Devin Nunes

A federal court in Virginia dismissed Congressman Devin Nunes’ RICO claims against research firm Fusion GPS, finding he failed to show he was directly injured by the defendant acting with the Campaign For Accountability, which made an ethics complaint against him, or that the firm’s creation of a “dossier” about him directly harmed his business as a U.S. representative.

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Ohio Utility Can’t Dodge Claims Tied to Lawmaker Bribery Scandal

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that proposed energy surcharges included in Ohio legislation now tainted by the arrest of former House Speaker Larry Householder are a concrete injury that grants standing for residents to pursue racketeering claims against FirstEnergy Corporation.

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L.A. Corruption

A Southern California developer agreed to pay $1.2 Million to resolve a criminal probe into its relationship with ex-L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, who was indicted on racketeering charges. The developer admitted it made $75,000 in pollical contributions in exchange for a reduction of the affordable housing requirement for one of its real estate projects.

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RICO

A federal RICO class action accuses the International Union United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers, and FCA fka Chrysler Group of “conspiring in a bribery scheme to defraud plaintiffs out of wages, benefits and seniority,” by providing by millions of dollars in prohibited payments and things of value to union officers in exchange for concessions and advantages in negotiations.

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