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Top Democrat Arrested for Bribery in Chicago As 3 Charged with Fraud in Ohio, Including Former Mayor

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Swamp draining has now reached local levels.

Two breaking stories involving Democrat politicians come to us from Chicago and Ohio.

CBS Chicago is reporting that Illinois State Rep. Luis Arroyo has been arrested for bribery:

CHICAGO (CBS) — Another powerful Springfield Democrat has been targeted by the feds – this time, agents arrested Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) on accusations of bribing a state senator.

There was just one problem – that state senator was working as an informant.

Arroyo, 65, is charged with one count of federal program bribery, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Arroyo made an initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez and was ordered released on a personal recognizance bond.


Also in the News on Tuesday were three people charged in a fraud scandal, including a former Democrat Mayor of Trotwood, Ohio.

Here’s more from WYSO.org:

Federal law enforcement officials have unsealed additional fraud charges in an ongoing public corruption investigation. The first wave of charges in the far-reaching probe were announced back in April.

On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s office charged three people:

64-year-old Steve Rauch, longtime Miami Valley business owner of companies including Rauch Trucking Company, Steve Rauch Inc., and SRI Inc., that perform demolition, trucking and landfill work; Joyce Cameron, 71, former mayor of Trotwood – who owned, operated and served as president of Green Star Trucking, Inc., a business that hauls construction materials and demolition debris; and her 80-year-old husband and Green Star employee James Cameron.

On Tuesday evening, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein told reporters they’re still reviewing the feds’ indictments, but take any allegations of fraud seriously.


Democrats aren’t the only corrupt politicians in America, but they surely seem to get more headlines than their colleagues from across the aisle.

To be fair, Republicans have some too…

The people deserve justice with all of these swamp creatures, Democrat or Republican, and hopefully, they will get it in these two latest cases.

There sure seems to be a lot of swamp draining in the news.

Article posted with permission from Dean Garrison

The Washington Standard

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