NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent governors to his will for more than 20 years as one of the state's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking millions in payoffs and kickbacks.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, which means he could begin his two-year prison sentence by Feb. 9.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement.
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Venice's mayor and more than 30 other people were arrested Wednesday in a sweeping corruption scandal in which politicians are accused of financing election campaigns with some 25 million euros ($34 million) in bribes from the consortium building underwater barriers to protect the lagoon city from flooding.
Hamilton Township is New Jersey's 9th largest town and its mayor is now facing corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says John Bencivengo surrendered Thursday to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with the township's school district.
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