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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

Tags: Bob Menendez , Congress , Senate , New Jersey , Oversight

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 01:20am EDT

3 Navy rear admirals reprimanded in corruption scandal

Three Navy rear admirals linked to a massive bribery scandal that cost the government at least $20 million have been reprimanded but will not face criminal charges, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Ray Mabus , Michael Miller , Terry Kraft , David Pimpo ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 02:40am EST

IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud

Agency leaders take steps to show they're serious about employee fraud. Too often, they're relying on the inspector general's office to detect corruption.

Tags: fraud , Richard Skinner , Michael Horowitz , DHS , DoJ , whistleblowers , Workforce , Ruben Gomez , Association of Government Accountants

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:38am EDT

DHS underscores efforts to battle corruption

The Customs and Border Protection directorate wants to weed out agents who "go bad" years into their careers, using more lie detector tests. Background checks at the Transportation Security Administration have kept more than 5,000 potentially bad actors from joining the TSA workforce. At Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaders emphasize the importance of employee outreach and education to prevent corruption.

Tags: Oversight , management , ICE , CBP , DHS , Thomas Winkowski , James Duncan , Timothy Moynihan , Michael McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management , ethics , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT


The Bulgarian government is moving to authorize widespread confiscation of illegally obtained assets. Their goal is to crackdown ion powerful organized crime and corruption.

Justice Minister Margarita Popova said the action would be a key weapon for the newly elected government, to fight crime and avoid punishment from the European Union.

Failure to demonstrate results by July next year could cut off Bulgaria's access to 11 billion Euros foreign. Bulgaria is also thought tO be a major hub of illegal cyber activity.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Bulgaria , crime , cyber

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 10:18am EST

Corruption in the ranks frustrates CBP

More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. We get details from The Hill's Jordy Yager

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , DHS , CBP , The Hill , Jordy Yager , Alan Bersin

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 10:31am EDT

Plea deal reached; Jack Johnson back in court

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson originally pleaded not guilty in a pay-to-play scheme involving developers in Prince George's. He's back in court Tuesday for a re-arraignment, which indicates he's reached a deal with federal prosecutors.

Tags: Jack Johnson , Leslie Johnson , pay-to-play

Monday - 05/16/2011, 09:19pm EDT

Prince George's watchdog orgs lack real power

One day after former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was indicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy, extortion and bribery, Prince George's County officials say fighting corruption is top of mind. But there's a problem. The agencies supposedly serving as government watchdogs appear to be missing some teeth.

Tags: Jack Johnson , Prince George's County Board of Ethics , Rushern Baker , Anne Magner , Ingrid Turner , Prince George's Office of Audits and Investigation , David Van Dyke , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 08:55pm EST

Corruption investigations in Iraq, Afghanistan on the rise

Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, discusses why alleged fraud cases seems to be increasing in the war zones.

Tags: Stuart Bowen , DoD , Iraq , Afghanistan , inspector general , accountability , Federal Drive , Contracting

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:26am EST

Baker expresses concern over Pr. Geo. Police

While uncertainity surrounds Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto Hylton's job, the county executive-elect says he's worried about what's been happening in the police department.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Roberto Hylton , The Politics Program , Prince George's County Police , University of Maryland , Jack Johnson , Leslie Johnson ,

Friday - 12/03/2010, 05:10pm EST
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