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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

US: Corruption Unchained

US: Corruption Unchained
It’s becoming ever harder to go after corrupt politicians and lobbyists in the United States.
By , September 13, 2016 | http://www.theglobalist.com/united-states-political-corruption-lobbyists-supreme-court/

Takeaways

  • Corrupt lobbyists and politicians can feel at ease. Prosecuting them just became far more difficult.
  • The US, once an admirable leader of combating political corruption, has now fallen deep.
  • Mainstream US politicians from both political parties are content to accept money in politics in all forms.
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will not seek a new trial of the former Governor of the state of Virginia, Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell on charges of corruption.
A jury had found them both guilty in 2014 for receiving gifts of over $175,000 from a businessman. However, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions in a June 2016 ruling. http://www.theglobalist.com/united-states-political-corruption-lobbyists-supreme-court/

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