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Public Corruption

Not America’s place to fix the world of soccer

The competent Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer of widespread corruption. But why is that the U.S. attorney general's job? One must ask.The World Cup does attract a large U.S. audience every four years, but largely because it's played...

Date: 06/02/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Save us the trouble and resign

Credit Troy Kelley with this: He's brought Republican and Democratic lawmakers and officials together in agreement that the federally indicted state auditor should resign.Kelley, who leads the state office responsible for holding state and local governments and agencies...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Editorials

Gov. Inslee repeats call for state auditor to resign

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign following his indictment by a federal grand jury.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Local News

In Olympia, talk of impeaching an indicted state auditor

TACOMA — Many of the state's elected leaders agreed Thursday: Troy Kelley must go. They included Democratic colleagues like the governor and the attorney general.But the state auditor said Thursday he will not quit the office as he...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News

State auditor pleads not guilty after federal indictment

TACOMA — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News

State auditor indicted

Troy Kelley pleads not guilty to charges of misdeeds

Date: 04/16/2015 | Northwest

Menendez’s sleaze enough reason to resign

Bob Menendez doesn't belong in the U.S. Senate.It's not just the New Jersey Democrat's 14-count indictment Wednesday on corruption charges, though that's plenty damning. As bad is the appalling way in which he responded: with a political rally to kick off a campaign against...

Date: 04/06/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Menendez isn’t 1st Jersey senator indicted

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, who pleaded not guilty this week to bribery charges, occupies the same seat as the last senator to be convicted of such a charge: Harrison "Pete" Williams.The charges against the senators, both Democrats, play into a...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Nation & World

Democracy requires sunlight

Sunshine Week, March 15-21, is intended to promote discussion and awareness of issues related to public disclosure and freedom of information laws, considered vital tools not only for journalists but for our democracy itself. And...

Date: 03/19/2015 | Editorials

GOP congressman quits amid reports of lavish spending

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged by irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month."I do this with a heavy...

Date: 03/17/2015 | Nation & World

Attempt to recall prosecutor Roe goes to judge

MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County judge likely will decide whether a Gold Bar blogger can attempt to recall Snohomish County's elected prosecutor.A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court to determine whether Anne Block's

Date: 02/26/2015 | Local News

Inmate: Sex, drugs and money fuel jail corruption

BALTIMORE — The leader of a violent gang that controlled life inside one of America’s most notorious jails testified that he directed guards motivated by sex and money to smuggle in drugs and cellphones and facilitate attacks on inmates who challenged his authority.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Nation & World

Manager at bikini espresso stands charged with promoting prostitution

EVERETT — A Shoreline woman who was a pioneer in the multimillion-dollar business of running drive-through brothels at Snohomish County bikini-espresso stands is now charged with two counts of promoting...

Date: 11/19/2014 | Local News

A clean record may now be a political liability

By Dana MilbankWASHINGTON — Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup?

Date: 10/07/2014 | Opinion Columnists

Expelled congressman Traficant dies at 73

James Traficant, an iconoclastic nine-term Ohio populist in the U.S. House of Representatives who was convicted on corruption charges in 2002, becoming the second member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War, died Saturday at a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 73.

Date: 09/28/2014 | Nation & World

Former Virginia governor, wife convicted of corruption

RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement in a corruption case that derailed the career of the onetime rising Republican star and laid bare the couple's broken marriage.A...

Date: 09/05/2014 | Nation & World

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