McCarthy Says “It’s Not My Role” to Remove George Santos Despite Rampant Lies

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) is doubling down on his backing of Republican Rep. George Santos (New York), even as other Republican officials call for Santos’s resignation and legal and political problems pile up for the freshman representative and seemingly inveterate liar. McCarthy, who has stood by Santos for weeks, even as Santos has admitted to fabricating huge swaths of his… Source Source / Read More: McCarthy Says “It’s Not My Role” to Remove George Santos Despite Rampant Lies

Trump Organization Hit With Maximum Fine of $1.6 Million for Tax Evasion Scheme

Former President Donald Trump’s company was handed a $1.6 million fine by a judge on Friday as a result of the 17 convicted felonies committed by the Trump Organization as part of its 15-year tax fraud scheme — the maximum penalty that can be handed down for such a crime in New York, but one that amounts to pocket change for the multibillion dollar company. A New York State Supreme Court judge… Source Source / Read More: Trump Organization Hit With Maximum Fine of $1.6 Million for Tax Evasion Scheme

Watchdog Calls for Investigation Into IRS Over Repeated Failure to Audit Trump

A government watchdog group has filed a complaint calling for an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the long-awaited release of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns revealed that the agency had failed to conduct a full presidential audit of Trump while he was in office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wrote in a complaint filed this week… Source Source / Read More: Watchdog Calls for Investigation Into IRS Over Repeated Failure to Audit Trump

Mitie detention profiteers: 2023 company profile

Mitie detention profiteers: 2023 company profile Mitie is a major British outsourcing firm providing a mixed bag of “facilities management” contract services to both corporations and government, from cleaning to custodial services. It has been in the spotlight again recently after Manston detention camp, which it operates, became seriously overcrowded and refugees being kept there complained of appalling conditions. In this update of our company investigation on Mitie, we found that: In the last financial year, it reported a record annual turnover of around £4 billion, up 58% since 2021. Mitie now manages 50% of the UK’s migrant detention capacity,…

“A Total Fraud”: Democrats File an Ethics Complaint Against George Santos

Rep. George Santos (New York) is facing several government investigations and an increasing number of legal complaints, including the first one filed in Congress on Tuesday. Two House Democrats have filed an official complaint against Santos with the House Committee on Ethics, asking the committee to investigate him for potential violations of campaign finance laws in relation to his $705,000… Source Source / Read More: “A Total Fraud”: Democrats File an Ethics Complaint Against George Santos

Tanzania: President Hassan lifts the blanket ban on political assemblies

Responding to President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s announcement that she is lifting the punitive political rallies blanket ban imposed on opposition political parties, Amnesty International Regional Researcher for Tanzania and Uganda, Roland Ebole said: “Though the ban should never have been made in the first place, we applaud the Tanzanian government’s decision to lift the blanket […] The post Tanzania: President Hassan lifts the blanket ban on political assemblies appeared first on Amnesty International.

Exposé Reveals Lobbyists Bought Access to Supreme Court Justices With Donations

Both alarm and concern were expressed Saturday in response to new reporting about a charitable group with close ties to the U.S. Supreme Court that has been soliciting and accepting donations from corporate interests and far-right activists with cases before the court. The New York Times exposé focused on the activities and fundraising of the Supreme Court Historical Society… Source Source / Read More: Exposé Reveals Lobbyists Bought Access to Supreme Court Justices With Donations

Air Partner: the Home Office’s little-known deportation fixer

Air Partner: the Home Office’s little-known deportation fixer Air Partner and Carlson Wagonlit are the grease spinning the wheels of the UK deportation machine, organising logistics for mass-deportation flights for years. International travel megacorp Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) holds a £5.7 million, seven-year contract with the Home Office for the “provision of travel services for immigration purposes”, as it has done for nearly two decades. However, a key part of its work – the chartering of aircraft and crew to carry out the deportations – has been subcontracted to a little-known aviation charter outfit called Air Partner. Summary Digging deeper…

GOP Representative-Elect Santos Admits He Lied About College, Work History

Republican U.S. Representative-elect George Santos has admitted that he told numerous lies about his résumé on the campaign trail amid calls for him to resign after reporters uncovered the lies in an explosive investigation last week. On Monday, Santos, elected to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district in November, told the New York Post that he “embellished” his professional background… Source Source / Read More: GOP Representative-Elect Santos Admits He Lied About College, Work History

Heat the Rich? Part six: British Gas/Centrica

Heat the Rich? Part six: British Gas/Centrica Throughout this winter Corporate Watch has been taking a critical look at the top six UK energy suppliers, in solidarity with the millions of people who are struggling to keep warm now that energy bills have risen once again. We ask: who is profiting from supplying our energy? How much are the bosses getting paid? And how have these companies been cosying up to government? We hope that our research can be a useful resource for those organising towards a mass non-payment of energy bills. We have released our alternative company profiles of…

Conway Advocated for Leonard Leo’s Supreme Court Picks After They Struck Business Deal

Explosive new reporting reveals that former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appears to have reached a business agreement with prominent conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo in 2017 — an agreement that apparently paid off in spades for the activist when Conway advocated for President Donald Trump to nominate Supreme Court justices backed by Leo. Politico reported on Tuesday that… Source Source / Read More: Conway Advocated for Leonard Leo’s Supreme Court Picks After They Struck Business Deal

We’re hiring! Researcher wanted

We’re hiring! Researcher wanted Corporate Watch is looking to hire an anti-capitalist researcher with a background in finance. Help us spread the word! Note: All applications are welcome. But as part of our commitment to fighting structural inequalities, we actively encourage applications from people of colour and Black applicants. We also welcome applications from working-class people, (ex-)prisoners and those with criminal records. Experience is vital, but we do not require formal qualifications or a university degree. Corporate Watch is looking for a researcher with a background in finance and experience of reading company accounts. We’re looking for someone to join…