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Where Are They Now? Philadelphia Officials Who Stifled Dissent at RNC 2000

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

As we prepare for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) less than three weeks away, those who recall how Philadelphia handled the RNC in 2000 are wondering if we'll see a repeat of the infamous stain on the city's history.

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Calls grow in Congress for Dept. of Justice to investigate Exxon Mobil f...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability may ...

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Aaron Marr Page

Nearly a decade ago, Chevron Corporation issued a public statement warning the Ecuadorian communities who were plaintiffs in a massive environmental case against the company in Ecuador that they would face "a lifetime of appellate and collateral litigation" if they continued to vigorously pursue their claims.

Ben Walsh

For-Profit Company Threatened To Jail People For Not Paying Traffic Fines, Lawsuit Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business

The pitch is simple: For no cost, a private company will help collect fines and fees owed to cities. These for-profit firms, called probation services...

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign.

The Potemkin College in Herald Square: An Inside Look at ASA, the For-Profit College Fighting Off a RICO Lawsuit

Stephen K. Hirst | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Stephen K. Hirst

Done differently, perhaps the for-profit model has the potential to become what its defenders claim it is, but right now it's the wild West out there, and nothing demonstrates the need for more oversight and regulation in this area than the cash-grab/shitshow that is ASA in New York City.

Dan Rutherford Joins Bruce Rauner In Club RICO

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.17.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Regardless of how the lawsuit against Dan Rutherford plays out, it's interesting to note that two of the four Republican candidates for governor are now linked to alleged racketeering conduct.

Rauner's GTCR Settled Racketeering Lawsuit in 2006

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The case was originally filed in state court in Ohio in 2004, but was then moved to federal court.

Licensing Crimes

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Granting criminals immunity for assisting law enforcement officials in convicting dangerous criminals is a well-established, however controversial practice.

12 Lawsuits Filed Alleging Racketeering Against MSU

Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV | Andrea Lannom | Posted 02.09.2013 | College

A Shepherdstown attorney said Dec. 6 that he has filed 12 federal lawsuits and plans to file 10 more on behalf of former Mountain State University stu...

Joe Paterno, the Penn State Tragedy and Child Molestation

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Not one story goes by without calling Paterno 'Coach'. This tragedy is not about a 'Coach'. What some sportscasters, fans, and a small but violent flash mob of students fail to realize is that this story is not about sports.

Billionaire Bishop Charged With Bilking Brazil's Pentacostals, Sending Money to US

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

After a long investigation by the federal police Brazil's attorney general is finally litigating the big fraud and racketeering case against the self-anointed Pentecostal Bishop Edir Macedo.

Betty Loren-Maltese's Cicero Home Up For Auction

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The single-story, brick home once owned by Cicero's former town president Betty Loren-Maltese is set to go on the auction block at noon on Thursday an...

Cigarettes and Sinners

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Some of the Justice Department proposals as to what the cigarette companies must say in their ads are in the nature of a confession that might be heard by a priest in a confessional.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

NY Man Hires Thieves To Run Stolen Comic Book Ring

bostonherald.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A western New York businessman enlisted thieves and sold on eBay a huge assortment of their stolen merchandise, including vintage comic books believed...

Ohio Chamber Lies and Hides Election Buys

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce will not reveal the list of individuals and corporations that have funded its election campaign in the Buckeye State, des...

Charging Rove With Racketeering

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The injection of huge sums of cash into partisan election operations has re-defined the process of American democracy in this and several previous election cycles. We're not testing the legalities of these coordinated efforts.

"Corruption Shtick" in the Garden State

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Dezenhall

Philip Roth called it right when he said, "We now live in an age in which the imagination of the novelist lies helpless before what he knows he will read in tomorrow morning's newspaper."

Fight Crime, Ban Symbols

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Suzette Standring

A patch, label or logo does not a murderer make. Let's not start down a road where in time the government gets into the business of controlling tee-shirt slogans.