$620,000 bribe: Reps keep mum on Lawan’s probe

The House of Representatives has said that it will not make further comments on Mr. Farouk Lawan, its member at the centre of the $620,000 bribery allegation. Lawan headed the ad-hoc committee of the House, which conducted an investigation into the management of fuel subsidy funds in April 2012. The probe had uncovered how government...  [Read More...]

Luckie conviction latest in growing FBI crackdown on corruption

In just eight months, the Ohio House of Representatives has seen two of its lawmakers indicted, convicted and sentenced to years in prison for bribery and theft — felony activity that may have gone undetected had it not been for the FBI’s decision to assign five agents to dig into public corruption. Last week, former state Rep. Clayton Luckie, a Dayton Democrat, pleaded guilty to eight felony ...

Huawei and ZTE should be banned from US, says Intelligence Committee

Chinese mobile makers pose a threat to national security and should be banned from the US, says the US House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee. Apparently companies like Huawei and ZTE pose an espionage threat. The committee also accuses them of bribery, corruption, discriminatory behaviour and copyright infringement. It assumes any company dominating the smartphone market will also ...

Illinois House expels Democrat indicted for bribery

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday expelled a Democratic lawmaker indicted for bribery, the first member to be booted from the chamber since 1905. State House Representative Derrick Smith, who represents a staunchly Democratic district in Chicago, was arrested in March and charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe in exchange for endorsing a daycare ...

Illinois House expels Democrat indicted for bribery

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday expelled a Democratic lawmaker indicted for bribery, the first member to be booted from the chamber since 1905. State House Representative Derrick Smith, who represents a staunchly Democratic district in Chicago, was arrested in March and charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe in exchange for endorsing a daycare ...