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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

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Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

In this Nov. 20, 2013, photo, the sun sets behind the Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington. Alleged insurance kickbacks collected by banks and other mortgage servicers may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac an estimated $168 million, according to an inspector general’s report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

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US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

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Prosecutors: Misleading testimony in Blackwater

In this Feb, 18, 2011 file photo a vehicle drives out of the Sverdrup Gate of Fort Leonard Wood near Rolla, Mo. Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez, a former drill sergeant at the base, was accused Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at a pretrial hearing at the post of sexually assaulting several female soldiers during the past three years, including at least one while he was deployed in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
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Sergeant accused of sexually assaulting soldiers

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After conviction, Ray Nagin must forfeit $500K

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US Navy official pleads guilty in bribery probe

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Case against former Va. Gov. McDonnell to proceed

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Arizona probes whether deputy targeted Hispanics

Former state Senator Joseph Bruno, left, and his son Ken Bruno walk away from the federal courthouse after a jury found him not guilty of federal fraud charges on Friday, May 16, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Bruno was accused of accepting $360,000 in consulting fees in monthly installments in 2004-2005, plus $80,000 for his share in a worthless racehorse, from Abbruzzese in return for helping his businesses with state grants and advancing his interest in New York's thoroughbred racing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Jury acquits ex-NY state Senate leader of fraud

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Marine Corps to review raid on law offices

Lois Lerner, IRS disaster IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill, May 22, 2013(Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster
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House voting to hold ex-IRS official in contempt

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Perry says he didn’t seek deal over vetoed funding

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Lawyers: Top court rulings favor McDonnell defense

In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors, his lawyer said on Friday, April 25, 2014. A House Ethics Committee announced in November that Grimm was under investigation for possible campaign finance violations but said it would defer its inquiry because of a separate Department of Justice investigation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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US Rep. Grimm’s ex-girlfriend pleads not guilty

New York City's Commissioner of the Dept. of Investigation Rose Gill Hearn attends a meeting in New York in 2008. Hearn, whose city agency is tasked with rooting out fraud and corruption among city employees and contractors, said “We need better accountability and better checks and balances.” On Nov. 22, 2013, three men were convicted in the long-running case of the scandal-plagued automated payroll technology project called CityTime.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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NYC payroll scandal defendants each get 20 years

In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors, his lawyer said on Friday, April 25, 2014. A House Ethics Committee announced in November that Grimm was under investigation for possible campaign finance violations but said it would defer its inquiry because of a separate Department of Justice investigation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Prosecutors: NY lawmaker in custody on US charges

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Feds: Clear cut bribery case against McDonnell

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Court upholds EPA emission standards

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Texas grand jury to be seated in Perry ethics case

In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly waits in court for a hearing, in Trenton, N.J. Kelly and Bill Stepien, two former associates of Christie, do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, Pool, File)
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Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

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