bribery

Who Owns Your Candidate?

Who Owns Your Candidate?

It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections. The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve […]

Former FBI Agent Charged With Conspiracy to Bribe a Public Official

Former FBI Agent Charged With Conspiracy to Bribe a Public Official

An ex-FBI agent named Robert Lustyik along with 2 other men from Connecticut named Johannes Thaler and Rizve Ahmed were charged for their alleged roles in a bribery scheme to dig up confidential information about a key figure in Bangladeshi politics, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said Friday. The accusation is that Rizve Ahmed […]