On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI. He's charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and extortion.
Photos appearing to show the country's leading ethics watchdog fooling around with Miss Indonesia have rocked the political and law enforcement establishment.
Mining operations are often intertwined—voluntarily or otherwise—with Colombia's criminal underworld. Many mines pay an extortion tax to whichever armed group is in charge of the region.
New Yorkers will begin 2015 with their governor under a cloud of investigation, the most powerful member of the state legislature being probed for his extra cash, and a congressman resigning for tax evasion.
According to a new report, Mexican federal police shot at the students and collected bullet casings to cover up their involvement.
The gang was so powerful in a Baltimore city jail that its leader was having the guards deliver crab imperial and Grey Goose right to his cell, according to court documents.
If shell companies can be said to be getaway cars for bank robbers, then Mossack Fonseca may be the world's shadiest car dealership.
MHA Nation has collected about $1 billion in oil money since the fracking bonanza took off in 2008, but life for most tribe members has only gotten bleaker since then.
We followed the Greens Senator around a Phnom Penh slum, where she looked at the conditions awaiting Nauru's refugees.
"What's happening in Ukraine now matters to criminals from Bogotá to Beijing."
Former Providence Mayor and two-time felon Buddy Cianci was on his way to a political redemption, until he lost the city's mayoral race on Tuesday. But don't count him out just yet.
As many Mexicans feel removed from their political and religious leaders, the country has seen an increase in modern religious cults. Santa Muerte is the patron saint of criminals, prostitutes, drug addicts, and all those overlooked by society.
In my years as a British fighter in Bangkok, I saw fixed matches, gambling debts and child exploitation.
Locked in a tight race for reelection, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is facing growing questions about his failed $55 million plan to fight crime in the nation's murder capital.
A longshot challenger to New York's vindictive governor only won 33 percent of the vote. But she could have laid the groundwork for a new progressive insurgency in the Democratic Party.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a UN report forecasts food shortages in Liberia, and authorities arrest protesting fast food employees.
There's a new political party in the Empire State, and its agenda seems pretty simple: stand up for women. But one ethically-challenged man's fingerprints are all over it.
New Hampshire's dark horse Republican Senate candidate is turning right-wing populism into a crusade for campaign finance reform.
Our malls are in trouble, which means a pivotal component of the adolescent experience (and the American dream) is at risk.
Uber has been taking the country (and much of Planet Earth) by storm. But they're pissing a lot of people off in the process, which helps explain why they just hired the guy who sold Barack Obama to America.
Ean Bordeaux sells hot dogs in Little Rock, Arkansas, and crusades against police corruption. He believes his writing drove one ex-cop to plot an attempt on his life.
It's becoming a sort of monthly ritual for the US government to cut a deal with one of the banks that caused the 2008 financial crisis.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi workers, and the mother of a slain Mexican teen sues the US border patrol agency.
NYC resident Eric Garner's death via police chokehold has been officially ruled a homicide. So why did cops arrest another man outside his funeral even though he wasn't doing anything illegal at the time?