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Boeing Subcontractor Admits to Role in Bribery Scheme

Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett, Washington, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to mail and wire fraud.



Former Boeing Procurement Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

Former Boeing Procurement Officer Deon Anderson, 47, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme.


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Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith Convicted of Bribery

A federal jury in Chicago on Tuesday convicted Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant.


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Alderman Downplays Bribery Allegations To Federal Investigators

The saga began Monday when KMOX revealed that alderman Sam Moore claims to have been offered $10,000 to keep quiet in the race.


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Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.


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Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.


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St. Louis Building Inspector Arrested on Bribery Charges

Anthony D. David allegedly accepted bribes amounting to more than $2,000 in cash.



Developer Sentenced in East St. Louis Bribery Case

Harold Clayton admitted trying to win favors on a multi-million dollar housing project.


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Democratic Illinois Lawmaker Charged with Accepting Bribe

State Rep. Derrick Smith allegedly accepted a $7,000 bribe to write a letter of support on behalf of a daycare center seeking state assistance.


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Quinn Joins Call for Rep. Smith to Resign

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has joined fellow Democrat Jesse White in calling for a state lawmaker charged with bribery to step down.



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