Political corruption


Former Bell city councilman sentenced to 365-day jail term, 5 years probation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Bell City Councilman George Mirabal was sentenced today to one year in county jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service for bilking the working-class municipality’s taxpayers through […]


Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo arrives at the Edward R. Roybal Federal building and United States courthouse on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in Bell corruption scandal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a headline-grabbing corruption probe, was sentenced today to […]


In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, second from right, stands with defense attorneys Hank Brennan, third from right, and J.W. Carney, right, as the jury submits its verdicts before Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in federal court in Boston.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Juror ‘stunned’ by gov’t corruption in Bulger case

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — While the trial of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger showed that he committed horrific crimes, testimony from witnesses also revealed a stunning degree of corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice […]



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