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Is public (corruption) taking over America? 2/15/14

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    Published on Feb 15, 2014

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    Over the past year, corruption of public offic

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    Published on Feb 15, 2014

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    Over the past year, corruption of public officials has been a trend, including in these five cases: In January, New York state lawmaker Eric Stevenson was found guilty of taking $22,000 in bribes regarding an adult day care center.

    In Virginia, former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are on trial for for accepting loans and gifts totalling $165,000 in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement company.

    Ex-Detroit, Mich.

    mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption, racketeering and bribery.

    In Baltimore, Md., 27 corrections officers were indicted for helping a prison gang manage a drug operation.

    Finally, California immigration official Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted for taking bribes in cash, sausage and egg rolls.

    RT's Perianne Boring digs deeper into the five corruption cases.



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