Politicial Bribes

5 New Jersey officials, political candidates accused of accepting massive bribes indicted

by on December 19, 2019 0

Five current and former New Jersey officials face charges of accepting bribes following a major corruption investigation, the state attorney general has said. The five defendants are accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a cooperating witness in the form of campaign contributions, said Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. In return, officials promised...

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Impeachment: is President Trump guilty of corruption?

by on December 17, 2019 0

President Donald Trump has committed “several federal crimes,” according to a report released Monday by House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Specifically, Democrats say the president’s efforts to condition military aid to Ukraine on investigations into the family of former Vice President Joe Biden violate federal corruption laws. In articles of impeachment introduced last...

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Electoral corruption is not normal corruption

by on December 6, 2019 0

Take, for example, colonial election laws prohibiting “treatment” – the common practice at the time of candidates distributing food, alcohol and other gifts near polling stations on polling days. . While dealing was superficially neutral – men could accept gifts and vote for whomever they preferred – it was nonetheless an effective form of...

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