The case concerns a 2012 assault by Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke on a man who broke into his vehicle. DA Thomas Spota and a prominent aide are charged with participating in a conspiracy to cover up the assault, which led to a four-year prison sentence for Burke.
A whistleblower’s unsuccessful attempts to prod an investigation of defective airline parts manufactured in China underlines charges by senior aviation specialists that federal air safety authorities and law enforcement are failing when it comes to tackling an emerging global threat from counterfeiters, according to a Crime Report investigation.
More than two years after he was indicted on a litany of bribery and corruption charges, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is finally going to trial. The case could end his political career and dramatically change the dynamics of the Senate,
Financial journalist Jesse Eisinger argues in a new book that federal agencies like the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are “broken” systems that allow corporate bosses to evade the criminal consequences of wrongdoing. He explains why in a conversation with TCR.
Joe Colello, who managed tax credit sales for the Oregon Department of Energy, pleaded guilty to bribery, tax evasion and other crimes for accepting 52 separate checks from a Seattle energy consultant who is also under indictment.
Baca, called by the Los Angeles Times “once a towering, respected figure in policing,” was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to obstruct an FBI investigation of abuses in county jails.
Taxpayers in Opa-locka are just now learning the costs they will be forced to pay for years of financial failures and graft in the small Miami-Dade city–a scandal that landed on front pages in May after a city commissioner’s suicide.
Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly vow to appeal jury findings that they violated the law by orchestrating traffic tieups at the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against the mayor of Ft. Lee, N.J. Baroni’s attorney said federal prosecutors should have charged more “powerful people.”
Kathleen Kane was sentenced to a term of 10 to 23 months for orchestrating an illegal news leak to damage a political enemy. Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said, “The case is about ego, ego of a politician consumed by her image from Day One. “