corruption

Reader Input: How about the real corruption?

Mr. (Chuck) Butler (“USA a culture of corruption,” Reader Input, May 17) is amazed that it took weeks to publish his original “simpleton” diatribe (“A ...

5 of 6 ex-officials guilty in Bell, California corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public fund ...

Letter writer gets it wrong

Donald Adams (Reader Input, March 9) tries to cover his tracks and split hairs in a hopeless attempt to refute my exposure of his contradictions and prejudice regarding gay marriag ...

Original letter misunderstood

In response to Mr. (Jim) Beall Sr.’s letter (Reader Input, March 8), he obviously didn’t understand the original letter and let his emotions respond for him. In the original le ...

Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection

Placer County’s perception of Washington, D.C. politics has been getting a workout in recent weeks with the build-up to and sentencing of lobbyist Kevin Ring, a former top-level ...

Lobbyist Ring facing another trial on two more charges

The U.S. Department of Justice isn’t through with the Kevin Ring prosecution yet. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in p ...

D.C. judge sentences sobbing Ring to 20 months on corruption counts

WASHINGTON -- A former lobbyist and top staffer with ex-Rep. John Doolittle’s office was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and ...

Doolittle to judge: Ex-aide Ring should get no prison time in corruption case

Ex-Rep. John Doolittle is challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s successful prosecution on corruption charges of a former top aide, Kevin Ring. But prosecutors are questio ...

Ring: Feds told him to lie to implicate Doolittle

Described by prosecutors as “Team Abramoff’s chief operating officer,” ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring is now claiming the Justice Department wanted him to lie and send best friend an ...

Ex-Doolittle staffer Ring under fire again in D.C. corruption scandal

The Justice Department is putting Kevin Ring – a former aide to ex-U.S. Rep. John Doolittle and a junior associate at Jack Abramoff's firm – on trial for a third time, making t ...