Browsing: Corruption


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Imagine the horrific scenario. Members of a football team in a small community are involved in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old high school girl at an alcohol-drenched party. The intoxicated victim can’t remember anything, but her attack is captured on video by other students with cell phones. Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Two Border Patrol agents received prison sentences for violating the civil rights of men they found trying to smuggle marijuana in southern Arizona five years ago. Agents Dario Castillo, 25, of Yuma, and Ramon Zuniga, age 31, of San Luis, were each sentenced to two years in prison, plus three years of supervision after they’re released. Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A corrupt Border Patrol agent was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for helping a drug-trafficking organization do its work. Former Agent Ivhan Daniel Herrera-Chiang actually got more prison time than his partner-in-crime Michael Lopez-Garcia, a former Arizona Department of Corrections employee who personally smuggled meth across the border, according to federal prosecutors. Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The last time we heard about Cocopah Police Chief James Spurgeon, he’d left his gun at the Yuma home of an “acquaintance,” and that gun was found by a 6-year-old kid. This weekend, Spurgeon was visiting the same woman at the same Yuma apartment complex, when they were confronted by another man. That man wound up dead. Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Former Arizona U.S. Congressman Rick Renzi was sentenced today to three years in prison following his June conviction on fraud and corruption charges. The sentence was a long time coming in this classic case of congressional corruption, but Renzi, a Republican, will finally be doing some hard time. Phoenix New Times has the story.

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