Federal Political Corruption Cases On The Rise

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Philadelphia FBI agents spent nearly 2 1/2 years tapping phones involving two top supporters of Mayor John Street and then they hid a bug in the mayor's office. In New Jersey, they raided the state Democratic headquarters and secretly taped Gov. James McGreevey. The Philadelphia Inquirer says such bold measures reflect a more aggressive federal approach to political-corruption cases. "Right now, the topic is corruption. It's hot," said law Prof. Charles Rogovin of Temple University, who called it a "massive effort to get at a very dangerous problem." Political corruption has long been a priority . . .

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