Pelosi Claims 'Culture of Corruption' From GOP
The Democratic co-chairman of the House Ethics Committee, Congressman Alan B. Mollohan-D, stepped down from his position April 22 after two weeks of attacks by the press and congressional Republicans over the apparent link between appropriations which he steered to five non-profit groups in his congressional district and the sudden growth of his personal real estate fortune.
Democrat Official Charged with Public Corruption
The chairman of the Democratic Party organization in Rockland County was charged today with public corruption after prosecutors said he had enriched himself by almost $375,000 through a series of real estate transactions tainted by fraud, bribery and extortion.
Paul W. Adler, the party chairman, was one of the county's earlier and most ardent supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton in her race for the United States Senate. Rockland is expected to be an important swing region in the contest.Louisiana Democrat Faces Conspiracy and Bribery Charges
Washington, DC –Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has prepared an ethics complaint against Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) regarding his role in a conspiracy and bribery scheme as well as for misusing federal resources in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Last fall, CREW named Mr. Jefferson as one of the 13 most corrupt Members of Congress.
McKinney Staffers Subpoenaed
The Associated Press reports that more House aides have been subpoenaed to testify in the grand jury investigation in the incident where Rep. Cynthia McKinney assaulted a Capitol Police officer.Democrat Lawmakers Husband Sentenced To Jail
The husband of an Illinois congresswoman was sentenced Wednesday to five months in federal prison for a check-kiting scheme and failing to pay withholding taxes.
Robert Creamer, 58, also faces 11 months of house arrest once he finishes his sentence. His wife, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has not been accused of any wrongdoing.Democrat Loses Appeal In Illegal Taping Scheme
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Rep. Jim McDermott violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.
In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court ruling that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The lower court had ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and at least $600,000 in legal costs.
McDermott, D-Wash., leaked to The New York Times and other news organizations a tape of a 1996 cell phone call The call included discussion by Gingrich, R-Ga., and other House GOP leaders about a House ethics committee investigation of Gingrich. Boehner, R-Ohio, was a Gingrich lieutenant at the time and is now House majority leader.
Looks to me like the Democrats have plenty of corruption in their own house that needs cleaning....
DID I MENTION PATRICK KENNEDY??????????????