Somali community. The man was then arrested in a Seattle airport and transferred to a jail in Minneapolis, where he is currently being detained, according to the law enforcement sources. The law enforcement sources said the man, described as in his 20s, has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group, in this case al-Shabaab, which has been warring with the moderate Somali government since...
  • Renee Gill Pratt, ex-N.O. councilwoman and state representative, indicted (RAT Billy Jeff got loot)

    05/23/2009 10:23:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 877+ views
    NOLA ^ | 5/22/09 | Laura Maggi
    Renee Gill Pratt, ex-N.O. councilwoman and state representative, indictedby Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune Friday May 22, 2009, 9:41 PM Renee Gill PrattRenee Gill Pratt, a former state representative and New Orleans city councilwoman, was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on federal racketeering charges that accuse her and members of the Jefferson political family of operating a "criminal enterprise" that raided nonprofit organizations created to help disadvantaged people. The indictment of Gill Pratt comes nearly one year after a grand jury indicted her longtime boyfriend, Mose Jefferson; his sister, 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson; and Angela Coleman, Betty Jefferson's...
  • NATIONAL "GRAND JURY" INDICTS OBAMA FOR FRAUD AND TREASON

    04/30/2009 7:53:28 AM PDT · by classical artist · 38 replies · 2,352+ views
    AmericanGrandJury.org ^ | 4/29/09 | Sam Sewell
    (United States of America) – April 29th 2009 - At 8 P.M, ET American Grand Jury convened and conducted a hearing with regard to CRIMINAL activity, complaints and allegations presented before said Jury. After reviewing the evidence and voting, the 32 member American Grand Jury handed down the presentment(s) recommending that person(s) known as Barack Obama, aka: Barack Obama, Jr., aka: Barack Hussein Obama, aka: Barry Soetoro; aka: Barry Obama; aka: Barack H. Obama, aka: Barack Obama II, presumed President of the United States, be tried in Criminal Court for charges of fraud (eligibility) and treason. Said Grand Jury was...
  • Obama Indicted for Fraud and Teason

    05/04/2009 12:15:20 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 96 replies · 4,210+ views
    For the first time in our History a sitting POTUS has been officially charged with TREASON (POTUS = President of the United States) Fellow Patriots, Just in.... 4/5/09 For Your Widest Possible Distribution! "The letter below was verified last night when Carl Swensson spoke directly with Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick. We now have a green light to spread as far and as fast as we can. The very special significance of this is in the outcome of the complaint... Only two options: POTUS is removed from office or Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick is arrested& no middle ground available. Since it has been...
  • Director indicted in Hollywood wiretaps case (John McTiernan, directed "Die Hard" and "Predator")

    04/17/2009 6:22:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 485+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 4/17/09 | AP
    Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Hollywood director who had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents investigating private eye Anthony Pellicano and later withdrew his plea. John McTiernan, who directed "Die Hard" and "Predator," was indicted on two counts of making false statements to the FBI about Pellicano and one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw his guilty plea. His attorney, S. Todd Neal, said the indictment is "really nothing new" and promised to rigorously defend his client.
  • PRC Member Indicted

    04/09/2009 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Rogle · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9 April 2009 | Raam Wong
    SANTA FE — A grand jury Wednesday indicted Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. and his father, former PRC member Jerome Block Sr., on multiple felony counts. The charges stem from campaign finance violations last year during the younger Block's successful, but controversial, bid for the powerful state commission. The eight charges against Block Jr. include two counts of embezzlement, as well as tampering with evidence and violation of election laws. An attorney for Block Jr. noted that the commissioner has already paid civil fines to the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office after admitting to misstatements on campaign finance...
  • Citizens Shouting Out: Georgia Grand Jury Indicts Obama/Soetoro

    03/28/2009 3:43:32 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 44 replies · 4,188+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 28 March 2009 | EC
    Stockbridge, Georgia- The questions over the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to occupy his current position as President of the United States continue to be raised. After being presented with evidence in the matter, a citizens' grand jury convened by Carl Swensson in Georgia has returned an indictment against Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Barry Sutoro. Reportedly the sealed indictment, scheduled to be delivered to prosecutors on Monday, includes counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. "It's a done deal, and the people of the State of Georgia demand action on this matter," said Carl Swensson after...
  • Woman indicted for turning sea turtle parts into guitar picks (54-YO Qing Song, Hawksbill turtles)

    03/27/2009 2:27:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 875+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/27/09 | Bay City News Service
    A Santa Rosa woman has been indicted in federal court in San Francisco for allegedly taking part in the illegal trade of endangered sea turtle parts from China into the United States, authorities said today. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said 54-year-old Qing Song was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in importing and selling guitar picks made from the shells of the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle. Hawksbill sea turtles are one of seven turtle species listed as endangered under either U.S. law or international treaties, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The alleged activities took place from...
  • Mayor Sheila Dixon indicted

    01/09/2009 5:59:37 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 15 replies · 696+ views
    Baltimore sun ^ | 9-Jan-09 | Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz
    Dixon, a Democrat, has been the target of a nearly three-year probe by State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh into corruption at City Hall, an investigation that has centered on allegations that Dixon has used her office to award lucrative contracts to various people including her sister, her then-boyfriend and her former campaign chairman.
  • Obama the Prophet Indicted

    07/22/2008 8:22:12 PM PDT · by Rokurota · 9 replies · 136+ views
    CNN ^ | Rokurota
    Anderson Cooper Indicts Obama the Prophet!
  • Abortion Practitioner Indicted for Killing Woman in Botched Legal Abortion

    07/16/2008 12:49:05 PM PDT · by julieee · 13 replies · 203+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Hyannis, MA (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh has been charged with manslaughter after killing one of his patients in a botched legal abortion. Osathanondh did the abortion on 22-year-old Laura Smith, who died in September at his Women's Health Center abortion business. Osathanondh has been indicted by a grand jury after an investigation by local police, state police and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Read the complete story at: http://www.LifeNews.com/state3384.html
  • CA: Perata May Be Indicted Soon (PeRATaGate)

    07/10/2008 9:11:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 94+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 7/9/08 | Robert Gammon
    Prosecutors will probably soon ask a federal grand jury to indict state Senate boss Don Perata on public corruption charges, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. An indictment would culminate a four-and-a-half-year federal probe of California's second-most-powerful politician. The FBI, the US Attorney's Office, and a federal grand jury have been investigating whether the senator took bribes or kickbacks in exchange for providing official government favors to close friends, business associates, and major campaign donors. It's not clear who else may be charged along with the Oakland Democrat. But based on public records and interviews, the feds also...
  • Louisiana: Indicted Lawmaker to Run for Re-election (William Jefferson D-La)

    06/17/2008 9:22:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 183+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/18/08
    Louisiana: Indicted Lawmaker to Run for Re-electionBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 18, 2008 Representative William J. Jefferson, a Democrat facing trial on corruption charges, has announced that he will seek re-election to a 10th term. Mr. Jefferson made his announcement in a news release that emphasized his experience and portrayed him as someone who still wielded power in Congress despite the case against him. The last time he ran for re-election was in 2006. The corruption accusations were a persistent problem for him then, but he overcame the odds and won in a landslide. He has since been indicted,...
  • CA: Auto dealer indicted in political-money-laundering case

    06/16/2008 10:45:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 6/16/08 | Richard K. De Atley
    Inland auto dealer and Republican activist Mark Leggio and three employees were named today in a 37 count grand-jury indictment alleging political money laundering. The indictment was unsealed during a brief hearing this morning in Superior Court in downtown San Bernardino. Leggio is the owner of Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario. Leggio and the three other defendants are scheduled to be arraigned July 11. They were each released on their own recognizance. Leggio is charged with money laundering by reimbursing the employees for contributions they made to Republican candidates, said Senior Assistant Attorney General Gary Schons. The indictment alleges...
  • Mose Jefferson expected to be indicted today (brother of William Jefferson Democrat-LA)

    04/02/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 178+ views
    nola ^ | 04/02/08 | Gordon Russell
    Mose Jefferson walks into the federal building in New Orleans last June. Jefferson, brother to U.S. Congressman William Jefferson, is expected to by indicted today for bribing former school board president Ellenese Brooks-Simms. Mose Jefferson, the eldest brother and chief political strategist of embattled U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges that he repeatedly bribed Ellenese Brooks-Simms, the former president of the Orleans Parish School Board, to ensure her support for a computer-based algebra curriculum he was selling.
  • Obama giving away indicted donor's cash (Abdelhamid "Al" Chaib, Illinois "businessman")

    12/14/2007 6:12:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 499+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/07 | Christopher Wills - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Barack Obama is getting rid of an old $5,000 campaign donation that was given to him by an Illinois businessman who was indicted this week. The money was donated to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003 by Abdelhamid "Al" Chaib of LaGrange Park, Ill. Chaib was indicted Thursday on federal charges of taking part in a scheme to fraudulently obtain a $3.4 million loan. "In light of this week's news reports, we felt more comfortable donating those contributions to charity," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign is dividing the money between two...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges (Hillary Fundraiser)

    12/04/2007 10:27:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 111 replies · 524+ views
    Fox News and AP ^ | December 4, 2007
    Just reported on Fox News
  • Councilman Oliver Thomas indicted in corruption probe (New Orleans)

    08/11/2007 5:59:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 1,471+ views
    wwltv.com ^ | 08/11/07 | wwltv
    Sources have told Eyewitness News that Thomas will be arraigned Monday morning in Federal Court at 9 a.m. And at 10 a.m. Thomas could make an official plea before federal judge Sarah Vance. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten would neither confirm nor deny the allegations about Thomas. The U.S. Attorney's office has been investigating alleged corruption inside City Hall for the last several years. Eyewitness News spoke with Councilman Thomas Friday night by telephone and asked him if he was resigning his council post because of the allegations. “I’ll let you know, you’ll be the first to know,” he said. Attempts...
  • CA: Brothers indicted on terrorism-related charges

    08/02/2007 7:14:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 318+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/2/07 | Jason Dearen - ap
    Two brothers were indicted Thursday on terrorism-related charges after one allegedly provided money, guns and two-way radios to the other who was battling troops in the Philippines as a member of a terrorist group. FBI agents arrested Rahmat Abdhir, 43, of San Jose, outside his office in Sunnyvale on Thursday morning, federal authorities said. His brother, Zulkifli Abdhir, 41, remains at large in the Philippines, and is wanted on a $5 million reward. Both were charged in a 16-count indictment including conspiracy to support terrorists. Rahmat Abdhir also was charged with making false statements and contributing goods and services to...
  • CA: San Jose man and brother indicted for providing support to terrorists

    08/02/2007 6:40:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Two men, including a San Jose resident, have been indicted on charges they provided support to terrorists in the Philippines, the Department of Justice announced this afternoon. Zulkifli Abdhir - aka "Zulkifli Bin Abdul Hir," aka "Hulagu," aka "Marwan" - was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. He is a fugitive and is believed to be in the Philippines, according to the DOJ. Abdhir's brother, San Jose resident Rahmat Abdhir, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, providing material to terrorists, contributing goods and services to a Specially...
  • 'Did I sell my office or trade official acts for money? Absolutely not.'

    06/09/2007 9:15:36 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 786+ views
    nola.com ^ | 06/09/07 | Bill Walsh and Bruce Alpert
    JEFFERSON PLEADS INNOCENT IN BRIBERY CASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Unbowed by a weighty and wide-ranging list of corruption charges against him, Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, fired back at the federal government Friday, saying it "contrived" a public bribery case out of what he said were legitimate, private business deals. After pleading innocent in U.S. District Court, Jefferson went on the offensive against a Justice Department that has had him under investigation for nearly two years and laid the foundation for what is expected to be a spirited courtroom and public relations defense. "But did I sell my office or...
  • DFU SONG: Cold As Ice (Congressman William Jefferson is indicted and YouTubed)

    06/05/2007 5:58:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 399+ views
    you tube dot com ^ | 6-4-07 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    ENJOY THE SING-ALONG ON YOUTUBE MIDI - COLD AS ICE (Foreigner) This bill's cold as ice...my boss says it won't suffice, no sir This isn't very nice...he'll make me pay the price, no sir I've not had a hundred that would ever snap So Congressman Jefferson what is this crap I bring pizza hot...right here to your door I live off my tips...what are you doing this for? This bill's cold as ice...my boss says it won't suffice, no sir This isn't very nice...he'll make me pay the price, no sir I don't understand dishonest Democrats We search for...
  • Indicted Lawmaker Always Fond Of Cash

    06/04/2007 2:43:04 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 878+ views
    macon.com ^ | 06/04/07 | LAURIE KELLMAN - Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON --The $90,000 the FBI says it found in Rep. William Jefferson's freezer wasn't the death knell of his political career. The Louisiana Democrat still cruised to his ninth House term last year, propelled by hugs and kisses on the campaign trail from supporters who distinguished him from other politicians in only one respect: He got caught. "Don't mess with Jeff," read Jefferson's campaign pins. The FBI did just that. So have leaders of the congressman's own party. They stripped him of a seat on the tax-writing House Ways and Committee a year ago after the FBI staged a controversial...
  • Feds say La. congressman to be indicted (Rep. William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson)

    06/04/2007 10:15:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - An indictment charging Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., in a long-running bribery investigation is being announced Monday, federal officials said. The indictment is being handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. A press conference was being organized for late Monday in Washington to discuss the case.
  • Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) INDICTED

    06/04/2007 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 294 replies · 11,247+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/4/2007
    <p>Sources tell CBS NEWS that Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) will be indicted this afternoon on more than a dozen counts involving public corruption. Jefferson has been the subject of a ongoing probe in which FBI agents allegedly found more than 90-thousand dollars in cash in his freezer. The Justice Department is expected to unveil the charges later today... Developing...</p>
  • Former Chicago Dem. Leader Indicted For Corruption ('Fast Eddie' Vrdolyak)

    05/10/2007 7:46:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 604+ views
    CBS13.com ^ | 5/10/07 | CBS
    CHICAGO - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced an indictment against former Chicago alderman and Cook County Democratic leader Edward Vrdolyak, charging him with fraud and bribery as part of a kickback scheme involving Gold Coast real estate. Vrdolyak, 69, is accused of scheming with businessman and Republican insider Stuart Levine to get a kickback for Levine from the 2004 sale of an older medical building for a condo project. At the time, Levine was a member of the board of trustees for the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, then known as the Finch University of...
  • Ex-lawman indicted in 1964 slayings (Mississippi sheriff's deputy, 2 black teenagers)

    01/24/2007 1:39:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 955+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan and Allan C. Breed - ap
    WASHINGTON - A former Mississippi sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday in the 1964 slayings of two black teenagers who were long believed to have been kidnapped and killed by the Ku Klux Klan. The former deputy, James Ford Seale, of Roxie, Miss., was named in a federal indictment charging him in connection with the teens' disappearance and deaths while they were hitchhiking in a rural area of the state east of Natchez. Until recently, Seale was thought to be dead, and the investigation into the two deaths had long been abandoned. Seale was taken into custody by U.S. marshals Wednesday...
  • Ex Mass. House speaker indicted (Thomas Finneran, DemocRat tho the article includes no party ID)

    01/04/2007 3:19:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,325+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/07 | Denise Lavoie - ap
    BOSTON (AP) -- A former Massachusetts House speaker accused of lying during his testimony in a voting rights lawsuit plans to plead guilty Friday to obstruction of justice, a person familiar with the agreement said Thursday. The lawsuit had claimed that a 2001 state law that redrew legislative district boundaries discriminated against minorities in Boston while protecting incumbents, including the now-former House speaker, Thomas Finneran. A federal court panel eventually tossed out the legislative map, finding it "sacrificed racial fairness." Finneran's trial on perjury and obstruction charges had been scheduled to start Jan. 16. The former speaker said Wednesday that...
  • Reputed mobster in Florida is indicted at age 96 (Albert “Chinky” Facchiano aka "The Old Man")

    12/29/2006 8:16:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 2,725+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/29/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Carlo Gambino are long gone. Murder Inc. is out of business. Las Vegas has been so cleaned up it resembles Disneyland. And Havana? Forget about it since Castro took over. But Albert “Chinky” Facchiano, at 96, is still standing. And like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather III,” he is still very much involved in the family business, according to the FBI. At an age when most people are long retired and happy just to be alive, the reputed mobster was indicted earlier this year in Florida and New York. He is...
  • JOHN FORD INDICTED AGAIN (Memphis, TN)

    12/18/2006 12:01:12 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 1,147+ views
    AP via Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 18 December 2006 | Travis Loller
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former state Sen. John Ford, already awaiting trial in a public corruption case, has been indicted on new charges over consulting deals he had with state contractors while serving in the Legislature, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Ford, a Memphis Democrat, resigned from the Legislature after he was indicted on charges of taking bribes in 2004's Tennessee Waltz undercover corruption investigation. He has pleaded not guilty in that case, and no trial date has been set. The latest charges claim that Ford was serving as a consultant to two contractors with TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program,...