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Entries in New Jersey (8)

Friday
Jul152016

United Airlines and former New Jersey AG Samson cop to bribery

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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Monday
Apr182016

Tax preppers jailed years for filing bogus returns for prison inmates

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.

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Thursday
Apr162015

After Gov. McDonnell (Part Three, concl.): How to fix Virginia's ethics laws 

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.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

After Gov. McDonnell (Part Two): Virginia's toothless conflict of interest laws

The State Integrity Project found that Virginia's ethics laws are among the least effective of the states for deterring corruption. The analysis cited Virginia’s weak conflict of interest laws, and found that those laws essentially have no bite.

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Monday
Sep152014

U.S. Marshals’ muscle car auction turns heads

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.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

How does Oregon keep itself so clean?

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.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Former PetroTiger co-chief pleads guilty

Image courtesy of PTS, a PetroTiger companyThe 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.

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Wednesday
May222013

Red light cameras invite sleaze and danger

We've reported allegations of bribery by companies that make and run the dreaded red-light cameras (here and here).

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