Chapo Paid Mexican President

Chapo paid former Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, a $100 million bribe blared yesterday’s headlines across major news media outlets. According to the reports, testimony in the Chapo trial elicited this damning evidence. But not all is what it looks like. The Chapo trial has been ongoing for weeks now. It has been lost in… Read More Chapo Paid Mexican President

Local Politicos, News Media and Chambers Enable Corruption

Corruption exists because the voters allow it to happen. When voters are aware that politicos tend towards corrupt practices and still vote them into office, then they only have themselves to blame. Since the voters have no problem with corrupt practices, then the chambers of commerce and the news media outlets become complicit in the… Read More Local Politicos, News Media and Chambers Enable Corruption

The Gandara Bribery

When is bribery not bribery? Many of us who follow politics closely have a hard time understanding what the line between bribery and politics is. The recent Hillary Clinton pay-to-play controversy exasperated the dividing line. It is no secret that the general US electorate believes that corruption permeates the entire US political system as evidenced… Read More The Gandara Bribery

Veronica Escobar is at the Center of El Paso Scandals

When an FBI investigation dubbed Poisoned Pawns was launched it was focused on one individual and his scheme to defraud the federal government of federal dollars. By the time the dust settled, over 25 public officials went to jail or admitted guilt to public corruption. The avalanche started because one individual, Travis Ketner, panicked and… Read More Veronica Escobar is at the Center of El Paso Scandals

Adrian Pena Answers Questions About Public Corruption

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Marc Schwartz

One of the things about political shenanigans that has always intrigued and bothered me is that many people whisper about them while nothing seems to be done about it. For many years, I kept hearing about political operative working in the shadows. These were individuals that, for a price, could get things done. As these… Read More Marc Schwartz

Questions About the Judge Overseeing the Corruption Trials

Recently the local newspaper has published two articles regarding Frank Montalovo, the judge overseeing the public corruption cases in El Paso. As is usual with the local paper, the articles are nothing more than press releases or regurgitated articles submitted by others for publication. The January 30 article by Daniel Borunda was about Dallas attorney… Read More Questions About the Judge Overseeing the Corruption Trials

Veronica Escobar Lies

Let’s get this out of the way from the onset, all politicians will either distort the truth or outright lie in order to get elected. In a normal society the electorate has an opportunity to make an informed decision because there are robust and independent news outlets acting as the fact-checkers challenging the politicians. In… Read More Veronica Escobar Lies

The Courts of Inquiry and El Paso Public Corruption

The following is a guest post by Judge Richard A. Roman “When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled” – African proverb. “A sitting Texas judge faces a rare court of inquiry reviewing allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in a 25 year jail sentence before the defendant was exonerated.”  (National Public Radio). “Today, a… Read More The Courts of Inquiry and El Paso Public Corruption