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Bribery Archive



by Edmond Geary

White Collar crime investigation continues undercover

Once the province of drug distribution and mob investigations, the use of clandestine recordings and undercover informants is increasingly used by the feds in white collar crimes. Some of the Wall Street prosecutions have featured wire tap evidence.  Now added is investigation into payoffs in foreign countries. Investigation techniques by the F.B.I. into overseas bribes…

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by Edmond Geary

Another ricochet from the Blagojevich sweep

Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, has had his two jury trials in federal court for bribery and corruption.  Now federal prosecutors are mopping up with some of the others caught in the investigation of Blagojevich.  Now it’s William Cellini’s turn. Cellini is a power broker in Illinois state government.  His investment company, Capri,  made…

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by Edmond Geary

Feds shoot blanks in Alabama

A federal jury brought back verdicts in Alabama recently on an indictment charging 39 counts against 9 defendants with bribery.  After a two-year investigation by the F.B.I, two months of jury trial with evidence that included thousands of tape-recorded telephone conversations, and finally by a week of jury deliberations, the prosecution score was zero. No…

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by Edmond Geary

Feds investigate Muscogee Creek Tribe

When the F.B.I. investigates something, it is with the prospect of presenting their evidence in federal court.  That is likely what the F.B.I. had in mind when a dozen agents showed up in April, 2010, at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation headquarters in Okmulgee, a federal prosecution.  The F.B.I. has for the last year been conducting…

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by Edmond Geary

New York Police Chief Imprisoned

Bernard Kerik was on top of the world.  He had served gloriously as police commissioner of New York City for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.  Bernie was famous in his own right, often on television screens, sporting his trademark mustache and shaved head.  He was sent by President George Bush to reorganize the police force in Iraq. …

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by Edmond Geary

Congressman Sentenced for Bribery, Racketeering & Money Laundering

William Jefferson, former Congressman from New Orleans, was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for using his office to enrich himself and his family.  His sentence was less than the 27 years recommended by the U.S. Attorney.  He was convicted by a jury last August for bribery, racketeering and money laundering.  Some of his…

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