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Fed reviews ethics polices after prolific trading uncovered

Sep. 16, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reviewing the ethics policies that govern the financial holdings and activities of its senior officials in the wake of recent disclosures that two regional Fed presidents engaged in extensive trading last year. Robert Kaplan,...

Ex-state lawmaker gets 15 months in corruption scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state lawmaker was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauding a bank to obtain loans to buy a home and repay personal debts, and collecting income that he...

Faulconer ponders future after drubbing in California recall

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Faulconer said his failed campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom was only his first round and that he would discuss next steps with family and supporters, but his drubbing in the recall contest casts serious doubt on the appeal of a moderate Republican in an...

Connecticut woman, daughter charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Sep. 15, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman and her adult daughter have been charged with trespassing and other crimes for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said. Jean Lavin, 56, and Carla...

House Democrats oust embattled lawmaker from caucus

Sep. 15, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats voted Tuesday night to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus following allegations of domestic violence and questions about his residency. “Rep. Thompson’s actions, credible reports of abuse and misconduct, and...

Attorneys for former Fall River mayor seek leniency

Sep. 14, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former mayor from Massachusetts who was convicted of felony fraud and corruption charges is seeking a three-year prison sentence, much less than the 11 years prosecutors had requested. Lawyers for former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a...

Haiti ombudsman demands PM resignation amid slaying probe

Sep. 13, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s Office of Citizen Protection posted a video Monday demanding that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down as authorities seek to interview him about telephone calls he allegedly had with a key suspect in the president’s assassination. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 10, 2021. Editorial: What can rebuild Illinoisans’ faith in Springfield? Ethics reform. What won’t? Faux reform. Democrats in the General Assembly seem to think a swatch of ethics reform is better than none at all. ...

No discipline for Democratic lawmaker's racist, sexist slur

Sep. 13, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led House committee will take no disciplinary action against a Democratic lawmaker who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, officials said Monday. Following a closed-door meeting of the House Ethics Committee on Friday,...

Hubbard apologies, seeks early release from prison

Sep. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard in a Friday court filing apologized for his ethics conviction that he said hurt the state and his family as his attorney filed a request for his early release after serving one year of a 28-month sentence. ...