Three Republican state senators are calling for increased criminal penalties for lawmakers convicted of taking bribes under state law, a move that comes as two Democratic colleagues face federal corruption charges.
Hewlett-Packard Co. and its Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries agreed Wednesday to pay $108 million in penalties to settle criminal and civil charges of paying bribes and illegal commissions to secure foreign government contracts.
Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to perjury and extortion charges, will be serving time in county jail, after an appeal to a judge was denied on Friday.
A California farming town was grappling Wednesday with a profound violation of trust after learning the acting police chief and a handful of officers were charged with selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents and other crimes.
Six King City police officers and a civilian were arrested Tuesday after an investigation into the distribution of hundreds of impounded cars and other criminal acts within the Police Department, a prosecutor said.
A Hayward police officer has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a woman who was suspected of forging prescriptions, authorities said.
After serving five years in federal prison for bribery and extortion, KPIX 5 has learned that former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew has been released and is living in a halfway house in the city’s Tenderloin district.
Prosecutors say a former director at San Francisco State University and a local vendor are facing a total of 246 felony charges in connection with an alleged bribery scheme on campus.
Federal officials on Monday charged the former head of the nation’s largest pension fund and one of his business associates with falsifying documents and other charges in a long-running influence peddling and bribery investigation.
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.