Operation Plunder Dome

Operation Plunder Dome was the codename of an undercover investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation into corruption within the government of the City of Providence, Rhode Island.

The operation first became public when the FBI executed a search warrant on Providence City Hall on April 28, 1999.

The investigations that followed ultimately led to the indictment and subsequent conviction on federal criminal charges against a number of city officials including the 2002 indictment of then-Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr..

Federal prosecution of public corruption in the United States
Statutes
  • Mail and wire fraud (Honest services fraud)
  • Hobbs Act
  • Travel Act
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Program bribery
Precedents
  • United States v. Germaine (1879)
  • Burton v. United States (1905, 1906)
  • Glasser v. United States (1942)
  • United States v. Hood (1952)
  • United States v. Johnson (1966)
  • United States v. Nardello (1969)
  • United States v. Brewster (1972)
  • United States v. Helstoski (1979)
  • United States v. Gillock (1980)
  • Dixson v. United States (1984)
  • McNally v. United States (1987)
  • McCormick v. United States (1991)
  • Evans v. United States (1992)
  • Salinas v. United States (1997)
  • United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers of California (1999)
  • Fischer v. United States (2000)
  • Sabri v. United States (2004)
  • Skilling v. United States (2010)
Convictions
  • Federal officials
  • State officials
  • Local officials
  • Unincorporated territory officials
Investigations
  • Abscam
  • Alaska political corruption probe
  • BRISPEC
  • Operation Bid Rig
  • Operation Board Games
  • Operation Boptrot
  • Operation Greylord
  • Operation G-Sting
  • Operation Plunder Dome
  • Operation Rocky Top
  • Operation Silver Shovel
  • Operation Tennessee Waltz
Scandals
  • Congressional Post Office
  • Cunningham
  • Jack Abramoff CNMI
  • House banking
  • Koreagate
  • Oregon land fraud
  • Rod Blagojevich
  • Teapot Dome
  • Wedtech
  • William J. Jefferson
Topics
  • Public Integrity Section
  • Speech or Debate Clause

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