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    GENEVA (AP) — The first of a number of appeals by former soccer officials banned for life by FIFA was heard Tuesday at sport’s highest court. FIFA said Ariel Alvarado — a former member of its ethics committee — challenged its verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Alvarado is one of at least 29 officials banned for life by soccer’s governing body in the last five years. The Panamanian’s case kicked off a monthly series of upcoming...
    The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner announced on Friday the opening of an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a controversial contract was awarded to a charity to manage a major government program. Commissioner Mario Dion, an independent officer of Parliament, said on Twitter that he “informed” the Prime Minister. His investigation is confidential and will be reported upon once completed. The announcement came after the charity in question announced Friday that it would withdraw from running...
    Internet photo IBM detailed the company’s efforts in 2019 and the first half of 2020, to address critical civic, social, environmental and economic issues. IBM released its Corporate Responsibility report focused on Education, Sustainability, Ethics and Diversity and Community Support. In said report, the company’s efforts in 2019 and the first half of 2020 are detailed, to address critical problems civic, social, environmental and economic. The report describes how IBM and its employees collaborated with clients, governments, shareholders and...
    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) won the Colorado Senate Democrat primary, setting up a fight against incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). Hickenlooper was declared the winner of the Colorado Senate Democrat primary after moving towards the primary facing scandal and accusations of ethics violations. “Thank you, Colorado!” Hickenlooper wrote on Tuesday. “I’m beyond honored to be your Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Let’s get to work to beat Cory Gardner, flip the Senate, and bring change to Washington!”...
    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won his senatorial primary Tuesday evening, beating former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff 59.8% to 40.2%, according to the New York Times. Hickenlooper, a moderate Democrat who briefly sought the presidency last year, will advance to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November. Hickenlooper has consistently polled ahead of Gardner, who is considered the most vulnerable Republican senator. (RELATED: John Hickenlooper Says He Believes Tara Reade, Still Supports Joe Biden) Though considered a favorite since he...
    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves salary raises and bonuses totaling tens of millions of dollars. FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of position, including obtaining a recording of a FIFA Council meeting. Kattner was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1.05 million) and ordered to pay...
    The Trump administration in April quietly issued a sweeping waiver exempting members of Congress and other federal officials from ethics rules in order to allow them and their families to apply for small business coronavirus relief loans without facing conflict of interest reviews. The existence of the ethics waiver was reported Friday by the Washington Post and met with alarm by good government advocates who warned the “blanket approval” from the Small Business Administration (SBA) opens the door to abuse of Paycheck Protection Program funds designed...
    SAN ANTONIO – An ethics complaint against Texas State Senate candidate Xochil Peña Rodriguez has been dismissed days before the start of early voting, according to a copy of the order obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders Wednesday night. The complaint, filed with the Texas Ethics Commission early this year, accused Peña Rodriguez of having inconsistencies in her campaign finance reporting. Specifically, she was accused of leaving her father’s name off of a number of contributions. State campaign finance records...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary is June 30 when voters will decide whether former Gov. John Hickenlooper or former Speaker of the state House Andrew Romanoff will take on Republican incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner in November. The race is one of a few in the country that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Hickenlooper seemed to have the nomination locked up until last month when he got into hot water with an ethics commission. The fallout is now...
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early is accused of violating the state’s conflict of interest law in a report-altering scandal that led to the resignation of two Massachusetts State Police commanders. The State Ethics Commission released its findings Wednesday, in an incident reaching back to October 2017. That’s when Alli Bibaud, the daughter of a judge, was arrested for operating under the influence. The arresting troopers said they were forced to alter their crash report to remove...
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts ethics officials accused the district attorney for Worcester County on Wednesday of violating the conflict of interest law by ordering one of his prosecutors to replace a police report containing embarrassing details about the arrest of a judges daughter with a sanitized version. The State Ethics Commissions enforcement division said it found reasonable cause to believe that District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., former Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Richard McKeon and others violated the law for...
    The Montana GOP filed an ethics complaint against Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock, charging that he might have violated the Hatch Act and state ethics laws by putting military service members in his two new campaign ads. Bullock, who is running for Senate against Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), released two campaign ads recently that feature four military service members. “It also implicates the Governor yet again for using official resources to prop up his campaign by repurposing this official photo, taken...
    Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics, issued a dire warning Tuesday on the allegation that officials at the “highest levels” of the Dept. of Justice pressured prosecutors to ask for an extremely light sentence for Roger Stone, a good friend and former associate of President Donald Trump. “America is on the brink of total destruction,” Shaub warned on Twitter. And he put his warning in context. “Short of assassinating opponents or using the military to quell public...
    GENEVA (AP) — The FIFA ethics committee has 13 formal investigations ongoing, plus preliminary enquiries in 62 more cases, the soccer body’s lawyers noted during a two-day online review that ended Tuesday. FIFA lawyers detailed the scope of their current workload in the review. They revealed that most of the 58 decisions reached since 2017 involved bribery and corruption charges. There have been 28 life bans imposed since July 2017, including many officials who were indicted or made guilty pleas...
    Washington — The Senate Ethics Committee has dropped its investigation into whether Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, engaged in insider trading before the coronavirus pandemic roiled the financial markets, it said Tuesday. The panel said in a letter to Loeffler that it did not find evidence her stock trades violated federal law, Senate rules or standards of conduct. The Georgia Republican celebrated the committees dismissal of the matter, writing on Twitter the fake news media takes another loss....
    The Senate Ethics Committee found no evidence of wrongdoing by Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia after investigating stock trades she made weeks before the coronavirus caused markets to plunge. Loeffler received a letter from the committee Tuesday, saying it has dismissed its inquiry into complaints alleging insider-trading by the newly appointed senator and her husband. “Based on all the information before it, the Committee did not find evidence that your actions violated federal law, Senate Rules, or standard of...
    Washington — The Senate Ethics Committee has dropped its investigation into whether Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, engaged in insider trading before the coronavirus pandemic roiled the financial markets, it said Tuesday. The panel said in a letter to Loeffler that it did not find evidence her stock trades violated federal law, Senate rules or standards of conduct. The Georgia Republican celebrated the committees dismissal of the matter, writing on Twitter the fake news media takes another loss....
    Washington — The Senate Ethics Committee has dropped its investigation into whether Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, engaged in insider trading before the coronavirus pandemic roiled the financial markets, it said Tuesday. The panel said in a letter to Loeffler that it did not find evidence her stock trades violated federal law, Senate rules or standards of conduct. The Georgia Republican celebrated the committees dismissal of the matter, writing on Twitter the fake news media takes another loss....
    Not only did he draw a new hurricane path with a marker, Trump officials told NOAA to back his claims or be fired. Last September, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations acting chief scientist announced that the agency would be conducting a probe of NOAAs apparent public buckling to Donald Trump on whether or not Hurricane Dorian was headed for the state of Alabama when all agency science demonstrated it was not. After Trump erroneously tweeted a claim that Alabama...
    The Senate Ethics Committee dismissed complaints against Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler Monday after reports of  “potential insider trading.” Deborah Sue Mayer, the committee’s chief counsel, sent a letter to Loeffler, explaining that the committee has dropped its investigation. “Based on all the information before it, the Committee did not find evidence that your actions violated federal law, Senate Rules or standards of conduct,” Mayer said in the letter. “Accordingly, consistent with its precedent, the Committee has dismissed the matter.”...
    The Senate Ethics Committee dismissed complaints with allegations that Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., engaged in “potential insider trading” after reviewing stock trades made on her behalf just before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The committee “did not find evidence that your actions violated federal law, Senate rules, or standards of contact,” Deborah Sue Mayer, the committee’s chief counsel, wrote to Loeffler. “Accordingly, consistent with its precedent, the committee has dismissed this matter.” The conclusion of the Ethics Committee’s investigation follows...
    When President Donald Trump was fact-checked in 2019 after incorrectly reporting that Hurricane Dorian posed a major threat to Alabama, he never admitted that he had made a mistake. One of the people who backed Trump was Neil Jacobs, acting head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jacobs rebuked employees for fact-checking Trump  — and a panel hired to investigate the matter, according to New York Times reporter Christopher Flavelle, has found that Jacobs committed an ethics violation by...
    DENVER (AP) - In a story June 12, 2020, about ethics fines levied against Colorado U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Hickenlooper was absent at an online commission hearing. Hickenlooper was online but did not testify.
    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado commission fined Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper $2,750 on Friday for ethics violations he committed as governor that included accepting a private jet flight to an official event and receiving benefits he didn’t pay for at a meeting of government, business and financial leaders in Italy. Hickenlooper insisted his intent was to promote Colorado’s economy as governor. However, he acknowledged last week that on several occasions he didn’t seek an opinion from the...
    In a new piece for the New York Review of Books, former Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub described in excruciating detail the extreme steps President Donald Trump has taken to undermine accountability in the federal government. “Before Trump, our nation was admired for its anticorruption mechanisms, and its ethics program was considered the gold standard. No more,” he wrote. “Once a model for other nations, we are now an object lesson for them.” Shaub became a...