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Twenty people, including inmates and officers, were indicted on racketeering charges  and conspiracy in a racketeering case at a Maryland Correctional Facility in Jessup. According to the U.S. State’s Attorney, documents said bribes were paid to officers to smuggle in contraband including narcotics, cell phones, unauthorized flash drives and tobacco. Prison officers allegedly took bribes […]

Florida Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) recently lost her congressional seat and is embroiled in an alleged corruption scandal.

The head of the New York City’s corrections union is facing federal corruption charges for allegedly steering $20 million of the union’s money into a hedge fund in exchange for kickbacks. Norman Seabrook, the powerful president of the 11,000 member New York City Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association, was taken into custody by the FBI after being […]

A Rikers Island corrections officer has been charged with rape and conspiring to smuggle contraband after admitting to falling in love with an inmate – only to find out she was being used to bring him drugs, the New York Daily News reports. The incident came to light over the weekend when a drug-sniffing Department of Investigations dog […]

Friday on “NewsOne Now,” host Roland Martin talked with criminal defense attorney Glenn Ivey, about former District of Columbia Councilman Michael A. Brown and other black politicians…

As NewsOne previously reported, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted on corruption charges Wednesday. A federal jury decided that that he was, indeed, guilty of 20of 21 counts…

Detroit — Imprisoned former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, was indicted on federal corruption charges along with his father and three aides. Kilpatrick is charged with using the Mayor’s office as a criminal enterprise to make money for himself and his associates. The Detroit Free Press reports: The 89-page indictment outlined four general areas of […]

VIA: WJZ-TV Baltimore City councilwoman Helen Holton decided to take the plea deal in the City Hall corruption case. The agreement with prosecutors will eliminate the charges of campaign finance irregularity and she will instead be ordered to pay a fine, of $2,500 and to be placed on unsupervised probation. Under this agreement, one charge […]

The wife of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday the 10th to begin a 37-month sentence on corruption charges.

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers’ causes.