Institutions Over the past few years, the nation has been temporarily outraged by many different government scandals such as the leak of a CIA agent’s cover by their own government; the firing of United States Attorneys who weren’t blindly loyal to the administration; the suspension of habeas corpus rights, the friendly-fire death and subsequent cover-up of soldier Pat Tillman; the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. That last scandal is in the news again, because the President managed to have the laws changed retroactively, so his once-illegal surveillance program is now the law of the land. The military has covered up many things that have happened in the past to prevent from ruining their reputation and to discourage people from
Vietnam: Effects on America- http://www.glynn.k12.ga.us/BHS/academics/junior/durham/daniels11885/home.html Part 3- Why was the Watergate scandal so important? It was important because, President Richard Nixon got caught with many crime charges. He got elected out of office for many of the crimes. The purpose of this was to explain what Watergate Scandal was, what happened to President Nixon. The original audience of this would have been the publics, from the government.
The evidence that surfaced was able to link Nikon to destroying key documents to cover-up of the break in as well as uncovering that the Nixon reelection committee had run “dirty schemes and tricks” during the campaign against the Democrats. It also shed light on the administrations illegal wiretapping of phones of “the enemies” or journalists that had been extremely critical of Nixon. Even though Nixon continued to maintain that he was innocent it was later revealed after numerous attempts to obtain the evidence that he secretly taped routine conversations that were had in his office. After the amount of incriminating evidence and the endless wonder about the depth of his involvement on August 8, 1974 during a televised special announcement Richard Nixon gave a one line speech vaguely admitting his involvement and public stepping down from office as President. He was succeeded by Gerald Ford who later pardoned Nixon from his crimes.
Then the two reports of the Washington Post report that John N. Mitchell, while he was the Attorney General, controlled the fund for widespread intelligence gathering operations against the Democratic Party known as Operation Gemstone. Then again, with information from “Deep Throat” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein publish a story in the Washington Post that tells that the “Canuck Letter” was a White House operation used to sabotage the campaign of Edmund Muskie. Three days after the story about the “Canuck Letter” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post publish another story about how Donald Segretti was being paid $20,000 a year to run the white House operation to sabotage the Democratic Party
At the time of his plea, prosecutors said Grass admitted to a series of illegal activities, from backdating contracts and severance letters to misleading the company and federal investigators about a $2.6 million real estate deal. They said he also met with employees called to testify before the grand jury and encouraged them to lie. During Grass' time at the head of the Camp Hill-based company founded by his father, Alex Grass, its stock price soared as Rite Aid engaged in an aggressive expansion effort. But the grand jury said the boom years were accomplished by "massive accounting fraud, the deliberate falsification of financial statements, and intentionally false SEC filings." Less than a year after
Comparison and Contrast Essay Text 1 and 2 are two different kinds of texts on the same topic, the political scandals. A political scandal is a kind of political corruption that is exposed and becomes a scandal, in which politicians or government officials are accused of engaging in various illegal, corrupt, or unethical practices. Also, a political scandal can involve the breaking of the nation's laws or moral codes. Text 1 brings the awkward situation of an election candidate in Uganda. By the way, text 2 offers us a similar condition; the bugging scandal in America which causes resignation of the President of the United States, Richard Nixon.
The scandal was made even more captivating by the obvious intentions of those in charge to cover it up. One such piece of evidence was the revelation of the White House taping system, and more notably the 18 and 1/2 minutes of a recording that was speculated to be intentionally erased. This became known as “The 18 and 1/2 Minute Gap”. The gap is believed by many to be the discus-sions of President Richard Nixon and his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman. According to Halde-man’s notes of their meeting that day, one of the topics of conversation was the arrests at the Watergate Complex.
The Watergate was an American political scandal which occurred when Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was running for reelection against his democratic rival, George Stanley McGovern. During the election, the democratic national headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington DC were broken into and bugs were planted, and it was later revealed that the five burglars had ties not only to the government, but to the White House itself. During this investigation, FBI prosecutors discovered that the Director of the FBI, L. Patrick Gray, had helped with the
Bernie Madoff Scandal-The King of Ponzi Schemes This particular ethics case scrutinizes Bernie Madoff scandal in detail. This is an intriguing case that delves into how Bernie Madoff was able to conceal such large scale fraud for number of years. With this said, an appropriate problem statement for this specific case would be, “The SEC, along with number of those who had knowledge of the fraudulent activity simply swept the scandal under the rug”. Although the single largest issue concerning this case was Bernie Madoff’s blatant disregard for other in conducting the fraud, this fraud could have been detected at a much earlier stage. As the case illustrated, there were dozens of serious and valid red flags that SEC was bombarded with by efforts made from Harry Markopolos.
The presentation, Whistleblower Fired for Exposing Truth/Corrupt Government Contractor, followed a former director of American Eagle, John Jack. Jack discovered information uncovering a huge scandal involving American Eagle. American Eagle was contracted by the Navy to oversee a military housing project in which Jack revealed his company had illegally billed the Navy, with no trace of where the bulk of the money was being spent. This is where the “problem” arises within principal-agent model. Even though Jack was able to prove there was fraudulent activity going on within his own company, his choice to expose the information to the Navy caused him to lose his position as director on the project at American Eagle.