New Report Highlights “Revolving Door” Between Government and LNG Firms

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:16 pm

A report titled “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat” released on Sept. 19 revealed the power and success of liquefied natural gas companies in pushing for their agenda through the U.S. government. By hiring former lawmakers and officials from both parties, LNG firms are able to gain more contracts to expand production [...]

Rahm Emanuel Facing Questions Over Campaign Donations From Pension Fund Managers

By: Friday November 14, 2014 10:02 am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is once again facing questions over possibly unethical behavior. This time the controversy is due to executives that manage Chicago’s pension funds giving Mayor Emanuel campaign contributions. This is arguably not allowed under federal pay to play laws as Emanuel has influence as to who gets to mange the funds. Getting [...]

Protests Rock Mexico After Student Killings

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:08 am

After gang members in the Mexican state of Guerrero admitted that they killed 43 students, dismembered and burnt their bodies, and threw them in a river protests have hit Mexico condemning the government’s failure to rein in the crime that has ravaged Mexico for decades. While crime has been a chronic problem in Mexico – [...]

Wall Street Banks Already Breaking Law Again, Violating Settlements With Prosecutors

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 8:00 am

Brace yourself for an epic shock – Wall Street is breaking the law again. After a couple of years of questionable compliance with legal settlements the banksters are now straight up violating the terms of the deals prosecutors and regulators struck as an alternative to criminal charges. Apparently, as has been argued by everyone not [...]

After Pay To Play Accusations Christie Administration Sells Stake In Venture Firm

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:08 am

The New Jersey Pension Fund has now sold a stake in a venture capital firm tied to one of  Governor Christie’s campaign contributors according to The Bergen Record. The investment by the NJ Pension Fund in General Catalyst Partners became a scandal when it was revealed that one of the beneficiaries of that investment, Charles [...]

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell & Wife Convicted On Public Corruption Charges

By: Friday September 5, 2014 5:07 am

Once considered a presidential contender and future leader of the Republican Party, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was found guilty Thursday on 11 counts of public corruption. Both McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted of selling access to the office of the governor in exchange for gifts and money. Maureen McDonnell was only convicted [...]

Governor Cuomo Receives Warning From US Attorney About Obstructing Justice And Witness Tampering

By: Friday August 1, 2014 10:14 am

On the heels of reports that New York Governor Cuomo’s staff interfered with investigations into corruption involving firms connected to the governor, the US Attorney for New York, Preet Bharara, has warned Cuomo and staff about obstructing justice and witness tampering. Governor Cuomo’s staff have reportedly already told a New York state commission investigating corruption, [...]

FISA Court Judges Signing Off On NSA Surveillance Programs Invest In Verizon Stock

By: Monday July 28, 2014 9:43 am

The secretive court that rules on the legality of NSA domestic surveillance programs has members holding stakes in the telecommunications companies affected by the court’s decisions. This conflict of interest poses a serious risk to the actual and perceived impartiality of the shadowy court. According to Vice, FISA Court Judges James Zagel, Susan Wright, and [...]

Cuomo Administration Interfered With Ethics Investigation

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:50 am

How is that Working Families Party endorsement looking now? Members of the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly interfered with investigators trying to get to the bottom of political corruption in New York State. Corruption that has bubbled up from under the surface and spilled over into scandals leading to arrests and indictments [...]

Ernst & Young Pays $4 Million To SEC For Illegally Lobbying Congress

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 8:38 am

Ernst & Young, one the largest and most prestigious accounting firms in the country, has agreed to pay the SEC $4 million to settle charges of illegally lobbying Congress. Though in the institutional role of independent auditor, Ernst & Young employees lobbied congressional staff on behalf of two of their clients providing “prohibited legislative advisory [...]

Senator Cory Booker Caught Up In Newark Watershed Scandal

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:07 am

Though other scandals may be more prominent in New Jersey at present, the investigation into the corrupt practices of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) is slowly but surely making progress with Senator Cory Booker coming under scrutiny. The NWCDC was charged with managing Newark’s water and was paid by the City of Newark [...]

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