political corruption

New York's NAACP President Hazel Dukes has offered a vehement defense of Brian Benjamin, the state's now-former lieutenant governor who resigned hours after he was indicted for alleged campaign finance violations, including bribery.

Claiming prejudicial testimony from federal agents who testified during his trial, ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate his public corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence, reports The Detroit News.

Lawyers representing beleaguered Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering indictment have asked a judge to remove them from the case, saying they have not been paid, according to CBS Philadelphia.