Corruption

U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Callahan: U.S. Attorney’s First Priority ‘Should be Public Corruption’

As the Pine Lawn mayor fights back against federal extortion charges, the U.S. Attorney has a strong take on public corruption.

09/30/2014

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FBI Director Says Corruption, Crime Illinois Focus

FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Springfield that stopping violent crime and public corruption are priorities in the region.

08/06/2014

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Ex-Police Chief’s Corruption, Theft Trial Delayed

Anthony Umbertino was accused of using a city credit card to pay for a Hawaiian vacation as part of an estimated $38,000 in unauthorized charges.

06/23/2014

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Illinois Named Nation’s Fourth Most Corrupt State

Missouri did not make the top 10.

06/22/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Country Club Hills Officer Gets 1 Year for Trading DWI for Sex

A former Country Club Hills Police Officer is sentenced to 1 year in prison for giving an intoxicated woman a choice; arrest or sex.

12/20/2013

Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway

Former Kinloch Mayor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Keith Conway, 49, pleaded guilty Monday to submitting false employment records while at Dismas House, a St. Louis halfway house.

09/17/2013

Rod Blagojevich Makes A Statement Before Beginning 14-Year Prison Term

Blagojevich Appeals Convictions, Stiff Sentence

The lengthy filing comes more than two years after the Chicago Democrat’s retrial and 16 months after he entered a federal prison in Colorado.

07/16/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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Former East St. Louis Police Officer Sentenced

Officer stole Rolex watch.

09/22/2012

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan dodges cameras as he leaves federal court April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was found guilty in his corruption trial after ten days of deliberations.  (Getty/Tim Boyle)

Court Sends Back Former Illinois Gov. Ryan’s Appeal

George Ryan has served more than three years of his 6 1/2-year sentence.

04/30/2012

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