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Federal, D.C. officers cleared in fatal shooting of Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis

The U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that prosecutors have cleared all local and federal police officers who shot at the Navy Yard gunman, including two who inflicted fatal wounds that ended Aaron Alexis’s… 81 more words

Former Mayor, Family Members Sentenced for 'Pay to Play' Bribes

(HOUSTON) – A former Texas mayor and three of his family members were sentenced Monday for convictions related to the creation of a “pay to play” public contracting system… 388 more words

Texas

Jesup brother and sister arraigned on federal charges

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) – Authorities said Friday that a brother and sister from Jesup, Ga. could face serious time after using less-than-legal means to get a big refund from the government. 347 more words

BREAKING: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday.

Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during… 196 more words

Politics

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. 148 more words

Societal

BNP Paribas Fined $8.8 Billion

MANHATTAN (CN) – The French bank BNP Paribas on Monday agreed to pay $8.8 billion for conspiring to process transactions through the U.S. financial system for Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. 298 more words

Societal