David Samson, the former New Jersey attorney general and head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty Thursday to bribery for pressuring United Airlines to operate a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina for his personal convenience.
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The owners of a tax preparation business that filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons were sentenced Friday to multi-year prison sentences.
Effective ethics laws, in Virginia and elsewhere, depend on enforcement through prosecution, independent ethics review boards, ethics training, and transparency and openness in government. In other words, Virginia will have to do more than change a few gift laws currently under review.
The U.S. Marshals auctioned nine vintage muscle cars Friday that were seized from the former president and part owner of a medical lab who pleaded guilty in 2013 to bribing doctors to use the lab's blood testing services.
We talked in June about a study by Indiana University and the City University of Hong Kong that ranked the U.S. states from least to most corrupt, with Mississippi scoring worst and Oregon as best. A couple of weeks ago, Reid Wilson of the Washington Post asked how Oregon does it.
The former co-chief executive officer of oil and gas services company PetroTiger Ltd. pleaded guilty Tuesday for bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.