Articles Tagged With ‘bribe’




Former congressional staffer arrested for trying to extort pot shop

A former staff member for a United States congresswoman allegedly tried to extort $5,000 out of a Compton marijuana shop, which he claimed would be shut down if he was not paid the money. The... (Continue reading)

Cayucos man arrested for felony hit-and-run

San Luis Obispo police arrested a Cayucos man Thursday who allegedly hit a pedestrian and fled after failing to bribe the victim. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Anthony Walsh, 34, allegedly crashed his car into a... (Continue reading)

SLO driver hits pedestrian, offers bribe

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian and fled after failing to bribe the victim. [KSBY] Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, a car collided with an adult male at the... (Continue reading)

5 officials in Texas city arrested for corruption

All but one top official in Crystal City, Texas was arrested Thursday under a federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes and having city employees perform work at an illegal gambling facility, according to... (Continue reading)

Councilman admits taking $2.3 million bribe

In a case stemming from what is believed to be the largest bribe ever accepted by a public official in an undercover operation, a former member of the Moreno Valley City Council has agreed to... (Continue reading)

California state senator took bribes for aiding workers’ comp fraud

California Democratic State Senator Ronald Calderon accepted bribes from a Southern California hospital executive running a workers’ compensation scheme, as well as from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood executives, according to a sealed FBI... (Continue reading)

CMC guard sentenced for selling contraband

A California Men’s Colony guard who sold contraband to inmates was sentenced to 30 days in jail for accepting a bribe. Kevin Jon Venema, 50, pled guilty to one count of accepting a bribe. In... (Continue reading)

Ventura Homeland Security agent accused of taking bribes

A Ventura man and agent with the Department of Homeland Security surrendered to federal authorities after a grand jury on Wednesday indicted him and four others who allegedly participated in a long-running immigration fraud scheme... (Continue reading)

Mayor took bribes, headed to prison

The former mayor of the City of Cudahy, California was sentenced Tuesday to one year in federal prison for taking cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of a “medical marijuana” store in the... (Continue reading)