HCC: Culture of Corruption

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    HCC Trustee Chris Oliver (left)

    Five months in, HCC leaders won’t put financial cap on Chris...

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College has hired a second attorney to assist in a college system-wide probe in the wake of the Trustee Chris Oliver...
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    Week in Review: Corruption tips, cold tap, clogged trial, and controversial...

    This week on The Texas Monitor: police experts announce the launch of Government Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $10,000 for information...
    Chris Oliver

    Is he singing like a bird? HCC trustee’s sentencing in bribery...

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver’s sentencing for his guilty plea in a bribery scheme has been postponed, the second time that...
    Chancellor Cesar Maldonado with Trustee Chris Oliver

    Expenses, ethical questions multiply in rebooted HCC investigation

    HOUSTON — Less than three months after Houston Community College brought on special counsel to probe the way the college system hires vendors in the...
    Dave Wilson (second from right) with fellow trustees and HCC's Chancellor

    HCC trustee files second lawsuit against fellow board members

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against his fellow trustees alleging that the board chairwoman and the...
    Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

    Claim: HCC trustee manipulated ‘severely impaired’ addict, acquired her home

    HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee took advantage of a drug-addicted woman whose “physical and mental facilities were severely impaired” and convinced the...
    Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

    Trustee unveils HCC’s $100,000 salaries; files open meetings suit

    HOUSTON — At a time when one of the largest community colleges has been beset by a bribery scandal, the loss of its nursing...
    Attorney Keith Gross and HCC Trustee Dave Wilson

    HCC Trustee hires investigators to probe college

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson said Thursday that he is hiring his own investigators to probe possible corruption at the college system,...
    Chris Oliver - The Red Flags of a Bribery Scheme

    Few raised questions about the many clues pointing to HCC Trustee’s...

    HOUSTON — For years, the rumors persistently followed Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver. That he was dirty. On the take. That he traded for...

    FBI bribery witness: I’m victim; expected nothing for $77,000

    HOUSTON — A bribery scandal that ensnared a Houston Community College trustee has led to the dismissal late Friday of city Public Works Director...

    HCC trustee bribe promise: $2,500 a month makes vendor a millionaire

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver, whose guilty plea to a bribery scheme recently became public, said that for a few thousand dollars...
    HCC System Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

    HCC hires attorneys to probe vendor hires, finances after bribery scandal

    Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado has moved on the hiring of special counsel to probe the way the college system hires vendors and...

    HCC trustees vote to censure Chris Oliver after bribery scandal

    HOUSTON — The Houston Community College's board of trustees voted Thursday evening to censure board member Chris Oliver in the wake of Oliver’s guilty...

    HCC trustee’s bribery scheme linked to Houston City Hall

    HOUSTON — In the wake of Houston Community College trustees announcing they will vote Thursday on censuring trustee Christopher Oliver after his guilty plea...

    HCC Trustee pleads guilty in $90,000 bribery scheme

    HOUSTON -- A Houston Community College trustee pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge, just-unsealed federal documents show. HCC trustee Chris Oliver was arrested in...