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Aug 19, 2014

Eric Garner's chokehold death could lead to charges against the NYPD, Staten Island DA says

Staten Island prosecutors said Tuesday they will present evidence to a special grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, the accused cigarette peddler put in a banned chokehold by an NYPD officer, to determine if criminal charges are warranted against t... #Al Sharpton #Loretta E Lynch

Aug 15, 2014

Rick Perry indicted for carrying out threat to veto funding

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his stat... #Texas #Rick Perry #U.S. Republican Party #Austin, TX #Tom DeLay #U.S. Democratic Party

Aug 12, 2014

No action on Edward Walsh case while FBI investigates, says DA Spota

District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday he won't look into allegations against Suffolk Sheriff's Lt. Edward Walsh while the FBI investigates the case but defended the ability of his office to handle public corruption cases. "The FBI has decided t... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Vincent DeMarco #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Aug 11, 2014

Edward Walsh probe turned over to FBI, Suffolk Sheriff DeMarco says

Suffolk Sheriff Vincent DeMarco confirmed Monday that an investigation into Edward Walsh, a correction lieutenant and Suffolk Conservative Party chairman, has been turned over to the FBI. DeMarco said he gave materials that were used to bring termina... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Vincent DeMarco #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY

Aug 01, 2014

Schneiderman tight-lipped on Moreland probe

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman remained tight-lipped Friday about a federal prosecutors look into a state anti-corruption commission other than to say he, unlike Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, hasnt hired an outside attorney to represent him in the matter... #Andrew Cuomo #Eric T. Schneiderman #U.S. Democratic Party #Preet Bharara

Aug 26, 2014

Perry files motion to dismiss charges

AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. In a 60-page motion file... #Texas #Rick Perry #U.S. Republican Party #New Hampshire #U.S. Democratic Party #Austin, TX

Aug 21, 2014

The nation in brief

McDonnell testifies in corruption trial RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen. McDon... #Virginia #Texas #New Hampshire #Rick Perry #Bob McDonnell #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 22, 2014

Perry's team will ask judge to end case

An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will file a motion seeking to stop the criminal case against the possible 2016 presidential candidate. Austin attorney David Botsford said Friday that Perry's defense team will attack the const... #Texas #Rick Perry #U.S. Republican Party #Austin, TX #New Hampshire

Aug 19, 2014

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

By NIGEL DUARA Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between prote... #Missouri #St. Louis, MO #U.S. Democratic Party

Aug 18, 2014

Court: No arrest warrant issued for Perry

An arrest warrant will not be issued for Gov. Rick Perry amid allegations that he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign. According to the Travis County District Court and CNN, Perry is not required to turn himself into ... #Missouri #St. Louis, MO #U.S. Democratic Party