Tag Archives: scandal

Feds: We Found Gold Bars, Cash In Menendez’ Home

The Guardian reports: A search of the home of Senator Bob Menendez and his wife turned up $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash, federal prosecutors said. Menendez, the chair of the Senate committee on foreign relations, had previously been charged in New Jersey with accepting private flights, campaign contributions and other bribes from a wealthy patron in …

Read More »

Fox Host Begs Boebert To “Have Some Self-Restraint”

“She was caught on camera in compromising positions. She was thrown out of a Denver theater for snapping pictures during a show, vaping on patrons, and getting handsy with her boyfriend. To top it off, she gave the usher the middle finger salute as she was ushered out of the theater. “Boebert gets kicked out of the Denver theater, you …

Read More »

YouTube Suspends Monetization For Russell Brand

The Guardian reports: YouTube has suspended Russell Brand’s ability to earn money on the platform following allegations of rape and sexual assault in a massive hit to his finances. The video-sharing and social media site said it had suspended Brand’s channel from the YouTube partner programme after serious allegations against him, meaning his videos are no longer able to be …

Read More »

Boebert Claims It’s Over With Theater Man: He’s A Dem

TMZ reports: Rep. Lauren Boebert says it’s dunzo between her and the theater groping guy — saying the one-time private moment came and went … and it sounds like his politics might be at play. The Colorado congresswoman touched down in D.C. Monday to get back to work — and she chatted it up with a photog at the airport …

Read More »

Texas Senators Begin Deliberations For Second Day

The Associated Press reports: Deliberations in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ‘s impeachment trial carried into a second day Saturday as a jury of mostly Republican senators decide whether to convict one of their party’s most powerful figures on corruption charges. The ongoing talks behind closed doors fed a rare lack of assurance about how a vote might go in …

Read More »

Fox Fires Top Executive Over “Business Misconduct”

The Washington Post reports: Fox News has fired veteran executive John Finley after determining that he violated the company’s conduct standards. Finley, who helped develop many of the network’s biggest shows and had once been Sean Hannity’s executive producer, was put on leave from his role as executive vice president of development in recent weeks while an investigation was conducted …

Read More »

American Family Association VP Sues American Family Association For Alleged Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

Religion News Service reports: A former vice president of the American Family Association, a Mississippi-based conservative group that promotes “the biblical ethic of decency in American society,” has sued the religious-right group, accusing leaders of firing him after he reported alleged sexual harassment and financial irregularities. In a complaint filed Tuesday (Sept. 5), Robert Chambers [photo], former vice president of …

Read More »

Tory MP Resigns After Losing “Groping” Appeal

The BBC reports: Former Tory whip Chris Pincher has resigned his seat after losing his appeal against a proposed Commons suspension for drunkenly groping two men. It means the government will face another by-election. The Parliament’s standards committee found the Tamworth MP groped two men at London’s Carlton Club. It described his “completely inappropriate” behaviour as an “abuse of power”. …

Read More »

Thomas Discloses Three Trips Paid For By Harlan Crow

The Hill reports: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has disclosed three trips he accepted from billionaire Harlan Crow last year, according to documents made public Thursday. Thomas has denied any wrongdoing in accepting the trips, two of which were to Dallas and one to Keese Mill, N.Y. His new financial disclosure form also includes supplemental information about a 2014 real …

Read More »

Matt Schlapp Accused Of Hitting On More Young Men

The Washington Post reports: A senior board member of the parent organization behind the prominent Conservative Political Action Conference who resigned on Friday urged an independent investigation into additional allegations of sexual misconduct against Chairman Matt Schlapp. Earlier this year, Schlapp was sued for alleged sexual battery and defamation by a Republican campaign operative who claimed that the CPAC leader …

Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Accused Of Ordering Vote Tampering

Reuters reports: Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faced mounting legal pressure on Friday, as police probed his personal finances and communications while a jailed former aide mulled testifying about his role in a Rolex-peddling scheme allegedly masterminded by the ex-president. On Thursday morning, in a televised congressional probe into the Jan. 8 insurrection, a computer programmer told lawmakers that Bolsonaro …

Read More »

REPORT: Project Veritas Founder Faces Criminal Probe

The Nation reports: James O’Keefe, the founder and until this past February CEO of the right-wing nonprofit Project Veritas, is currently under investigation by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. While the exact nature of the investigation is not yet public, the timing would suggest that it relates to O’Keefe’s alleged financial improprieties during his tenure as the group’s chairman …

Read More »

Austrian Ex-Chancellor Charged In Corruption Probe

Bloomberg News reports: Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was formally charged with providing false testimony to a parliamentary committee investigating government corruption. White collar investigators at Austria’s Justice Ministry said Friday that Kurz could face as many as three years in jail if found guilty, according to an emailed statement. Authorities had been probing statements made by Kurz in relation …

Read More »

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Over Faked Resume

The Associated Press reports: Tennessee pastor Willie McLaurin, who leads the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, resigned Thursday from his position as interim president and chief executive after it came to light that he presented false information about his educational qualifications on his resume. The Executive Committee’s hiring team was considering McLaurin as a candidate to permanently replace former chief …

Read More »

Former TN Senator Who Tried To Legalize Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Gets 21 Months On Finance Charges

The Washington Examiner reports: A former Tennessee state senator was given a 21-month prison sentence Friday for violating campaign finance laws. Brian Kelsey, 45, pleaded guilty to concealing the transfer of $91,000 from his state Senate campaign and $25,000 from a nonprofit group into a national political organization that went on to fund ads for his failed bid for the …

Read More »

Brett Favre Loses Appeal In Mississippi Welfare Lawsuit

The Associated Press reports: The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not remove former NFL quarterback Brett Favre as a defendant in a civil lawsuit that seeks to recover millions of dollars of misspent welfare money meant to help some of the poorest people in the United States. A panel of three justices issued a brief ruling Wednesday, denying an …

Read More »

Feds Investigate FL Education Dept For Bid-Rigging

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A federal grand jury is investigating allegations of bid-rigging involving Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Department of Education, charter school operators and the control of a small North Florida school district. Federal authorities issued a subpoena to the Jefferson County School District in June seeking communications between district officials, charter school lobbyists and former top officials in …

Read More »

Lurid Details Emerge In Giuliani Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The Daily Beast reports: Rudy Giuliani was caught on audio tape spewing vulgar comments toward a woman who has since accused him of sexual harassment and sexual abuse, according to new transcripts filed in New York Supreme Court by lawyers for his accuser. Noelle Dunphy sued the former New York City mayor for $10 million in May, filing a 70-page …

Read More »

Pentagon: Possible Breach Of FBI Communications

Forbes reports: The Pentagon is investigating what it has called a “critical compromise” of communications across 17 Air Force facilities by one of its engineers, according to a search warrant obtained by Forbes. The document also details evidence of a possible breach of FBI communications by the same employee, who worked at the Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee. The …

Read More »

Casino Mogul And Former RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn To Pay $10M Workplace Sexual Misconduct Fine

The Associated Press reports: Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s long legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators over claims of workplace sexual misconduct is expected to end Thursday with a settlement calling for him to pay a $10 million fine and cut virtually all ties to the industry he helped shape in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Commission was scheduled to meet …

Read More »