The son of one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel testified that former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s chief bodyguard worked for them. The bodyguard was one of several top military figures that received large cash bribes in exchange for favors and information.
The New York Times smeared U.S. Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers with a misleading tweet that indicated hundreds of employees had been arrested for accepting bribes and other forms of corruption. Of the approximately 60,000 agency employees less than 500 were charged with crimes over a two year period — only 30 of those involved charges of corruption.
State authorities in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, arrested a former border city official on extortion and organized crime charges. The same official is also under federal investigation for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 1100 bulletproof vests.
A federal judge in Arizona sentenced a former Border Patrol to seven and a half years in prison for his role in helping smuggle marijuana into Arizona. The agent received bribes for assisting in the smuggling effort.
A Mexican court sentenced two police officers from the city of Saltillo to prison for their role in a string of armed robberies and rapes. The attacks occurred as the cops claimed to be carrying out police raids. The victims in all of the cases were underage teen females ranging from 12-17 years of age; they were raped at gunpoint.
The Senate Ethics Committee announced a finding on Thursday evening that New Jersey Senator Robert Mendez (D-NJ) violated federal law and Senate rules by accepting unreported gifts from a friend and political ally. The committee said Menendez then used the power of his office to assist the friend. The New Jersey Democrat avoided a conviction in a federal corruption trial in 2017.
A federal jury in San Antonio found Democrat Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti guilty on 11 charges of criminal fraud on Thursday. The conviction sent shockwaves through the capital and the senator’s hometown.
Jury selection began on Tuesday in the public corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen in a Newark, New Jersey federal court room. The trial is currently scheduled to begin on September 6.
U.S. District Judge William Walls denied a motion from convicted felon Dr. Salomon Melgen on Wednesday to postpone the public corruption trial in a New Jersey federal court in which he is a co-defendant along with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
The son of a former Mexican governor fears that U.S. authorities will arrest him when he is expected to travel to a San Antonio, Texas, courthouse for a hearing in connection with an asset forfeiture case.
A key defense witness in Dr. Salomon Melgen’s Medicare fraud trial was “stunned by [the] gap between Melgen, him, in number of tests ordered,” the Palm Beach Post reported of Dr. Dana Deupree’s testimony in a federal courtroom in Florida on Tuesday.
The small number of bribery and corruption cases by employees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could have a wider ranging impact on border security and immigration enforcement. The department’s 250,000 employees and vast law enforcement activities are about to be turned over to a new DHS Secretary who will have to address the emerging issue of official corruption.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed 15 additional corruption charges against the mayor and city manager of the south Texas town of Crystal City. The new charges include wire fraud, theft of services, and additional conspiracy charges.
DRISCOLL, Texas — The police chief in this small Texas community is under investigation for having allegedly taken drugs from the department’s evidence locker. During the investigation the chief has been placed on leave.
Fred Buenrostro, the former Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) was sentenced to 4.5 years in federal prison this week for what a U.S. District termed “a spectacular breach of trust.”
Dozens of National Health Service (NHS) officials with responsibility for deciding which drugs the service uses are also being paid as consultants by pharmaceutical firms, it has emerged, prompting the Ministry of Health to order an inquiry into the allegations.
Following FBI raid that shut down the city hall in Crystal City last week, as reported in Breitbart Texas, one member of City Council has resigned. Three other city leaders are now facing a recall election.
A multi-agency law enforcement task force raided and shut down the city hall building of the town of Crystal City, Texas, on Thursday. Five city officials and a Texas businessman were arrested on corruption charges.
Authorities have arrested the tax collector and three employees from this border county on multiple bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity, and official oppression charges. As with the multiple recent corruption cases along the border, the public officials have ties to the Democratic Party.
The county tax assessor, her staff and several other individuals have all been arrested in connection with a massive border corruption and embezzlement scheme linked to the theft of more $700,000 in taxpayer money. The charges include tampering with government records, theft by a public servant, forgery, organized criminal activity and more.
More public officials on the Texas border have pleaded guilty to public corruption charges. This time, a former Maverick County commissioner and justice of the peace pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery charges.
“Today, Aug. 18, 2015, I announce the arrests of the former Governor of the Virgin Islands, John P. DeJongh, Jr., and Julito Frances, former director of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority,” Walker told reporters in a press conference broadcast over local radio. “This morning both men were advised of their constitutional rights before a Superior Court magistrate in the St. Thomas district. Both men were arrested on two counts: Embezzlement of public monies and neglecting to pay over public monies in violation of the Virgin Islands criminal code.”
Lawyer Abbe Lowell and the rest of Menendez’s defense team claim that FBI agent Gregory Sheehy’s statement to the grand jury that the August 2012 meeting was “all about Dr. Melgen” was untrue and that it “directly contradicted what the officials had told the FBI.”