Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., as he entered court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
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February 20, 2013 The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson was accused of using $750,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses and to buy things such as a $43,000 watch and a hat once worn by Michael Jackson.
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May 24, 2012 Political scientists have long noted the propensity for self-dealing among politicians in out-of-sight, out-of-mind state capitals like Albany, NY and Springfield, Ill. After comparing federal corruption convictions of state officials and the relative isolation of state capitals, two researchers found a strong correlation.
In a video by Our Mexico of the Future, child actors play police, criminals and other adult roles, with the goal of highlighting the challenges facing Mexico.
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April 12, 2012 A realistic and fast-paced "mockumentary" shows violence and corruption in Mexico — portrayed exclusively by child actors. The video, which challenges politicians to improve life in Mexico, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since it was posted on YouTube Monday.
October 5, 2011 The defendants have pleaded not guilty. They're accused of taking or paying kickbacks for allegedly steering Army Corps of Engineers contracts to a technology company.
July 14, 2011 Colombian police have made arrests to break up what officials say is a circle of crooks who stole as much as $568 million from the directorate of taxes and customs.
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March 31, 2011 Paying bribes should be legal — but accepting them should be illegal, an Indian economist argues. That would give people who are forced to pay bribes an incentive to blow the whistle on corrupt officials.
January 13, 2011 Edwin Edwards, one Louisiana's most colorful and corrupt governors, left prison for a halfway house. He was known for epic corruption the line: "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."
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