Corruption

Oct 9, 2009
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April 15, 2007 Howard Hughes in the 1940s with his new Boeing Army Pursuit Plane in Inglewood, California. In the early years of the Nixon presidency, billionaire Howard Hughes bribed Nixon with $100,000 in cash. When Hughes's secret lobbyist Larry O'Brien became Democratic...
Oct 9, 2009
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Dec. 1, 2003 Updated Jan. 25, 2006 Father John Geoghan Father John Geoghan sexually molested young boys for over three decades with the full knowledge of the Archdiocese of Boston. By the time Cardinal Bernard Law got around to having him defrocked in 1993, Geoghan had become...
Oct 9, 2009
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Jan 25, 2003 Antoinette Frank The psychiatrist who interviewed Antoinette Frank for the New Orleans Police Department said she was too emotionally unstable to become a police officer. He was right, but she was hired anyway. She proved to be a lousy cop and then she turned...
Oct 9, 2009
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Map of St. Robert Missouri area Rising from the hills of the Ozarks in south central Missouri, Saint Robert, a hamlet of 1,500 residents, had the appearance of a prototypical small town in rural America. But looks can be deceiving. With the Army's sprawling training center...
Oct 9, 2009
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South Kansas City Blast Site Five innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words, and won the Missouri Bar Association's annual "Excellence in Legal Journalism...
Oct 9, 2009
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  These photos of whites torturing and lynching black men present a side of U.S. history that most history books ignore. They provide one of the many reasons why blacks (and Indians) hold a different view of U.S. history than whites. Notice the carnival atmosphere...
Oct 9, 2009
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For years, the Catholic brother in charge of a Kansas City home for developmentally disabled men had embezzled his way to a fortune. When the board of directors found out, its cover-up – with the help of The Kansas City Star – was as bold as the theft.  by J. Patrick O'...
Oct 9, 2009
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Lt. Charles S. Becker The shocking story of a corrupt New York City police lieutenant who was sent to the electric chair by a politically ambitious prosecuting attorney.  The story of Lt. Charles S. Becker is a compelling story of corruption and betrayal, ambition and...
Oct 9, 2009
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The deadly occupation of convenience store employee and how the convenience store industry is fighting to prevent the implementation of federal rules that would make those jobs safer. by Bonnie Bobit Other than the job of police officer, which job category would you say is...
Oct 9, 2009
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US President Andrew Johnson The U.S. Senate has sat as a court of impeachment in the following cases: William Blount, senator from Tennessee; charges dismissed for want of jurisdiction, January 14, 1799. John Pickering, judge of the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire;...

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