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Crime

Photo: Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal
CNN - Sun Mar 1, 2009
Pennsylvania - At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and soft drinks. More»

DNA left at crime scene could be used to create picture of criminal's FACE, say scientists
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Feb 15, 2009
Forensic experts will soon be able to reconstruct facial features and skin just by reading DNA, US scientists said. More»

Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash
Associated Press - Wed Feb 11, 2009
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Two Pennsylvania judges charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers are expected to plead guilty to fraud. More»

Photo: Blagojevich unanimously convicted, tossed from office Blagojevich unanimously convicted, tossed from office
Associated Press - Wed Jan 28, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Governor Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed politician into a national punchline. More»

Photo: "Stevie" Arrested for Threatening President-Elect Obama "Stevie" Arrested for Threatening President-Elect Obama
Associated Press - Thu Jan 15, 2009
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Wisconsin man was arrested Friday in Mississippi after authorities said he threatened on the Internet to kill President-elect Barack Obama. More»

Photo: Aide to former Pa. senator admits pocketing $63K Aide to former Pa. senator admits pocketing $63K
Associated Press - Fri Jan 9, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - A longtime secretary listed as a potential defense witness in the ongoing corruption trial of ex-state Senator Vincent Fumo admitted that she pocketed $63,000 in state funds by padding Fumo's restaurant expenses. More»

Report: Endangered species decisions tainted
Associated Press - Mon Dec 15, 2008
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Interior Department official tainted nearly every decision made on the protection of endangered species over five years, a new inspector general report finds, concluding she exerted improper political interference on many more rulings than previously thought. More»

FBI investigating companies at heart of meltdown
Associated Press - Mon Sep 22, 2008
The FBI is investigating four major US financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger a $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush administration. More»

Photo: David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself
Daily Mail - Tue Sep 9, 2008
A female confidante of Dr David Kelly raised disturbing new questions last night over how the Ministry of Defense weapons inspector was able to kill himself. More»

Photo: The Anthrax Mystery Deepens The Anthrax Mystery Deepens
Time - Sun Aug 3, 2008
Bruce E Ivins, a respected government microbiologist, died of an apparent suicide on July 29, 2008, in a hospital in his hometown of Frederick, MD. More»

Photo: Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator
Associated Press - Mon Jul 28, 2008
Senator Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator and a major figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor that lobbied him for government aid. More»

Ex-Head Of UCLA Cadaver Program Indicted
Associated Press - Fri May 16, 2008
LOS ANGELES, California - The former head of UCLA's cadaver program and a businessman were indicted Friday on eight felony counts involving black market sales of human body parts. More»

Photo: Building Manager: DC Madam's Death Not Suicide Building Manager: DC Madam's Death Not Suicide
WESH-TV - Sun May 4, 2008
ORLANDO, Florida - The building manager of a Central Florida condo said he spent time talking to Deborah Jean Palfrey on Monday as she packed to go to her mother's house and she did not seem suicidal. More»

FBI: Scruggs paid 2 men to persuade AG
Associated Press - Wed Feb 27, 2008
JACKSON, Mississippi - A prominent attorney embroiled in a judicial bribery case paid two associates $500,000 to convince Mississippi's Attorney General not to file criminal charges against an insurance company, according to court records. More»

12 years for contractor in bribery case
Associated Press - Mon Feb 18, 2008
SAN DIEGO - A defense contractor was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday for bribing former Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, trips, the services of prostitutes and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90 million in Pentagon work. More»

Photo: Judge removes himself from Massey case Judge removes himself from Massey case
Associated Press - Thu Jan 17, 2008
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The chief justice of the state Supreme Court agreed Friday to remove himself from a pending case involving Massey Energy Company, days after vacation photos surfaced showing him in Monaco with the coal producer's top executive. More»

Photo: CIA obstructed 9/11 investigators: report CIA obstructed 9/11 investigators: report
AFP - Sat Dec 22, 2007
The CIA obstructed an official US commission investigating the September 11 attacks by withholding tapes of interrogations of Al-Qaeda operatives, according to former panel members quoted in a report on Saturday. More»

Secrecy invoked on Abramoff lawsuits
Associated Press - Sat Dec 1, 2007
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is laying out a new secrecy defense in an effort to end a court battle about the White House visits of now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff. More»

Chief Medical Examiner Accused of Witness Intimidation
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Wed Sep 12, 2007
Georgia's chief medical examiner, Kris Sperry, tried to intimidate and harass an expert who was to testify that there are problems with the state's method of execution in a pending federal lawsuit, according to lawyers for a longtime death row inmate. More»

11 N.J. officials arrested on corruption
Associated Press - Wed Sep 5, 2007
TRENTON, New Jersey - FBI agents arrested 11 public officials in towns across New Jersey Thursday on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts, the US Attorney's Office said. More»

Scientology faces criminal charges
Associated Press - Tue Sep 4, 2007
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the US-based Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion, following a 10-year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization. More»

Photo: GA Sherrif Confesses to Ordering Murder of Sheriff-Elect GA Sherrif Confesses to Ordering Murder of Sheriff-Elect
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Wed Aug 15, 2007
Former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey has confessed to ordering the murder of Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown, DeKalb District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming announced Thursday. More»

U.S. Attorney Became Target After Rebuffing Justice Dept.
Washington Post - Tue Jul 31, 2007
The night before the government secured a guilty plea from the manufacturer of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, a senior Justice Department official called the US attorney handling the case and, at the behest of an executive for the drugmaker, urged him to slow down, the prosecutor told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. More»

Photo: FBI searches Sen. Stevens' Alaska home FBI searches Sen. Stevens' Alaska home
Associated Press - Mon Jul 30, 2007
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal agents with cameras searched the home of US Senator Ted Stevens amid questions about an oil company official's involvement in a 2000 renovation project that doubled the home's size, law enforcement officials said. More»

Photo: Attorney Found Naked In Courthouse With 14-Year-Old Attorney Found Naked In Courthouse With 14-Year-Old
WCAU-TV - Tue Jan 16, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - A criminal defense lawyer was arrested after a sheriff's deputy found him naked with a 14-year-old girl in a courthouse conference room, authorities said Tuesday. More»

Renowned cancer scientist was paid by Monsanto for 20 years
The Guardian, UK - Sat Dec 9, 2006
A world-famous British scientist failed to disclose that he held a paid consultancy with a chemical company for more than 20 years while investigating cancer risks in the industry, the Guardian can reveal. More»

Photo: Republican Congressman Ney Pleads Guilty to Bribery Republican Congressman Ney Pleads Guilty to Bribery
Associated Press - Sat Oct 14, 2006
A senior Republican congressman linked to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to bribery charges in Washington. More»

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