Browsing: Corruption


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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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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Former prosecutor-turned-lobbyist Gary Husk has been charged with eight felonies in an alleged campaign-contribution scheme. “In the course of a separate high-profile investigation, prosecutors discovered that over more than four years Gary Husk and his company directed its employees and in some cases, their spouses, to make contributions to various political campaigns with the promise of reimbursement.” Phoenix New Times has the story.

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