In October 1929, Albert B. Fall, the former Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, was convicted of accepting bribes in the leasing of U.S. Naval Oil Reserves in Elk Hills, California, and Teapot Dome, Wyoming.
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Yellin, Eric. Dictionary of American History. Edited by Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 8. New York: Gale, 2003.