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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_corruption

Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. ... Worldwide, bribery alone is estimated to involve over 1 trillion US dollars annually. .... Either may initiate the corrupt offering; for example, a customs official may demand bribes to let through allowed (or disallowed) goods, or a ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_scandals_in_the_United_States

This article provides a list of federal political scandals of the United States, sorted from most .... Kenneth Lay of Enron is a good example of such a citizen. ...... launched in 1986 by the FBI into corruption by U.S. government and military officials, ...

www.realclearpolitics.com/lists/most_corrupt_politicians

Jan 28, 2009 ... Defining political corruption as the use of power for personal gain, this list includes only those public servants who used their office for financial ...

theintercept.com/2015/07/30/politicians-admitting-obvious-fact-money-affects-vote

Jul 30, 2015 ... One of the most embarrassing aspects of U.S. politics is politicians who ... to collect examples of actual politicians acknowledging the glaringly ...

www.businessinsider.com/most-corrupt-united-states-politicians-history-nixon-illegal-bribe-extortion-2016-4

Apr 20, 2016 ... According to Real Clear Politics, political corruption is "the use of power for personal gain." Often enough, that includes politicians whose ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americas-political-system-thrives-on-corruption_us_58d55629e4b0f633072b371f

America's Political System Thrives On Corruption. 03/24/2017 01:32 pm ET Updated ... Recent American history is full of examples. For instance, in 2002 Rep.

www.toptenz.net/top-10-crooked-american-politicians.php

May 25, 2011 ... The American public elects its politicians to represent their best ... During that time, his activities would become the template of what political corruption is. .... Take, for example, the senator's former chief of staff Gordon Bates.

www.juancole.com/2013/12/corrupt-country-world.html

Dec 3, 2013 ... All American politicians are basically on the take, though many are honorable people. ... Thus, political corruption enabled financial corruption (in some ..... Here's one tiny example of what the global war marketing people ...

www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/05/u-s-government-corrupt-ever.html

May 16, 2016 ... For example, the FBI warned of an “epidemic” of mortgage fraud in 2004. ..... And politicians from both sides of the aisle say that corruption has ...