Teapot Dome Scandal
/ ˈtiːˌpɑːt doʊm ˈskændl̩ /
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US political scandal that revealed the corruption of President Harding's administration. It centered on the leasing of naval oil reserves 1921 at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, without competitive bidding, as a result of bribing the secretary of the interior, Albert B Fall (1861–1944). Fall was tried and imprisoned 1929.
A Senate investigation revealed that Fall had accepted gifts and loans totaling $400,000. The US Supreme Court nullified the leases 1927. The two oil-company executives involved were acquitted on technicalities, but one of them, Harry Sinclair, was later imprisoned for jury tampering and contempt of the Senate.