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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...