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SANTA ANA, California – A former employee at California’s employment agency was sentenced today to 76 months in federal prison for taking more than $40,000 in kickbacks in exchange for causing his agency to issue over a half-million dollars in unemployment insurance checks to people who were not eligible. David Paul Holden, 31, of Corona, Read More »
RIVERSIDE, California – The former mayor of the City of Upland was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for his conviction on a federal bribery charge stemming from a $5,000 payment he accepted in exchange for helping a business obtain a conditional use permit from the city. John Victor Pomierski, 58, who resigned Read More »
Washington – Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was resentenced today to serve 78 months in prison for his role in bribery, conspiracy, fraud and obstruction of justice charges involving former HealthSouth CEO Richard M. Scrushy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. of the Middle District of Alabama and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Read More »
FRESNO, Calif. — Andrew Lucas, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison by Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii for accepting a bribe while a public official, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, from July through October 2010, as an electrician at Read More »
Officials Admit Taking Bribes from Person Who Wanted to Open Marijuana Store LOS ANGELES – The former mayor of the City of Cudahy and the former head of the City’s Code Enforcement Division agreed today to plead guilty to federal extortion and bribery charges for taking cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of Read More »
LOS ANGELES – The former mayor of the City of Rosemead, California, pleaded guilty to a one-count information in federal court this morning.
John Tran, 36, of Rosemead, pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge based on a series of payments he solicited and received from a property developer. The property developer is referred to as a cooperating informant (CI) because he later informed the FBI of Tran’s bribery scheme. Tran first approached the developer at Rosemead City Hall.
Shannon Gilliam, 29, of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania was charged by information, unsealed today, with bribery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Gilliam was employed as a Security Training Instructor with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and was assigned to the Philadelphia International Airport. Gilliam’s full-time responsibility was to conduct training for Transportation Security Officers Read More »
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that New York City Fire Department (“FDNY”) Supervising Inspector CARLOS MONTOYA pled guilty today to one count of bribery for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for taking official action to benefit day care centers in Brooklyn. He pled Read More »
Roger Farley, 53, of Centerville, Tennessee was sentenced on January 31, 2012, to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution for his part in a conspiracy involving fraudulent loans and bribery of a local bank’s loan officer, announced U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin. Farley had previously pleaded guilty Read More »
NEWARK, N.J. – A longtime construction official in the property maintenance department of the city of East Orange, N.J., was arrested this morning in East Orange by special agents of the FBI for allegedly taking a bribe from an East Orange property owner in exchange for his assistance in city government matters, U.S. Attorney Fishman Read More »