Bribery Committed by Conservatives and Republicans

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Displaying 23 Scandals
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  • Eric Ulrich [R-NY]
    Accepted over $150,000 in cash and gifts including premium NY Mets season tickets, a discounted beachfront apartment, a bespoke suit and a one-of-a-kind painting by an apprentice of Spanish surrealist Salvador DalĂ­ in exchange for helping his co-conspirators gain special access to top officials to get a leg up on various pet projects of theirs
    13 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg
  • Scott Jenkins [R-VA]
    Accepted cash bribes totaling $72,500 to circumvent concealed carry gun laws by giving people fake deputy credentials that allowed them to carry a concealed weapon in any state without a permit
    29 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Larry Householder [R-OH]
    Masterminded a bribery scheme that saw him illegally raking in a whopping $60 million from a state nuclear energy company that in turn was given a $1.3 billion taxpayer bailout for two struggling nuclear power plants it operated
    29 Jun 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Rick Johnson [R-MI]
    Accepted $110,200 in cash and other bribes including thousands of dollars' worth of sex with a prostitute and chartered flights from a businessman and two lobbyists in exchange for approving their medical marijuana business licenses during his time as chair of Michigan's marijuana licensing board
    06 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Robert Czernek [R-IL]
    Accepted over $280k in kickbacks from a local excavation company in exchange for approving over $700k in invoices for purported road work they never performed over an eight-year period
    14 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Laurie Smith [R-CA]
    Raked in thousands of dollars in illegal campaign donations and accepted gifts including a suite at an NHL game from wealthy donors in exchange for special treatment helping them obtain concealed weapons permits that her office was in charge of approving
    03 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Cade Cothren
    Created a fictitious consulting company along with state reps. Glen Casada and Robin Smith where they charged taxpayers $51,947 for official mailing services and hid his involvement in the scheme by submitting fake invoices to state officials and also paid Casada and Smith a bribe in exchange for their help in securing government approval for the fake consulting company to operate as an official state vendor
    23 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • Glen Casada [R-TN]
    Created a fictitious consulting company along with state rep. Robin Smith and his chief of staff where they charged taxpayers $51,947 for official mailing services and hid his involvement in the scheme by submitting fake invoices to state officials and also accepted bribes from his chief of staff in exchange for his help in securing government approval for the fake consulting company to operate as an official state vendor
    23 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • Robin Smith [R-TN]
    Accepted an illegal $24,000 bribe in exchange for pressuring other state lawmakers to contract with a fake consulting company the state speaker of the house secretly created
    07 Mar 2022
    She pled guilty to wire fraud and agreed to become a cooperating witness for the prosecution
  • TX Ken Paxton [R]
    Accepted thousands of dollars' worth of home remodeling and repairs in addition to securing employment for a woman he was having an affair with from wealthy real estate developer Nate Paul in exchange for investigating Paul's business adversaries and helping him settle a lawsuit in his favor
    11 Feb 2021
    According to an official complaint filed by seven of Paxton's top aides
  • Greg Lindberg
    Gave $1.5 million dollars in bribes to a North Carolina Insurance Commissioner in exchange for favorable treatment of his insurance company by state regulators and the firing of the deputy insurance commissioner
    19 Aug 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Mitchell Englander [R-CA]
    Accepted bribes during a lavish trip to Las Vegas which included $10k in cash, a free room, sex with an escort and a nearly $35,000 tab at a night club in exchange for directing major development projects to a prominent businessman in Los Angeles
    09 Mar 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    Accepted cash bribes totaling over $150,000 from the co-owner of orthodontic clinics in exchange for his efforts to help overturn a dental practices law he didn't like
    25 Jun 2019
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • North Carolina GOP Robin Hayes
    Tried to bribe the NC state insurance commissioner with a $1.5 million donation to his reelection bid and another $250k donation from the NC Republican party in exchange for favorable treatment for a business associate friend of his and then lied to the FBI when they confronted him
    02 Apr 2019
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Jim Harrison [R-SC]
    Accepted over $900,000 from a well-connected political consultant in exchange for acting in his client's interests in secret by not disclosing the true source of the funds as required by state law and later lied to a grand jury about it in an attempt to cover it up
    26 Oct 2018
    He was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months in prison
  • Rick Quinn Jr. [R-SC]
    Accepted over $4 million from lobbyists working on behalf of his father's consulting firm and then advocated on their behalf for legislation that would benefit them
    Dec 2017
    According to charing documents filed by state officials
  • Don Leeman [2020 NH GOP Candidate]
    Voted in a district he no longer resided in and later unsuccessfully tried to bribe a local Housing Authority employee into falsifying a letter to election officials that attested he had only temporarily moved out of the district in exchange for a donation to the county Housing Authority
    03 May 2017
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Jon Woods [R-AR]
    Directed roughly $600,000 in taxpayer money to a Christian college and another non-profit organization in exchange for a large financial payoff that was facilitated through a third-party consulting company who concealed the bribes
    01 Mar 2017
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Micah Neal [R-AR]
    Received a $38k bribe to funnel $600k in government funds to a private evangelical Christian college and another non-profit organization
    05 Jan 2017
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • David Lausman
    Took bribes including a free vacation to Thailand and a $11k luxury handbag from a military contractor when he was a captain in the Navy
    Jan 2016
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • John Bencivengo [R-NJ]
    Accepted $12,400 in cash bribes in exchange for helping a health insurance broker keep their contract with a local school district
    13 Mar 2013
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Bernard Kerik [R-NY]
    Accepted $255,000 worth of lavish home renovations and over $236,000 in rental payments from billionaire business developer Eitan Wertheimer in exchange for using his position as NYPD Commissioner to lobby on Wertheimer's behalf with city officials, failed to report the additional income on his federal taxes and lied to federal investigators when confronted about it
    18 Feb 2010
    He pleaded guilty to tax fraud and was sentenced to 4 years in prison
  • John Rowland [R-CT]
    Accepted free vacations and construction services at his vacation home valued at $107,000 in exchange for directing state contracts to a prominent businessman and also failed to report the income on his taxes
    23 Dec 2004
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors