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 LIST OF PUBLIC CORRUPTION CASES
  
From:  www.Constitution.org

LIST OF PUBLIC CORRUPTION CASES

                          by Larry Becraft

    This list could be the source for many articles. In a brief,
you can make the statement that Congressmen are crooked, and then
footnote a variety of cases to support that proposition. Or, you
can say that IRS agents are criminals, and cite the ones noted
herein. You can cite the Nunan case as a example of a former IRS
Commissioner who was convicted of tax evasion.

    Please, put this list to use. (See "Official Oppression," 83
ALR 2d 1007). 

    1.  Congressmen
        
(a) United States v. Mitchell, 141 F. 666 (D. Or. 1905): Senator
Mitchell caught in land fraud scheme; although he died before
trial, Rep. John Williamson was convicted, but I found no appeal.
See related case, United States v. Booth, 148 F. 112 (D. Or. 1906).

(b) Burton v. United States, 202 U.S. 344, 26 S.Ct. 688 (1905):
Postmaster was causing trouble for a company who paid Sen. Burton
for help.

(c) May v. United States, 175 F.2d 994 (D.C. Cir. 1949):
Congressman convicted for taking bribes.

(d) Bramblett v. United States, 231 F.2d 489 (D.C. Cir. 1956):
Congressman convicted of false claims in employee kickback scheme.

(e) Curley v. United States, 160 F.2d 229 (D.C. Cir. 1947):
Congressman involved in WW II fraud scheme.

(f) United States v. Johnson, 383 U.S. 169, 86 S.Ct. 749 (1966):
Congressman convicted of conspiracy to defraud US; Congressman
Frank Boykin also convicted; see United States v. Johnson, 215
F.Supp. 300 (D.Md. 1963).

(g) United States v. Brewster, 408 U.S. 501, 92 S.Ct. 2531 (1972):
Sen. indicted and ultimately convicted of taking bribes; see
related case, United States v. Anderson, 509 F.2d 312 (D.C. Cir.
1974).

(h) United States v. Dowdy, 479 F.2d 213 (4th Cir. 1973): Rep.
convicted for taking bribes.

(i) United States v. Garmatz, 445 F.Supp. 54 (D. Md. 1977): Rep.
indicted for bribes. Today, the Federal Building in downtown
Baltimore is named after Garmatz.

(j) United States v. Helstoski, 576 F.2d 511 (3rd Cir. 1978); see
also United States v. Helstoski, 442 U.S. 477, 99 S.Ct. 2432
(1979): taking bribes.
         
(k) United States v. Passman, 460 F.Supp. 912 (W.D. La. 1978); same
case at 465 F. Supp. 736 (W.D. La., 1979): bribes.

(l) United States v. Diggs, 613 F.2d 988 (D.C. Cir. 1979): Rep.
convicted of fraud and false statements.
        
(m) United States v. Murphy, 642 F.2d 699 (2nd Cir. 1980): Abscam.
         
(n) United States v. Myers, 635 F.2d 932 (2nd Cir. 1980): Abscam.
         
(o) United States v. Myers, 692 F.2d 823 (2nd Cir. 1982): Abscam.
         
(p) United States v. Williams, 705 F.2d 603 (2nd Cir. 1983):
Abscam.
         
(q) United States v. Kelly, 707 F.2d 1460 (D.C. Cir. 1983): Abscam.
Also 748 F.2d 691 (D.C. Cir. 1984). 
         
(r) United States v. Jenrette, 744 F.2d 817 (D.C. Cir. 1984):
Abscam. Former husband of now famous TV star.

(s) related cases, United States v. Kim, 595 F.2d 755 (D.C. Cir.
1979): Hush money intended as bribes for Congressman. United States
v. Carson, 464 F.2d 424 (2nd Cir. 1972): Senator's aid convicted.

(t) United States v. Biaggi, 853 F.2d 89 (2nd Cir. 1988):
Congressman and bribes.

(u) United States v. Johnson, 337 F.2d 180 (4th Cir. 1964).

(v) United States v. Hansen, 772 F.2d 940 (D.C.Cir. 1985).

(w) United States v. Swindall, 971 F.2d 1531 (11th Cir. 1992):
representative convicted of false statements to grand jury.

    2.  High federal officials

(a) Fall v. United States, 49 F.2d 506 (D.C. Cir. 1931): Teapot
Dome scandal. See also Pan-American Petroleum & Transport Co.v.
United States, 273 U.S. 456, 47 S.Ct 416 (1927), and Mammoth Oil
Co. v. United States, 275 U.S. 13, 48 S.Ct. 1 (1927): leases
secured through scandal were held to be void.
         
(b) United States v. Hiss, 185 F.2d 822 (2nd Cir. 1950): Alger Hiss
the Commie.
         
(c) Baker v. United States, 401 F.2d 958 (D.C. Cir. 1968), and 430
F.2d 499 (D.C. Cir. 1970): Remember Bobbie Baker?
         
(d) United States v. Liddy, 542 F.2d 76 (D.C. Cir. 1976): Watergate
burglar Gordon Liddy, lately has appeared on Saturday Night Live
and currently a radio talk show host: "Radio Free D.C."
        
(e) United States v. Ehrlichman, 546 F.2d 910 (D.C. Cir. 1976):
Watergate.
         
(f) United States v. Barker, 546 F.2d 940 (D.C. Cir. 1976):
Watergate.
         
(g) United States v. Mardian, 546 F.2d 973 (D.C. Cir. 1976):
Watergate.
        
(h) United States v. Mitchell, 551 F.2d 1252 (D.C. Cir. 1976):
Watergate.
         
(i) United States v. Ehrlichman, 559 F.2d 31 (D.C. Cir. 1976):
Watergate. See also In re Krogh, 85 Wash.2d 462, 536 P.2d 578
(1975).
         
(j) Connelly v. United States, 249 F.2d 576 (8th Cir. 1957): DoJ
official.
         
(k) In re Olson, 818 F.2d 34 (D.C. Cir. 1987).

(l) United States v. Aaron Burr, 25 F. Cas. 49 (No. 14,692g)
(C.C.Va., 1807).

(m) United States v. Nofziger, 878 F.2d 442 (D.C. Cir. 1989):
Presidential aide.

(n) United States v. Secord, 726 F.Supp. 845 (D.D.C. 1989).

(o) United States v. North, 920 F.2d 940 (D.C.Cir. 1990).

(p) United States v. Poindexter, 951 F.2d 369 (D.C.Cir. 1991).

    3.  High state officials

(a) United States v. Addonizio, 451 F.2d 49 (3rd Cir. 1971):
Extortion by Newark, NJ, mayor.

(b) United States v. Hyde, 448 F.2d 815 (5th Cir. 1971): Alabama
Attorney General Richmond Flowers involved in bribery. See also 230
So.2d 519; 220 F.Supp. 293 (1963).
         
(c) United States v. Kenny, 462 F.2d 1205 (3rd Cir. 1972):
Extortion scheme involving NJ city and county officials.
         
(d) United States v. Isaacs, 493 F.2d 1124 (7th Cir. 1974):
Illinois Governor Otto Kerner and Revenue Dept. Director Isaacs
involved in racehorse bribery. 
         
(e) United States v. Braasch, 505 F.2d 139 (7th Cir. 1974): Chicago
cops engaged in extortion on grand scale. 
         
(f) United States v. Bush, 522 F.2d 641 (7th Cir. 1975): Mayor
Daly's Press Secretary had company that got city contracts;
convicted of mail fraud. 
         
(g) United States v. Mandel, 550 F.2d 1001 (4th Cir. 1977) and 591
F.2d 1347 (4th Cir. 1979): Maryland Governor's RICO conviction.
         
(h) United States v. Caldwell, 544 F.2d 691 (4th Cir. 1976): West
Virginia's State Treasurer was bribed to get state funds deposited
in banks.
         
(i) United States v. Scott, 587 F.2d 889 (7th Cir. 1978); also 472
F.Supp 1073 (N.D.Ill., 1979), aff'd at 618 F.2d 109 (7th Cir.
1980); also 660 F.2d 1145 (7th Cir. 1981): Illinois Attorney
General convicted of tax crimes.
         
(j) United States v. Cerilli, 603 F.2d 415 (3rd Cir. 1979): Penn.
DoT officials extorted money from private equipment vendors for
political contributions.
         
(k) United States v. Jannoti, 673 F.2d 578 (3rd Cir. 1982): Pres.
of Philly City Council and another convicted of racketeering. 
         
(l) United States v. Blanton, 700 F.2d 298 (6th Cir. 1983), vacated
at 703 F.2d 981 (6th Cir. 1983), aff'd at 719 F.2d 816 (6th Cir.
1983): Tenn. Governor.

(m) State ex rel Leech v. Wright, 622 S.W.2d 807 (Tenn. 1981).
         
(n) United States v. Burgin, 621 F.2d 1352 (5th Cir. 1980):
Mississippi state senators.

(o) United States v. Barry, 938 F.2d 1327 (D.C. Cir. 1991): DC
Mayor Barry's conviction for drug offenses.

(p) United States v. Hall, 536 F.2d 313 (10th Cir. 1976): Governor
of Oklahoma and bribes.

(q) United States v. Silvano, 812 F.2d 754 (1st Cir. 1987): City
budget director.

(r) United States v. Barber, 668 F.2d 778 (4th Cir. 1982): State
A.B.C. Commissioner.

(s) United States v. Margiotta, 688 F.2d 108 (2nd Cir. 1982): party
leader.

(t) United States v. Brown, 540 F.2d 364 (8th Cir. 1976): City
building commissioner.

(u) United States v. Keane, 522 F.2d 534 (7th Cir. 1975): City
alderman.

(v) United States v. Staszcuk, 502 F.2d 875 (7th Cir. 1974): City
alderman.

(w) United States v. Classic, 35 F.Supp. 457 (E.D. La. 1940):
Election Commissioner.

(x) United States v. Odom, 736 F.2d 104 (4th Cir. 1984): Sheriff.

(y) McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350, 107 S.Ct. 2875 (1987):
State insurance folks; dissent has cites to other corruption cases.

(z) Evans v. United States, __ U.S. __, 112 S.Ct. 1881 (1992):
County Comm. in GA.

(aa) United States v. Davis, 967 F.2d 516 (11th Cir. 1992): Ala.
legislators convicted of taking bribes.

(bb) Shushan v. United States, 117 F.2d 110 (5th Cir. 1941): La.
parish levee board member.

(cc) United States v. Keane, 522 F.2d 534 (7th Cir. 1975): Chicago
alderman.

(dd) United States v. Frumento, 563 F.2d 1083 (3rd Cir. 1977):
racketeering by state revenue dept. (smuggling cigarettes).

(ee) United States v. Angelilli, 660 F.2d 23 (2nd Cir. 1981): Big
Apple corruption.

(ff) Hunt v. Alabama, Dec. 93:

    4.  Judges
         
(a) Slade v. United States, 85 F.2d 786 (10th Cir. 1936): Judge
bribed juror to acquit a defendant; judge convicted of bribery.  
         
(b) United States v. Manton, 107 F.2d 834 (2nd Cir. 1939): Court of
Appeals judge involved in bribes to influence decisions.
        
(c) McDonald v. Alabama, 57 Ala. App. 529, 329 So.2d 583 (1975):
sex for leniency.
         
(d) United States v. Campbell, 684 F.2d 141 (D.C. Cir. 1982):
traffic tickets, judge and gratuity.
         
(e) United States v. Murphy, 768 F.2d 1518 (7th Cir. 1985):
Greylord.
         
(f) United States v. Hollaway, 778 F.2d 653 (11th Cir. 1985): Two
Mobile state court judges.
         
(g) United States v. LeFevour, 798 F.2d 977 (7th Cir. 1986):
Greylord.
         
(h) United States v. Claiborne, 765 F.2d 784 (9th Cir. 1985); see
Harry's vindication, State Bar of Nevada v. Claiborne, 756 P.2d 464
(Nev. 1988).

(i) United States v. Nixon, 816 F.2d 1022 (5th Cir. 1987); habe at
881 F.2d 1305 (5th Cir. 1989): U.S. District Judge convicted of
bribery.

(j) United States v. Conn, 769 F.2d 420 (7th Cir. 1985): Greylord.

(k) United States v. Devine, 787 F.2d 1086 (7th Cir. 1986):
Greylord.

(l) United States v. Holzer, 816 F.2d 304 (7th Cir. 1987):
Greylord.

(m) United States v. Reynolds, 821 F.2d 427 (7th Cir. 1987):
Greylord.

(n) United States v. Glecier, 923 F.2d 496 (7th Cir. 1991):
Greylord.

(o) United States v. Hastings, 681 F.2d 706 (11th Cir. 1982): This
was pre-trial appeal, and later Alcee won criminal case. Is now a
member of Congress.

(p) United States v. Kahaner, 317 F.2d 459 (2nd Cir. 1963): State
judge and former AUSAs.

 
     5. I.R.S. and Other Federal Agents

(a) Smiler v. United States, 24 F.2d 22 (5th Cir. 1928): Bribe.
         
(b) Delaney v. United States, 199 F.2d 107 (1st Cir. 1952): Bribe.
         
(c) United States v. Nunan, 236 F.2d 576 (2nd Cir. 1956): Former
IRS Commissioner convicted of tax evasion.
         
(d) United States v. Umans, 368 F.2d 725 (2nd Cir. 1966): Bribe.
         
(e) United States v. Barash, 412 F.2d 26 (2nd Cir. 1969): Bribe.
         
(f) United States v. Polansky, 418 F.2d 444 (2nd Cir. 1969): Bribe.

(g) United States v. Greenberg, 445 F.2d 1158 (2nd Cir. 1971): IRS
agent and bribes.

(h) United States v. Weiser, 428 F.2d 932 (2nd Cir. 1969): IRS
agent and bribes.

(i) United States v. Lipton, 467 F.2d 1161 (2nd Cir. 1972): IRS
agent and bribes.

(j) United States v. Lanci, 669 F.2d 391 (6th Cir. 1982): FBI agent
and bribes.

(k) United States v. Miller, 874 F.2d 1255 (9th Cir. 1989): FBI
agent giving documents to Soviets.

(l) United States v. Gorman, 807 F.2d 1299 (6th Cir. 1986): AUSA
convicted of taking gratuities.

(m) Glasser v. United States, 315 U.S. 60, 62 S.Ct. 457 (1942):
AUSA and bribes. 

(n) Attalallah v. United States, 955 F.2d 776 (1st Cir. 1992):
customs agents killed for $700,000.

(o) United States v. Mangan, 575 F.2d 32 (2nd Cir. 1978): crooked
IRS agent.

(p) United States v. Johnson, 398 F.2d 29 (7th Cir. 1968): IRS
agent guilty of defrauding by filing false returns.

(q) United States v. Morales, 11 F.3d 915 (9th Cir. 1993): IRS
agent and bribe.

    6. Prosecutorial misconduct.

(a) United States v. OMNI International Corp., 634 F.Supp. 1414
(D.MD. 1986): Prosecutor Elizabeth Trimble and Special Agents
fabricated evidence and a case was dismissed. 

(b)      United States v. Burnside, 824 F.Supp. 1215 (N.D. Ill.
1993),  United States v. Andrews, 824 F.Supp. 1273 (N.D.Ill. 1993):
El Rukn cases. US v. Boyd, ... Noah Robinson, 9-20-93: same. 

(c) United States v. Demjanjuk, 518 F.Supp. 1362 (N.D.Ohio 1981),
aff'd, 680 F.2d 32 (6th Cir. 1982). Demjanjuk v. Petrovsky, 776
F.2d 571 (6th Cir. 1985). Demjanjuk v. Meese, 784 F.2d 1114
(D.C.Cir. 1986). Demjanjuk v. Petrovsky, 10 F.3d 338 (6th Cir.
1993): OSI misconduct.

(d) The Inslaw affair: Cases dealing with DoJ theft of Promis
software.
    1. In re Inslaw, Inc., 76 B.R. 224 (Bkrtcy., D.D.C. 1987).
    2. In re Inslaw, Inc., 88 B.R. 484 (Bkrtcy., D.D.C. 1987).
    3. United States v. Inslaw, Inc., 113 B.R. 802 (D.D.C. 1989).
    4. Inslaw, Inc. v. Thornburgh, 753 F.Supp. 1 (D.D.C. 1990),
rev., United States v. Inslaw, Inc., 932 F.2d 1467 (D.C.Cir. 1991).
    5. In re Inslaw, Inc., 885 F.2d 880 (D.C.Cir. 1989).

(e) LaRouche: In re Caucus Distributors, Inc., 106 B.R. 890.


    7. Other interesting cases.

(a) United States v. Bakker, 925 F.2d 728 (4th Cir. 1991): Jim, the
evangelist, husband of Tammy Faye.

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