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Prosecuting Elected Officials for Corruption: A Tale of Four Governors

As Phil and Rick pointed out a few months ago, America’s domestic anti-bribery laws and the attendant court interpretations are, for lack of a better term, a hot mess. 1,037 more words


Blagojevich moves to lower-security part of prison: report

CHICAGO — Former Governor Rod Blagojevich has been moved to a lower-security part of the prison where he is serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges. 52 more words


Community Asks: Why Hasn't Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

(CBS) – There have been lots of promises, lots of pledges, but historic Pilgrim Baptist Church is still a shell.

This month marks the ninth anniversary of the fire that destroyed most of the church. 192 more words


Rare For Illinois: No Federal Scandal As Governor Leaves Office

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time in this millennium, a governor in Illinois has left office not under a cloud of a federal corruption investigation. 305 more words


McDonnell to join infamous club of governors who've gone to prison

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Bob McDonnell is about to join an exclusive but infamous club.

McDonnell, the first Virginia governor ever to be convicted of a felony, was… 393 more words