The Crédit Mobilier Scandal: Politicians and Corporate Fraud in the Gilded Age

The scandal caused widespread public distrust of Congress and the federal government during the Gilded Age. Introduction The Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1867, which came to public attention in 1872, was a two-part fraud by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Crédit Mobilier of America construction company in the building of the eastern portion of[…]