Articles Tagged With ‘Public Corruption’




San Miguel CSD bookkeeper charged with embezzlement

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed felony embezzlement charges on Tuesday against a former San Miguel Community Services District bookkeeper who allegedly embezzled $38,000 in district funds. [Cal Coast Times] Kallie Leighanne Johnson, 29, misappropriated and embezzled... (Continue reading)

Five people arrested in public corruption scheme

After discovering the Panoche Water District was illegally disposing of hazardous waste, a state audit was mounted that found widespread corruption and misuse of public funds. [Cal Coast Times] The California Attorney Generals Office announced Thursday that five current and... (Continue reading)

Former State Senator Ronald Calderon admits to taking bribes

Former Democratic California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge and admits in a plea agreement filed today that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official... (Continue reading)

Police chief, city attorney, manager among 7 charged with corruption

Riverside County prosecutors arrested seven Beaumont city officials last month including the chief of police, the city manager and the public works director for allegedly participating in an elaborate scheme that dates back more than two decades and cost taxpayers... (Continue reading)

Leland Yee sentenced to five years in prison

Former Democratic State Sen. Leland Yee received a five-year prison sentence for vote selling. Yee was arrested in 2014 after an FBI sting caught him promising votes and guns to an undercover agent who was funneling him contributions. [LA Times]... (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 an announcement by United States... (Continue reading)