HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy may be freed this year after being resentenced to 70 months in prison for making a campaign contribution to Alabama’s former governor in exchange for a seat on a state hospital board.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , in a second day of testimony in his second political corruption trial, denied that his signing of a bill was tied to an expected $100,000 campaign contribution.
Bank of America Corp. is impeding an investigation of its loan modification practices by negotiating settlements with borrowers who must agree to keep them secret and not criticize the bank in exchange for cash payments and loan relief, Arizona officials say.
Rod Blagojevich , the ex-Illinois governor on trial for the second time for alleged political corruption, denied some of the charges against him in a day of testimony sprinkled with celebrity references.
Lyman Hall, the Georgia delegate to the Second Continental Congress, is trying to resolve his dilemma. His constituents are opposed to independence from Great Britain, which is why he initially voted “no.” Then Hall recalls something Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said, “that a representative owes the people not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion.” He changes Georgia’s vote for independence to “yes.” The rest is history.
Paul Magliocchetti , the lobbyist charged last month with using intermediaries to skirt U.S. campaign-contribution limits, will change his not guilty plea at a hearing set for Sept. 24, according to the court docket.
Mike Toomey, Bill Burton and Edward Conard: Each of these men is a close ally of one of the would-be next presidents of the United States. All three insist they have no involvement in their close associates’ campaigns.