Writing the Book on Corruption in West Virginia


Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    And of course, because the showrunners need to be clever and link everything together, the owner of the Greenbrier resort is the current Governor of West Virginia.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    My evidence professor in law school spent some time in the political corruption wing of the DOJ. She said that she and her colleagues couldn’t figure out why so much money was spent on a small sherrif’s race in a rural county. The answer was that this county and an airstrip and it’s remoteness made it a good stopping point for drug smugglers flying in drugs. The sherif would get cash bribes.

    I think a lot of smaller areas are more prone to corruption.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Today must be personal corruption day. Another story from elsewhere in the world about people using public funds for their own private use.Report

  4. Avatar Will H. says:

    The most beautiful of the state capitols I’ve seen (to i.e., among many).
    I was fortunate enough to have seen it first at night. Breathtaking.Report

  5. Avatar DavidTC says:

    In an unusual move, the Justice was arrested rather than permitted to surrender, as often happens with white collar criminals and high level officials.

    Hahaha. You think high-level officials are required to ‘surrender’? Half the time we just make them retire.Report