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Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman: 5 things to know

Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman worth a reported $2 billion, is under increasing scrutiny over a series of murky deals that have affected her businesses and sparked a corruption investigation into her financial dealings in Angola. 

Illinois Democratic senator resigns amid federal corruption, bribery probe

An Illinois Democratic senator under federal investigation for fraud and bribery resigned Wednesday from his office after FBI agents raided his Chicago home and Springfield office earlier this year.

New York Democrat sought $100G in state funding for nonexistent ‘think tank’

A New York state lawmaker elected to replace a politician busted for stealing money has herself raised ethics questions — after allegedly trying to score $100,000 for a group that doesn’t exist.

Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump withheld Ukraine money because of country’s massive corruption, not quid pro quo

President Trump was not looking to satisfy a quid pro quo with Ukraine and delayed funding to the country because its government is massively corrupt, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said during a Sunday television interview.

Puerto Rico senator, 7 others arrested by FBI in corruption investigation

A Puerto Rico senator awaiting trial on fraud charges was taken into custody Wednesday morning by federal authorities in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption that also netted seven other arrests, officials said.

Illinois state lawmaker accused of offering colleague ‘jackpot’ $2.5G a month bribe: prosecutors

An Illinois state lawmaker is accused of bribing a colleague with the promise of $2,500 a month in exchange for his support of sweepstakes-related legislation, according to a federal complaint unsealed Monday.

Businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that they conspired with two associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions to prominent Republican politicians they thought could boost their political and business interests.

Duncan Hunter’s lawyers seek to block evidence of extramarital affairs in corruption case

Lawyers for embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., acknowledged Friday that the lawmaker carried on several extramarital affairs, but said the spending of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to finance the liasons were not criminal because he was”mixing business with pleasure.”

Duncan Hunter’s wife pleads guilty to corruption charge; faces up to 5 years in prison

The wife of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday in federal court to one count of corruption in a case that has cast a shadow over the congressman’s career.

Duncan Hunter’s wife pleads guilty to corruption charge; faces up to 5 years in prison

The wife of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday in federal court to one count of corruption in a case that has cast a shadow over the congressman’s career.

Strip-joint extortion probe nets Chicago-area mayor’s relatives, consultant, 2 police officers

Six people — including police officers, a trusted consultant and relatives of the embattled mayor of a Chicago suburb — were charged Wednesday amid a federal probe into the alleged shakedown of a strip-club owner other various forms of corruption.