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Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty Of Public Corruption

A high-powered couple could be headed to prison. Virginia’s former governor and his wife have been convicted of corruption for taking designer gowns, vacations and other lavish gifts from a businessman.

09/04/2014

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Final Arguments Unfold At Ex-Virginia Governor’s Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn’t refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.

08/29/2014

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Ex-Virginia Governor Says He Was Angry About Investigation

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he was “darn angry” when he found out state police asked his wife about the couple’s relationship to a vitamin entrepreneur.

08/23/2014

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Ex-Virginia Governor Talks About Marriage At Trial

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on the stand again in his corruption trial. He and his wife are accused of taking extravagant gifts from a Virginia businessman.

08/21/2014

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Spate Of Corruption Stains Otherwise Thriving D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.

03/21/2014

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Convicted Mayor Imprisoned In Md. Ordered Back To R.I.

A former mayor of a financially troubled Rhode Island city who’s imprisoned in Maryland on a corruption charge has been ordered back to his state by a federal judge.

01/16/2014

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Corruption Scandal Aftermath: New Plan Would Redevelop Baltimore City Detention Center

Sex, drugs and corruption all behind bars. The scandal rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center, and just Tuesday the head of the Department of Corrections stepped down. Now there’s a slew of new proposals to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

12/11/2013

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Baltimore City Police Officer Faces Drug Charges In Latest Corruption Case

More allegations of corruption in the Baltimore City Police Department. A city officer faces federal drug, gun and identity theft charges, in what officials call an appalling breach of public trust.

05/31/2013

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O’Malley Criticized By Md. GOP On Prison Corruption Investigation

New evidence reveals the corruption in Maryland correctional facilities goes far beyond the city detention center, and outraged lawmakers are calling for it to end.

05/09/2013

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Gov. O’Malley Outlines Plans To Combat Crime Behind Bars

In wake of the corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O’Malley has outlined his plan to combat crime behind bars.

05/09/2013

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Board Approves $40K Settlement For Beaten Inmate

The Board of Public Works approved a $40,000 settlement on Wednesday for a former inmate who was beaten on three occasions in 2007 after he claimed he ended his involvement in a smuggling ring that included a corrupt former corrections officer.

05/02/2013

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Leaders Under Fire: Fallout From Baltimore Jail Scandal Intensifies

Governor Martin O’Malley is under fire for his response to the jail corruption scandal. He praised his administration’s handling of the problem as more top leaders pushed for action and answers.

05/01/2013

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