| Jan 7, 2010
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor.
Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
| Jan 12, 2010
Baltimore's mayor-to-be Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake vowed Monday to re-examine the city's pension plan for elected leaders in the wake of outrage over Mayor Sheila Dixon's $83,000-a-year benefit and to strengthen ethics laws governing city officials....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
BEIJING -– Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The 64-year-old Bo, who had been the party secretary in Chongqing, has vowed to...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:18 PM
BEIJING — Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The unexpectedly harsh sentence is likely to be interpreted as a sign of just...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The city of Dixon has settled a lawsuit for $40 million against the auditors and bank that did not catch its treasurer's massive embezzlement that went on for more than two decades, officials said Wednesday.
The settlement was reached after a 17-hour...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:19 PM
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday threw out several embezzlement counts against three defendants in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case, but ruled they must stand trial on related charges of bribery and conspiracy....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has thrown out several embezzlement counts against three defendants in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case but ruled they must stand trial on related charges of bribery and conspiracy.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:19 PM
A former Arcadia police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to one count of grand theft by embezzlement after he surrendered to authorities, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.
Christian Eric Blesch, 36, is accused of using...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Usually it’s the school bully who steals lunch money from the kids.
But in Rialto, it’s allegedly the accountant hired to keep an eye on the lunch money.
When accountant Judith Oakes was arrested on suspicion of embezzling from the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:43 PM
The former president of California's biggest union local was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for stealing from his low-income members to finance an expensive lifestyle that included being married to two women at the same time....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, forced from his post when a salary scandal erupted in the small, middle-class town, is listed as a potential witness in the upcoming corruption trial of Angela Spaccia, once the second in command in the city.