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  • Executive hailed in China as he flees UK (the case of heroic copycat)

    01/11/2008 11:30:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 225+ views
    FT ^ | 01/11/08 | Jamil Anderlini
    Executive hailed in China as he flees UK By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Published: January 11 2008 02:50 | Last updated: January 11 2008 02:50 A Chinese executive who was due to appear on Thursday in a British court for possible extradition to the US is being hailed as a hero by Beijing’s state media and on the internet after he skipped bail and fled home to the southern province of Hunan. The City of Westminster magistrates’ court said it had issued a warrant for the arrest of Yuan Hongwei, chairman of Chinese glue-maker MagPow Adhesive Industries, and seized his...
  • Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Indicted

    12/04/2007 12:26:48 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 148+ views
    WNBC ^ | 12/4/07
    NEW YORK -- Norman Hsu, a Democratic fundraiser and supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, was indicted Tuesday for allegedly orchestrating a massive $60 million fraud scheme and making illegal campaign contributions. Federal prosecutors in New York said as part of the scam, Hsu personally stole $20 million from investors. Hsu, 56, is currently in custody in California on unrelated fraud charges. The FBI says from 2000 through 2007, Hsu duped investors to invest millions in his Next Components Inc. Hsu then allegedly pressured investors to make campaign contributions, saying those donations would help him in securing business. In some cases,...
  • DFU SONG - CHRISTMAS 2007: Deck the Halls (deck the halls with more indictments)

    12/04/2007 11:45:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 101+ views
    DFU Christmas parody songs 2007 ^ | 12-4-07 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    NOTE: as I have traditionally done, Christmas songs telling the news of the day will only be the secular songs. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2007 DFU CHRISTMAS PARODIES: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODSIT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMASPARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERSI SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS SONG LET IT SNOW MIDI - DECK THE HALLS Deck the halls with more indictments.....fa la la la la la la la la Norman Hsu has caused excitement...fa la la la la la la la la Hillary does...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges (Hillary Fundraiser)

    12/04/2007 10:27:47 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 111 replies · 524+ views
    Fox News and AP ^ | December 4, 2007
    Just reported on Fox News
  • Bernard Kerik: America's Cop Indicted

    11/08/2007 3:57:45 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 88 replies · 108+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 8, 2007 | RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A federal grand jury has voted to indict former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on charges stemming from the acceptance of free rent and apartment renovations, tax evasion and lying on his application for the job as head of the Department of Homeland Security, two federal sources and a source involved in the defense told ABC News. As news of the indictment spread, police in suburban White Plains, N.Y., prepared for an expected onslaught of media by setting up police barricades in front of the courthouse and a parking area for television trucks directly across from it, police...
  • O.C. Sheriff Carona indicted (Orange County, CA)

    10/29/2007 10:49:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 45 replies · 677+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10.30.07 | Christine Hanley, H.G. Reza and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into allegations that he misused his office for financial gain, law enforcement officials said Monday. The indictment, filed under seal, is expected to be made public soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday, officials said. Carona's longtime political advisor and attorney, Michael Schroeder, said federal authorities had not questioned the sheriff, nor officially informed him that he was the target of a federal investigation. Schroeder, who was in Amsterdam on business, also said that rumors of the investigation had not distracted Carona from...
  • Feds: Top U.S. Official Aided La Shish Scam

    10/02/2007 10:47:43 PM PDT · by Westlander · 10 replies · 537+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 10-2-2007 | WXYZ.COM
    A high-ranking official with the Detroit office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (“ICE”), formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and four other metro-Detroit men were indicted by a federal Grand Jury with multiple counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion, United States Attorney Stephen J. Murphy announced today. U.S. Attorney Murphy was joined in the announcement by Thomas M. Frost, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago, Illinois office of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General, and Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan, office of the Federal...
  • Campaign To Indict Mugabe For Crimes Against Humanity

    09/10/2007 2:58:42 PM PDT · by pinochet · 7 replies · 302+ views
    .....Mugabe’s crimes include the massacre of 20,000 members of the Matabele tribe in the 1980s, because the people of that community refused to vote for him. This crime was well documented in an investigation that was conducted by the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe.....Mugabe has also murdered hundreds of opposition supporters, and his destruction of the agricultural industry in Zimbabwe has caused thousands to starve to death. The Zimbabwean dictator destroyed the homes of 700,000 poverty stricken people in Harare, and his army is reported to have committed war crimes against the people of the Congo between 1998 and 2002....... ......The...
  • Fieger Charged in Campaign Finance Probe (Jack Kevorkian Lawyer, Breck Girl)

    08/24/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 2,829+ views
    AP vis SFGate ^ | 8/24/7 | DAVID RUNK, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT (AP) -- Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, was indicted on charges of conspiring to make more than $125,000 in illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards. The indictment was returned Aug. 21 and unsealed Friday. It names both Fieger and Vernon Johnson, a partner in Fieger's Southfield-based law firm.
  • Will Democrats Return Jefferson's Dirty Money?

    06/05/2007 8:19:36 PM PDT · by No Dog · 1 replies · 201+ views
    GOP Bloggers ^ | 6/5/07 | Matt Margolis
    Following Tom DeLay's indictment, then-DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel pressured congressional Republicans to return any DeLay-contributions they received. Will Democrats (remember, the open, honest and ethical party) return the cash they received from the now indicted Willliam Jefferson? reports that Jefferson gave thousands of dollars to Democrats and based on the standard they set after DeLay's indictment, it's time for them to give up their dirty money.
  • Officials comment on Jefferson's indictment {gag alert)

    06/04/2007 5:19:23 PM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 522+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    Some responses from Louisiana officials on the indictment of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson: __ "Congressman William Jefferson has always been a strong advocate for the people of Louisiana and has during his tenure in Congress made good votes and done great things to further the progress of the state. "As far as Congressman Jefferson's legal issues, we will not attempt to analyze the federal indictment nor interpret the law. An indictment is not an admission of guilt _ we will leave that decision to the courts." _ Chris Whittington, Louisiana Democratic Party chairman __ "These are serious allegations and must...
  • Indictment Near for Michael Vick, Success Uncertain

    05/31/2007 8:54:14 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 879+ views
    ABC News ^ | 5/31/07 | LEN PASQUARELLI
    Officials believe there might be enough evidence to indict Vick in connection with dogfighting. Two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation have told they believe there is sufficient evidence to indict Michael Vick in connection with a suspected dogfighting ring that was run on property the Falcons quarterback owned in Virginia. The sources, however, cautioned this week that, based on the current evidence, it might be difficult to successfully prosecute Vick, who has denied knowledge of dogfighting at the property in Surry County. "There is probably enough there to bring a bill [of indictment]," said one source, "but...
  • CA: New indictment released in Hollywood wiretapping scandal (Anthony Pellicano)

    02/14/2007 7:15:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 502+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/14/07 | Greg Risling - ap
    A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a revised indictment in a Hollywood wiretapping scandal that chronicles further conversations between private investigator Anthony Pellicano and an attorney representing billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. The new indictment comes more than a year after initial charges were filed in the case and six months before trial is expected to begin. Prosecutors promised another indictment was forthcoming but no new defendants and charges were included in the latest version. It does include detailed discussions between Pellicano, 62, and Terry Christensen, an attorney who represented Kirkorian in a child-support battle with his ex-wife. Prosecutors accused Christensen...
  • Feds Accuse John Ford of Stealing From TennCare (Harold Ford Jr's Uncle)

    12/18/2006 8:06:55 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 630+ views
    MyFoxMemphis ^ | 12/18/06
    Memphis, Tenn. (WHBQ) -- Just before noon Monday federal prosecutors announced more charges against former State Senator John Ford, these latest indictments for alleged fraudulent consulting deals involving TennCare. Craig Morford, Tennessee's Attorney General, announced in a press conference Monday "John Ford used his position as a Tennessee senator to advance interest of Doral and Omnicare within the state of Tennessee while concealing and failing to disclose his personal interest in and receipt of over 800 thousand dollars from the very interests he was talking." According to the federal indictment, Ford used his influence while serving as a member of...
  • Grand jury indicts Alaska lawmaker on extortion, 6 more counts

    12/08/2006 1:01:17 PM PST · by skeptoid · 4 replies · 496+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 8, 200 | Grand jury indicts Alaska lawmaker on extortion, 6 more counts
    A federal grand jury has indicted an Alaska lawmaker on charges of extortion, conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering, federal officials said Friday. A seven-count indictment was returned against state Rep. Thomas T. Anderson, R-Anchorage, on Wednesday, assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher said. Anderson was arrested Thursday, and was being held at the city jail.
  • William Jefferson D-La probe ruling could delay decision on indictment (until spring)

    11/15/2006 2:11:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 597+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/15/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson probe ruling could delay decision on indictmentRaid on his D.C. office proves to be the snag Wednesday, November 15, 2006 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- In an order that could delay the government's decision on whether to indict Rep. William Jefferson, a three-judge panel has put off until at least the spring a final decision on legal challenges to some documents taken in a historic raid of the congressman's Capitol Hill office last May. While the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., said that the Justice Department can immediately begin examining those documents and computer files not challenged...
  • Former HP Chair Dunn Indicted

    10/05/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 15 replies · 536+ views
    BusinessWeek Online ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2006 | Lorraine Woellert
    The California AG has charged Dunn with four felony counts, but her lawyer claims they've got the wrong person for the wrong reason California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has charged former Hewlett-Packard () Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and others involved in the company's spying scandal with four felony counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy. "One of our state's most venerable corporate institutions lost its way," said Lockyer at a press conference on Oct. 4 announcing the charges in the month-old scandal. The indictments give Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd and the company reason to breathe easier, even as they await word...
  • Timing (of indictment) in case against William Jefferson D-La. tricky

    09/24/2006 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 851+ views
    NOLA ^ | 9/24/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Timing in case against Jefferson trickyElection may affect when feds tip hand Sunday, September 24, 2006 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- With the selection last week of a technology expert to copy documents from computer hard drives taken from Rep. William Jefferson's office, the Justice Department might soon have the material it says it needs to wrap up its 18-month investigation of the New Orleans Democrat. That could leave the agency with a dilemma: Should the department decide whether to seek an indictment of Jefferson before the Nov. 7 primary or wait until after the race is decided? **SNIP** "The...
  • L.A. Law Firm Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

    07/18/2006 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 1 replies · 226+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | July 18, 2006 | Eric Berkowitz
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A top class-action law firm and two of its partners pleaded not guilty to charges of secretly paying more than $11 million in kickbacks to get people to take part in shareholder lawsuits. At the second of two hearings Monday, Prosecutor Douglas Axel said there is a "significant possibility" of a future superseding indictment being filed, which may add additional claims and parties. Also pleading not guilty Monday in federal court were Seymour M. Lazar, who is accused of acting as a paid plaintiff in some of the firm's cases, and Paul T. Selzer, who is...
  • Union: Deal that led to mayor's indictment was never secret (San Jose Dem. Mayor Ron Gonzales)

    07/06/2006 6:19:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 283+ views
    The Teamsters union on Thursday defended the $11 million garbage contract that led to the indictment of Mayor Ron Gonzales. Gonzales is accused of pressuring Norcal Waste Systems Inc., into using the Teamsters - instead of a lower-paid union - at a recycling plant. Prosecutors allege he then secretly agreed to help the trash contractor recoup the extra labor expenses at a taxpayer expense. Union officials said at a news conference on Thursday that there was never a "secret" deal. "How can I be in a secret deal when I went and testified before the entire city council and we...
  • San Jose mayor refuses to resign after indictment - 6 count indictment,, fraud, bribery ,conspiracy

    06/23/2006 6:30:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 588+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/06 | May Wong and Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Mayor Ron Gonzales rejected calls to step down after he was booked on fraud, bribery and conspiracy charges from a grand jury probe into a secretly negotiated garbage contract. Gonzales, 55, was released on a $50,000 bond after being indicted on six counts Thursday for allegedly brokering a backroom deal that cost taxpayers more than $11 million. He refused to resign his post and continued to deny any wrongdoing in the scandal that has dogged him for nearly two years. "The people of San Jose elected me to be the mayor of this town, and I am going to be...
  • San Jose mayor (Democrat Ron Gonzales) posts bail after indictment

    06/22/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 577+ views
    Mayor Ron Gonzales was indicted by a county grand jury Thursday on six counts, his office said, but the allegations were not immediately clear. Prosecutors have said they were investigating whether Gonzales committed any crime for secretly negotiating a trash hauling contract with Norcal Waste Systems that cost taxpayers an additional $11.25 million in labor costs. Neither authorities nor Gonzales could immediately be reached for comment, but the mayor's office said he and aide Joe Guerra posted bail Thursday morning. Guerra's lawyer, Alan Lagod, hadn't seen an indictment, but said his client and the mayor "self-surrendered at the sheriff's department...
  • Jason Leopold Caught Sourceless Again

    06/19/2006 7:48:09 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 1,763+ views
    CJR Daily ^ | 6/19/06 | Paul McLeary
    We wonder if the folks over at are rethinking their affiliation with reporter and serial fabulist Jason Leopold. Leopold, you may recall, is the freelance reporter who was caught making stuff up in a 2002 article, self-admittedly "getting it completely wrong" in pieces for Dow Jones, and had his own memoir cancelled because of concerns over the accuracy of quotations. Leopold's latest addition to his application for membership in the Stephen Glass school of journalism came on May 12 of this year, when he got what appeared to be the scoop of a lifetime. Now writing for,...
  • Pardon talk for Libby begins

    06/17/2006 11:10:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 63 replies · 1,791+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 19, 2006 | TOM BRUNE
    WASHINGTON -- Now that top White House aide Karl Rove is off the hook in the CIA leak probe, President George W. Bush must weigh whether to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the only one indicted in the three-year investigation. Speculation about a pardon began in late October, soon after Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald unsealed the perjury indictment of Libby, and it continued last week after Fitzgerald chose not to charge Rove. "I think ultimately, of course, there are going to be pardons," said Joseph diGenova, a former prosecutor and an old Washington hand who shares...
  • Sorry, Ambassador Wilson (The Fantasy Rove Indictment)

    06/14/2006 12:14:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,727+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | The Editors
    There will be no frog marching of Karl Rove out of the White House. For months, there has been plenty of irresponsible speculation about an impending indictment of senior White House aide Karl Rove for his purported role in leaking the identity of Valerie Plame in an effort to "discredit" her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson. In the wake of yesterday's announcement that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed Mr. Rove that he will not be indicted, we know definitively the indictment scenario was a fantasy -- like virtually every other charge leveled by Mr. Wilson against the Bush administration in...
  • Is the New York Times About to be Indicted?

    05/25/2006 1:09:42 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 2,861+ views
    Armavirumque ^ | May 25, 2006 | James Piereson
    Is The New York Times about to be indicted? That would be a fair inference from the strange exchanges that have gone back and forth over the past few days between the Justice Department and the editors of the paper. On Sunday, during the ABC news program, "This Week," Attorney General Gonzales was asked if the federal government might prosecute journalists who published classified information. "There are some statutes on the books," he answered, "which . . . would seem to indicate that this is a possibility." He went on to suggest that such prosecutions were implicitly authorized by the...
  • Michigan Lawyers and Politicians Applaud Report of Rove Indictment

    05/23/2006 10:03:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 223+ views
    azconservative ^ | 18 May 2006 | John Semmens
    A gathering of lawyers in Michigan, with Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in attendance, erupted in a standing ovation when it was announced that Karl Rove had been indicted. "This is sweet," Clinton was overheard commenting to Granholm. "I was afraid they were going to announce bin Laden had been captured. That would've been bad news." It turned out the announcement was incorrect. Rove has not been indicted. The consensus opinion at the Democratic National Committee is that Rove somehow engineered the announcement to raise false hope that could later be crushed by the truth. "It's...
  • Indictment links 5 to U. of Washington horticulture fire - ELF

    05/12/2006 7:11:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 507+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/12/06 | Gene Johnson - ap
    A federal grand jury indictment alleges that five people were behind the firebombing of the University of Washington's horticulture center in May 2001. The indictment returned Thursday names three people and refers to two others who were not identified in connection with the fire, one of the Northwest's most notorious acts of ecoterrorism. The horticulture center, which was rebuilt for about $7 million, had done work on fast-growing hybrid poplars in hopes of limiting the amount of natural forests that timber companies log. The Earth Liberation Front, a shadowy collection of environmental activists, claimed responsibility five days after the fire,...
  • S. Korean Cloning Scientist Hwang Indicted

    05/12/2006 4:05:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 391+ views
    AP ^ | 05/12/06 | JAE-SOON CHANG
    S. Korean Cloning Scientist Hwang Indicted By JAE-SOON CHANG, Associated Press Writer Fri May 12, 1:43 AM ET South Korean prosecutors indicted disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk Friday on charges of fraud, embezzlement and bioethics violations in a scandal over faked stem cell research that shook the scientific community. Five members of Hwang's research team were indicted on lesser charges, prosecution official Lee In-kyu said in a nationally televised news conference. Hwang was hailed worldwide as a stem cell pioneer and treated as a national hero until investigations late last year showed that he had fabricated key data, which had...
  • Indictment of ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI (12/2001)

    04/27/2006 4:20:13 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 282+ views
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-v-ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI, a/k/a "Shaqil," a/k/a "Abu Khalid al Sahrawi,"Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CRIMINAL NO:Conspiracy to Commit Acts of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries (18 U.S.C. §§ 2332b(a)(2) & (c))(Count One)Conspiracy to Commit Aircraft Piracy (49 U.S.C. §§ 46502(a)(1)(A) and (a)(2)(B)) (Count Two)Conspiracy to Destroy Aircraft (18 U.S.C. §§ 32(a)(7) & 34) (Count Three)Conspiracy to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction(18 U.S.C. § 2332a(a)) (Count Four)Conspiracy to...
  • New York Mob Indictment Charges 32

    02/23/2006 1:56:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/06 | Larry Neumiester - ap
    NEW YORK - The acting boss of the city's most powerful crime family and 31 others are charged in a new indictment with racketeering crimes, including murder, extortion, drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities announced Thursday. The indictment "delivers an absolute body blow" to the Genovese family's structure, said FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon. He said 30 people had been arrested. The 42-count indictment unsealed Thursday accuses the defendants of engaging in criminal activity for more than a decade. U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia also released details about a corrupt lawyer whom he said had enabled the family's acting...
  • Democrat Siegelman narrows poll gap against Baxley (Alabama)

    02/22/2006 8:42:34 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 360+ views
    TimesDaily ^ | 2/22/06
    A new poll shows former Gov. Don Siegelman has overcome months of scandal to narrow a big gap against Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, but many voters remain undecided. A Mobile Register-University of South Alabama poll conducted Feb. 9 through Feb. 16 showed 37 percent for Baxley and 34 percent for Siegelman, with 29 percent unsure of who to support. The poll results reflect responses from 400 people statewide who identified themselves as registered, likely voters in this year's Democratic primary. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points,...
  • Pellicano Wiretap Indictment

    02/21/2006 6:24:00 AM PST · by libstripper · 6 replies · 561+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb. 3, 2006 | The Smoking Gun
    An illegal wiretapping and information gathering network run by disgraced Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano allegedly recorded Sylvester Stallone's telephone calls and accessed confidential law enforcement records pertaining to other entertainment industry figures, including actors Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, and Keith Carradine, journalists Anita Busch and Bernard Weinraub, and powerful agents Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane. Pellicano and six associates were named in a 110-count federal racketeering indictment unsealed today in Los Angeles. A copy of the 60-page indictment can be found below.
  • Secrets remain after indictment of Hollywood private eye - Anthony Pellicano

    02/11/2006 11:24:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 549+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/11/06 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than two decades, if there was a scandal to be snuffed out in Hollywood, private investigator Anthony Pellicano was considered the man for the job. In 1983, his analysis of audio tapes and other evidence undermined testimony from witnesses and helped earn auto maker John DeLorean an acquittal in a cocaine trafficking case. Ten years later, he worked for pop superstar Michael Jackson in his first fight against child molestation allegations. Actor Sylvester Stallone once called the detective a "very good friend." Through his celebrity connections, Pellicano eventually became a star in his own...
  • Al-Reuters hits a new low: Post-9/11, US Muslim charities fear work is at risk

    12/12/2005 10:21:31 PM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 209+ views
    CAGE ^ | 12.13.2005 | Reuters
    dolphin says: But... but... he was only sponsoring the Islamic Jihad!.. A truly shocking, unbelievable piece that will long be revered as an epitome of whitewashing in the history of journalism. Al-Reuters, without a hint of shame, attempts to portray the apparent sponsor of terrorism, who barely escaped conviction, as a simple peaceful man who is only trying to help his fellow Muslims in the Palestinian Authority.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a country seared by the September 11 attacks, Muslim American charities and donors say they live in constant fear of frozen funds, indictments and even closure, regardless of whether they...
  • Investigation and Indictment of John F. Kerry for Treason

    12/12/2005 12:33:10 PM PST · by freema · 41 replies · 2,232+ views
    The Federalist Patriot ^ | 12/12/05 | Mark Alexander
    2005 Update on the "Petition for Investigation and Indictment" of John F. Kerry for treason. We have received thousands of inquiries about the 2004 "Petition for Investigation and Indictment" of John Kerry. According to legal experts, John Kerry's meetings with enemy agents from Communist North Vietnam on multiple occasions between 1970 and 1972 are not covered under Jimmy Carter's amnesty as outlined in EO 4483. For that reason, on 22 October 2004, we delivered to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft a "Petition for Investigation and Indictment" calling on the Department of Justice to determine conclusively whether Kerry's actions, in direct...
  • DeLay Seeks to Split Charges To Get to Trial More Quickly

    12/07/2005 11:34:26 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 1 replies · 457+ views
    DeLay Seeks to Split Charges To Get to Trial More Quickly Associated Press December 7, 2005 3:05 p.m. AUSTIN, Texas -- Rep. Tom DeLay asked a judge Wednesday to separate the two remaining charges against him and let him to go to trial quickly on one count. The Texas Republican is seeking a quick resolution of the charges so he can regain his post as House majority leader when Congress reconvenes in late January. House GOP rules prevent him from serving in the post as long he remains under indictment. On Monday, Texas Judge Pat Priest on Monday dismissed one...

    11/20/2005 5:20:16 PM PST · by Zacs Mom · 40 replies · 1,333+ views
    Federation of American Scientists ^ | 06 November 1998 | United States District Court
    "A U.S. Federal Grand Jury in New York on Nov. 5 issued an indictment against Usama Bin Laden alleging that he and others engaged in a long-term conspiracy to attack U.S. facilities overseas and to kill American citizens ... Additionally, the indictment states that Al Qaeda reached an agreement with Iraq not to work against the regime of Saddam Hussein and that they would work cooperatively with Iraq, particularly in weapons development."
  • Justice Rules Requires Fitzgerald to Throw Out Libby Indictment: Jed Babbin says to John Batchelor

    11/16/2005 8:36:28 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 123 replies · 3,754+ views
    This comes in the wake of the Woodward revelation that a former administration official discussed Plame/Flame with Bob Woodward before Libby ever spoke to a reporter. Also, that Woodward can not recall if he revealed the information to Libby. I am paraphrasing what I heard on tonight's John Batchelor Program during the 10:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. EST time slot on 770 WABC here in New York. Keep in mind that the last time I posted iformation from this program it was regarding John Fund saying Harriet Meirs Harriet Meirs nomination will be pulled. My post was two weeks before...
  • Vallely: Wilson told me 'my wife is CIA' in 2002 [my title]

    11/04/2005 7:44:45 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 175 replies · 5,072+ views
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 11/03/05 | (my summary of radio report)
    Paul Vallely, on air last night on the John Batchelor show, said he met Joe Wilson in 2002 in the "green room" of a cable network's studio.Both Vallely and Wilson were waiting to go on air. Wilson, at that time, was packaging himself as an expert on Iraq.Vallely said that since he and Wilson found they had some acquaintances in common, they began talking. In the course of the conversation, Wilson told Vallely that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA.This conversation, Vallely said, took place in 2002, several months before Plame's alleged "outing" at the hands of Karl Rove and...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald Planned 2004 October Surprise

    11/04/2005 4:16:03 AM PST · by Hadean · 89 replies · 3,757+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 4, 2005
    Democrats are lamenting the fact that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald wasn't able to indict Lewis "Scooter" Libby on Leakgate charges a month before last year's presidential election - a move that Fitzgerald acknowleged was his original plan last Friday. "I wish the truth had come out one year ago," said Bob Shrum - campaign manager to presidential loser John Kerry - on MSNBC's "Hardball" Thursday night. "Because as Patrick Fitzgerald said, he would have indicted in October of 2004, and you wouldn`t have a [second] Bush administration." Announcing the Libby indictment on Friday, Fitzgerald made it clear that he wanted...
  • Libby Indictment a Political Dud

    11/02/2005 5:05:30 AM PST · by WmCraven_Wk · 17 replies · 1,302+ views ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 | David Limbaugh
    The grand jury indictment against Scooter Libby puts Mr. Libby in serious legal jeopardy, but does little to put the Bush administration or the GOP in political jeopardy. I've read the indictment, the relevant federal statutes and certain cases construing various elements of those statutes. Here's my nutshell report. The indictment alleges that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent whose very affiliation with the CIA was classified information. Mr. Libby, as an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, has clearance for classified information. In such capacity, Libby allegedly learned of Plame's affiliation with the CIA and passed that information on...
  • Court Not The Answer For The Left

    11/01/2005 6:51:06 AM PST · by Wrangler22 · 1 replies · 122+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | November 1, 2001 | John Kuethe
    The much heralded indictments of top White House officials were handed down . . . no, wait. One indictment was handed down by Patrick Fitzgerald. Liberals have long anticipated this day, and have linked Mr. Fitzgerald’s work to their anti-war efforts. This is a stretch on their part but let’s examine it further. At the press conference last Friday, ABC reporter, Terry Moran, said, "Many Americans are opposed to war. Critics of your administration have looked to your investigation and hoped they might see this indictment as a vindication of their argument that the administration took the country to war...
  • One indictment for a thousand crimes Libby is legally culpable, but many are morally so.

    10/31/2005 7:15:52 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 37 replies · 940+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/28/05 | Editorial Staff Opinion
    Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, stands indicted for lying to a grand jury and obstructing investigators probing the outing of an undercover CIA operative. These are serious charges brought by a serious prosecutor. They are not, as some would have it, "technicalities." You can't have justice unless people cooperate with criminal investigations and tell the truth when they have sworn an oath to do so. That said, one man's apparent attempt to subvert justice is not what is most significant about this case. Fundamentally it has always been about a White House so determined to go...
  • Scooter Libby Charged With Revealing Ship Movements?

    10/30/2005 4:50:34 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 54 replies · 2,718+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | October 30, 2005 | Larry Leonard
    Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald, widely admired by Chicago prosecutors for his creative genius in locating new ways to charge people with crimes, said words to this effect: "These are not charges that Mr. Libby outed a covert CIA agent." He is not, apparently, a stupid man, for that charge would have required eventual proof of a violation of the 1982 Identities Act, which obviously has not taken place. (More about that, below.) Then to justify this indictment he referred to a statute in the U.S. Code which upon investigation proves his reputation for creativity since it relates to (can you believe...
  • Don't Expect A Joyride From Scooter, Dems (Mark Steyn On The New Miz Moneypenny Alert)

    10/30/2005 3:05:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 2,629+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/30/05 | Mark Steyn
    The "Ding Dong, the Bush Is Dead" fever rages on, disappointments notwithstanding. Hurricane Katrina was, politically, a wash. And say what you like about Harriet Miers, but at least the disaffected right wrapped the whole thing up in a month. Meanwhile, the left's still panting orgasmically about Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into what Scooter Libby said to Judith Miller about what Valerie Plame knew about what Joseph C. Wilson IV said . . . zzzz . . . fingers growing heavy . . . losing the will to type . . . Most Americans have never heard of any of these...
  • Cheney's office at center of CIA leak indictment [Reuters busted, again.... What "leak indictment?]

    10/29/2005 2:54:42 PM PDT · by rabair · 35 replies · 1,499+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:40 PM ET | James Vicini and Adam Entous
    Cheney's office at center of CIA leak indictmentSat Oct 29, 2005 3:40 PM ET By James Vicini and Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The indictment of former top White House aide Lewis Libby in the CIA leak investigation will put Vice President Dick Cheney's office at the center of court proceedings, raising the
  • Fitzgerald Documents on his Website

    10/28/2005 10:23:21 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 66 replies · 2,699+ views
    Office of Special Counsel ^ | Oct. 28, 2005 | Patrick J. Fitzegerald
    THIS IS THE ACTUAL WEBSITE OF the Office of Special Counsel, Patrick Fitzegerald, with all the info, including full text of indictments. Please click here:USDOJ Special Councel, Patrick Fitzegerald's website
  • Libby indicted on obstruction of justice, false statement and perjury charge - RESIGNS

    10/28/2005 9:45:41 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 750 replies · 39,887+ views ^ | October 28, 2005
    Libby indicted on obstruction of justice, false statment and perjury charge...
  • The Man Who Could Rock the Bush Administration

    10/27/2005 8:54:51 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 59 replies · 3,994+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 27, 2005 | ABC News
    Patrick Fitzgerald's team worked late into the night after spending three hours before a grand jury that has the power to hand up indictments in the CIA leak probe that could rock the Bush administration. Those who know Fitzgerald best, predict those indictments are imminent. "He would have shut this down sooner had he known that there wasn't going to be indictments at the end of the day," said Joshua Berman, a former colleague of Fitzgerald. Many who have worked with him describe Fitzgerald as determined, meticulous, intense — a man with a perfect memory. President Bush has called Fitzgerald's...