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Ex-CIA official sentenced to 37 months in defense contract corruption case
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday sentenced former CIA executive director Kyle Foggo to 37 months in prison for wire fraud related to charges that he accepted bribes in return for granting federal defense contr (More)
Bush commutes sentences of former border patrol agents in last act of clemency
In one of his final acts as President of the United States, George W. Bush on Monday commuted the sentences of two former border patrol agents convicted of the shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. The two former agents, Jose Alonso Compean and Igna (More)
Bush issues 19 pardons, commutes sentence
US President W. George Bush on Tuesday issued presidential pardons to 19 people convicted of crimes that ranged from drug trafficking to forging US Treasury checks. Among those pardoned was Charles Thompson Winters, who was convicted of exporting m (More)
Blagojevich case shows corrupting influence of campaign contributions on legislation
Melanie Sloan [Executive Director, CREW]: "Federal prosecutors face some difficult hurdles in making a criminal case against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The first half of the criminal complaint against the governor involves allegations o (More)
Felons seeking pardons before Bush leaves office: report
Many convicted felons, including several well-known figures, are seeking clemency from US President George W. Bush before he leaves office, according to a Washington Post report Monday. Among those said to have applied are financier Michael Milken [ (More)
Ex-CIA official pleads guilty to wire fraud in defense contract corruption case
Former CIA executive director Kyle Foggo pleaded guilty Monday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to one count of wire fraud relating to charges that he accepted bribes in return for granting federal defense contracts. F (More)
Mukasey says DOJ to continue crackdown on political corruption
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday he would personally ensure that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) does not bow to political pressure as it prosecutes government officials for corruption. In a speech [text; recorded audio] to the (More)
Defense contractor sentenced to 12 years in prison for bribing congressman
US District Judge Larry Burns sentenced former US defense contractor Brent Wilkes [SourceWatch profile; JURIST news archive] to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday for bribing now-former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham in exchange for (More)
Defense contractor convicted of all charges in Cunningham bribery trial
A federal jury sitting in San Diego Monday convicted former US defense contractor Brent Wilkes of 13 felonies, including money laundering, fraud and conspiracy, in connection with bribes he paid to disgraced former Congressman Randy "Duke" (More)
US House lawyers move to quash subpoenas in Cunningham bribery case
Lawyers representing twelve members of the US House of Representatives who were subpoenaed last month in the criminal trial of a defense contractor charged with bribing former US Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham filed motions in the Southern (More)