corruption http://ripr.org en Former Prosecutor Corrente On Federal Corruption Probes http://ripr.org/post/former-prosecutor-corrente-federal-corruption-probes <p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32095 at http://ripr.org Former Prosecutor Corrente On Federal Corruption Probes Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Try Something New On Smith Hill? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-time-try-something-new-smith-hill <p>The stench of corruption has once again encircled the Rhode Island Statehouse. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says it may be time to try something different on Smith Hill.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Unless you have been living in one of those 1950s-era nuclear bomb shelters, or the old East Side tunnel, you’ve probably heard of the latest Statehouse scandal. The state police and federal IRS and FBI agents raided the offices of House Speaker Gordon Fox 10 days ago. The next day he abruptly resigned.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:47:05 +0000 Scott MacKay 31283 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Try Something New On Smith Hill? Stanton Talks About Rhode Island, the Media + the Future of Investigative Reporting http://ripr.org/post/stanton-talks-about-rhode-island-media-future-investigative-reporting <p></p><p>After 28 years at the Providence Journal, investigative reporter Mike Stanton is leaving Rhode Island's statewide daily for a teaching job at the University of Connecticut. Stanton sat down to talk about his time at the ProJo, some of his favorite stories, and the future of investigative reporting</p><p></p><p>.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 20072 at http://ripr.org Stanton Talks About Rhode Island, the Media + the Future of Investigative Reporting Central Falls Moves Forward on Ethics; Senate Compromise on Ethics Commission Remains Elusive http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-moves-forward-ethics-senate-compromise-ethics-commission-remains-elusive <p></p><p>The tiny city of <a href="http://www.centralfallsri.us/">Central Falls</a>&nbsp; is moving ahead Thursday evening with what is considered one of the toughest ethics reforms for a small municipality in the country,&nbsp; even as efforts to restore state Ethics Commission oversight of the General Assembly <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/effort-to-strengthen-ethics-commission-remains-uncertain/">continue to languish</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:08:47 +0000 Ian Donnis 10742 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Moves Forward on Ethics; Senate Compromise on Ethics Commission Remains Elusive Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/neronha-calls-moreau-reminder-warped-political-ethics-rhode-island <p></p><p>US Attorney <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/ri/">Peter Neronha</a> says<a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/former-central-falls-mayor-sentenced-2-years-prison"> the sentencing this week</a> of former Central Falls mayor Charles Moreau is a stark reminder of a blinkered view of public service held by a string of corrupt Rhode Island politicians.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:36:48 +0000 Ian Donnis 10425 at http://ripr.org Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island Charges of alleged corruption at Logan cab stands http://ripr.org/post/charges-alleged-corruption-logan-cab-stands <p>Cab stand workers at Boston’s Logan Airport are accused of corruption.&nbsp; Five men are being arraigned Wednesday on charges of taking bribes.<br><br>Cabs operating legally at Logan report to a taxi pool where they are dispatched to terminal cab stands in order.&nbsp; Prosecutors claim the cab stand workers collected between $20 and $40&nbsp; from any cab driver who wanted to cut in line.&nbsp; Longer-distance fares would also be steered to some of the cabbies.<br><br>Some of the drivers told investigators this system nearly doubled their daily earnings.<br> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:11:48 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10254 at http://ripr.org