Tag Archives: scandal

NYC Speaker Quinn In Financial Scandal

The New York Post says the office of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been funneling money into sham organizations in order to later use the funds to reward those faithful to her. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s office hid millions of taxpayer dollars by allocating grants to phantom organizations as a way of holding the funds to ...

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Another Bush Crony Resigns In Disgrace

Alphonso Jackson, Bush’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development has resigned amid allegations he funneled housing contracts to Republican insiders. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, his tenure tarnished by allegations of political favoritism and a criminal investigation, announced his resignation amid the wreckage of the national housing crisis. He leaves behind a trail of unanswered questions about whether he tilted the ...

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Larry Craig Keeps His Word (For Once)

Sen. Larry Craig is retiring. For real real. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), encumbered by a scandal since last summer, did not file for reelection by his state’s deadline Friday, keeping a promise he made and officially marking the end of his congressional career. Craig’s political future has been in doubt since his arrest and guilty plea on disorderly conduct charges filed ...

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Was Wall Street Behind Spitzer’s Downfall?

The Sunday Times is speculating that Eliot Spitzer’s downfall might have been orchestrated by Wall Street bankers angry with Spitzer’s vigorous pursuit of white-collar criminals. Both of the banks that reported Spitzer’s money transfers (which proved to be payments to the Emperors VIP Club) had been the subject of investigations by Spitzer’s office. When the case against the one man ...

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Dina McGreevey: Stand By Yourself

“I wasn’t the first such person in this situation, and Ms. Wall Spitzer isn’t going to be the last. This will happen again. And when it does, let’s skip the psychoanalysis and judgments heaped on the wife. She’s not the elected official. Let him face the cameras on his own. “Let’s get away from this notion that an elected official’s ...

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Gone

Spitzer: “I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me. To every New Yorker, and to all those who believed in what I tried to stand for, I sincerely apologize. Over the course of my public life, I have insisted — I believe correctly — that people regardless of their position or power ...

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Spitzer To Resign

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will announce his resignation this morning. Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to resign and will begin notifying top state officials of his decision just after 9 a.m., The Post has learned. Word began circulating of his decision in state political circles just minutes ago, which came after what one source called “an agonizing night,” as ...

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The Sanctity Of Heterosexual Marriage

(Via – Dan Savage.)

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BREAKING: NY Gov. Spitzer To Reveal Involvement With Prostitution Ring

New York’s Democratic governor and friend of the gays, Eliot Spitzer, will hold a press conference today to reveal his involvement in a prostitution ring. Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning. Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early ...

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Gay Porn Star Ryan Idol
Named In Charity Scandal

Scandal has erupted around yet another gay porn star. John Katopodis, 61, former member of the city council of Birmingham, Alabama and “close friend” of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford (D), is being investigated by federal prosecutors for allegedly misusing over $1M in funds from a charity Langford created to provide computers to needy children. Katopodis is suspected of using the ...

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The Republican & The Rent Boy, Chapter 3

And the hits keep coming. Washington state Rep. Richard Curtis (R-La Center), whose voting record includes voting against gay domestic partners legislation and against a bill protecting gays from job discrimination, is the subject of a police investigation involving a male prostitute who is accused of attempting to blackmail the right-wing pol. Yesterday Curtis denied that he is gay, adding, ...

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Sex & Money Scandal At ORU

Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, has requested a leave of absence as allegations from all corners continue to roil his administration. Roberts’ wife Lindsey is said to have spent the night in an ORU guest house with an underaged male on nine occasions. She has also been photographed with an underaged male in her sports car 29 times. ...

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