Corruption

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to pay the government more than $501,000 as a result of his conviction on bribery and other charges, a federal judge said Tuesday. Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts including bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy during his two terms as […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation’s capital wasn’t provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week’s primary. Instead, it came from the city’s top prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said this month that Gray knew about an […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books “shadow campaign” to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday. Gray, who’s seeking a second term and faces seven challengers in the district’s April 1 Democratic primary, dismissed […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asked a federal judge Wednesday to throw out his indictment on bribery charges, saying the case has been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct. The alleged misconduct includes anonymous online posts about Nagin by a former federal prosecutor, said Nagin’s lawyer, Robert Jenkins. The former mayor pleaded […]

CHICAGO (AP) — When former Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years for corruption, he will return to a life altered by personal tragedy and to a state altered by his and his predecessor’s legacy of corruption. Ryan, who is headed to a halfway house in Chicago, will […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City councilman will spend five years in prison for misdirecting hundreds of thousands of dollars for community projects to his girlfriend and family instead, a judge said Tuesday. Larry Seabrook, 61, a Bronx Democrat, received a sentence that was less than the seven to nine years in […]

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital early Monday as part of a corruption investigation, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking garage — actually a fake project created by authorities trying to capture him. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother Ralphiel and convicted […]

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury in the John Edwards campaign finance corruption trial is deliberating for a seventh day after a long weekend in which they were warned by the judge not to discuss the case. The jurors reconvened Tuesday in a federal courthouse in North Carolina. Edwards faces six felony charges in a […]