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  • Bribery deal on live broadcast

    Show TV exposes two government employees, one of them a senior official in the prime minister's office, accepting bribes in a live broadcast. The corrupt officials were filmed by secret cameras as they negotiated with a journalist posing as a businessman anxious to strike a deal. The bribe-takers agreed to help secure state funding for a tourism project in return for payments of more than $140,000, and were arrested by plain-clothes policemen after they promised to help the bogus businessman to get his hands on government funds.
  • Gunning For Eddie

    The New Times reports on the saga of former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash, who evaded prosecution for murder, arson and drug dealing. Nash walked away from a conviction in the high-profile Wonderland Avenue murder trial -- twice -- but in 1997 a former business partner admitted to involvement in bribing a jury member. At the time the article was written Nash was awaiting trial under the RICO act.
  • The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Schreiber and the Anatomy of a Scandal

    Cameron and Cashore tell the inside story of a "notorious middleman and arms dealer, Karlheinz Schreiber, and his connections to elite circles of power in Germany, Canada and all over the world." The book reveals that Schreiber was a key player in the party finance scandal that discredited the former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl. The coauthors shed light on the police findings that led to the arrest of the businessmen, and find letters and bank records that document Schreiber's tireless dealmakings. Schreiber was charged with tax evasion and bribery. In fact the scope "disguised web of power and money" was much larger, including shameless political influence and pressure on media coverage.
  • The Shame Of Boxing

    The Nation details corruption in the boxing industry that leads to bribery, rigged fights, empty commissions, meaningless rankings and physical danger for the boxers. Boxing is the only sport where the same interest can promote both sides, creating an upper echelon of power and money, television and casino interests, while the boxers themselves are left out of the loop. Newfield suggests a Boxer's Bill of Rights that would protect boxers and redeem this corrupt sport.
  • Death by Chopper; High-flying crime

    Seattle Weekly investigates fair-business law violations by Boeing, the world's biggest plane maker. The first story reveals that the corporation was accused of hiding flawed parts on U.S. military choppers, which the government says led to at least one fatal crash. The second story summarizes the claims against Boeing over the last two decades: illegally selling technology to overseas companies, trafficking, involvement in a major military contract-procurement scandal, bribery, and breach of supply contracts. "Boeing's latest fine sends its corporate rap sheet soaring to $100 million in the last three years," Anderson reports. Though the company has admitted some of its export law violations, it claims that "it's a mistake to think of Boeing and corruption in the same sentence," according to a quote by the vice-president of the corporation.
  • Organized Crime in Phoenix (several differnet stories)

    This file contains 10 distinct crime stories all relating to organized crime in the Phoenix area. It includes Sammy "the Bull" Gravano's drug dealing, Operation Second Hand, Gangs using attorneys to smuggle contraband into jails, the New Mexican Mafia, and the bribing of public officials in the building of Turf Paradise horse track
  • The Great Minnow Hunt

    "The FBI's 20-month investigation of corruption at the San Francisco Housing Authority seems to have netted one minnow as sharks swam free. Last summer, in what seems to herald the end of a federal investigation of the Housing Authority, a federal jury found a mid-level housing manager guilty of taking bribes to provide subsidized housing certificates to people who were ineligible to receive them. But transcripts of FBI interviews with the prosecution s chief witness, sworn depositions in a whistleblower lawsuit, exhibits in the housing manager's trial, and a HUD inspector general's reporter all suggest that high-ranking city officials and a longtime s associates of Mayor Willie Brown had knowledge of, or were involved in, the bribery conspiracy."
  • Gratuities Included

    The Village Voice looks into the world of bribery in New York City. The Department of Investigation provides the basis for such reports. The Voice finds that "real-estate types lead the pack" when it comes to bribes.
  • A builder's life

    The Bee tells the story of John Bonadello, a wealthy developer who built his fortune from the bottom up. A federal jury charged Bonadello with racketeering, bribery, money laundering, witness tampering and mail fraud in the FBI's Operation Rezone investigation in 1998, almost 50 years after he started his business of acquiring and building homes in Fresno.
  • Those Were Our Children

    ABC News 20/20 reports "an investigation of the sale of truck drivers' licenses in exchange for campaign contributions to the campaign of the man who is now Governor of the state of Illinois, George Ryan. The Reverend Scott Willis and his wife Janet lost six children, all burned alive in a horrific accident ... the Willis' questions about the accident and the qualifications of the truck driver would begin to expose a major political scandal in the state of Illinois that would affect highway safety across the country.... centered on allegations that state employees were exchanging truck driving licenses for bribes and campaign contributions from trucking companies and truck driving schools....