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  • 3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

    01/23/2017 2:01:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:33 PM EST | Michelle R. Smith
    A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the state’s political culture. The charges filed against Democrat Ray Gallison in federal court Monday include mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and filing false tax returns. Gallison, an attorney, acknowledged taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a dead man’s estate and other misconduct. “This says something about our political culture here, which I think should get our attention,” U.S. Attorney Peter...
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Former Arkansas (Democrat) state treasurer pleads not guilty (10 mail fraud charges)

    02/27/2014 1:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies ^ | 2/27/14 | Jill Bleed - ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner pleaded not guilty Thursday to mail fraud charges alleging that she misspent campaign funds — counts that won't be part of her upcoming bribery and extortion trial. Shoffner, a Democrat, didn't speak during her arraignment in federal court on the new charges, 10 counts of mail fraud. The charges allege that she misspent $9,800 in campaign funds on clothing, cosmetics and other personal items. The judge set a March 31 trial date. Shoffner is scheduled to stand trial Monday on the bribery and extortion charges. In that case, she is...
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud (Chicago Raised Community Activist, BHO Sychophant)

    02/13/2013 6:58:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Mortgage Fraud Blog ^ | Thursday, 07 February 2013 | Rachel Dollar
    Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud Warren Ballentine, 41, Durham, North Carolina, and formerly of Country Club Hills, Illinois, a lawyer who hosts a national radio talk show, was indicted on federal charges for allegedly engaging in two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders of a total of approximately $9.7 million. The defendant allegedly schemed with others to obtain more than two dozen fraudulent mortgage loans and represented buyers at multiple closings, knowing that they were fraudulently qualified for loans to purchase homes in Chicago, Illinois, and various southern suburbs. Ballentine owns the Law Office of Warren Ballentine,...
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • FBI arrests campaign treasurer for Democratic politicians (suspicion of mail fraud)

    09/04/2011 8:38:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/3/11 | LAT
    The Orange County Register is reporting that federal authorities have arrested a Burbank-based campaign treasurer for a number of Democratic politicians, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove.
  • FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer

    09/04/2011 4:57:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed Saturday afternoon that Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureau’s Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...

    07/27/2010 9:10:47 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 154 replies · 8+ views
    CHELSEA CLINTON in full meltdown mode after severe panic attacks - that new hubby will be a cheater. Panicky bride-to-be Chelsea Clinton is secretly undergoing emergency prenuptial counseling ordered by her mom Hillary, insiders say. "Chelsea is a nervous wreck as her wedding approaches. She's terrified that she'll disgrace herself and her family," a Clinton family friend told The ENQUIRER. The 30-year-old former first daughter is set to wed Wall Street-er Marc Mezvinsky in a $1 million dream wedding on July 31 at the Astor Courts, a 50-acre private estate in Rhinebeck, N.Y. But now she's having second thoughts. "Chelsea...
  • Exclusive: ‘Muslims-Only’ Enclave Thrives In Philadelphia

    07/02/2010 6:13:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Paul Williams, Ph.D.
    Thanks to U.S. taxpayers, an Islamic enclave is being carved out of the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. And how generous have you been with your tax dollars? You just gave $1.6 billion for the privilege of turning over all this cash to the Islamic community. The person doing the carving is Kenny Gamble, the author of such hit songs as “Love Train” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.” So far Americans have shelled out $1.6 billion in federal grants, loans, and “charitable” gifts to create an alleged “Muslims-only” community. A convert to Islam, Gamble, now known as Luqman...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • Real Estate Developer Charged in Massive Fraudulent Financing Scheme (IL)

    07/23/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 23, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois
    CHICAGO—A Libertyville, Illinois real estate developer, who offered and sold limited partnership interests and short term, high interest, guaranteed promissory notes to the public, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday and charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain, retain and use more than $10,000,000 from investors and financial institutions. Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the return of the fourteen-court indictment against Forrest David Laidley...
  • Ex-Conyers aide who skipped fraud sentencing arrested in Africa

    01/03/2006 5:28:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,756+ views
    DETROIT (AP) - A former aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers has been arrested in Africa after skipping his sentencing on a federal fraud conviction, federal authorities said. DeWayne Boyd, 49, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Friday in Accra, Ghana, said Daniel D. Roberts, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office. Boyd is a former aide to Willie Brown when he was the speaker of the California Assembly. Boyd was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at the April sentencing hearing on convictions of mail fraud, making false declarations under oath, making false statements to...
  • Alabama Elected Official Convicted of Looting Charity Coffers

    07/02/2009 5:15:48 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 10 replies · 802+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 1, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
    BIRMINGHAM, AL—Joyce White Vance, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Charles E. Regan, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Reginael McDaniel, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announce that a federal jury returned a verdict finding GREGORY JOHN KATOPODIS guilty on 97 counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud and steal over $162,000 from Jefferson County and from Computer Help for Kids (CHK), a Jefferson County based charity. “This verdict is especially appropriate and just given the egregious nature of the defendant’s crimes....
  • Former VA Director Sentenced to Prison for Theft (AZ)

    06/17/2009 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 339+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 16, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona
    TUCSON, AZ—Connie S. Wilkinson, 54, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced here Monday by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury to 27 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $365,816 to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. Wilkinson pleaded guilty on October 2, 2008 to Theft of Public Money, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud. Wilkinson was the Clinical Director of Education and Training at Southern Arizona Veteran's Affairs Heath Care System (VA) in Tucson, Arizona, between 1999 and 2006, and was issued a government credit card to pay for legitimate expenses in connection with her position. Through...
  • North Carolina Exec Indicted in $7 Million Investment Scheme

    06/04/2009 4:37:18 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 264+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 4, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Western District of North Carolina
    ASHEVILLE, NC—Bryan Noel, 39, of Hendersonville, NC, has been indicted and arrested on one count alleging conspiracy to commit mail fraud, 25 separate counts alleging mail fraud, and two separate counts alleging making a false oath in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding, all in connection with an investment scheme which resulted in losses of approximately $7 million. Noel made his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge today and was detained pending a hearing. That hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. Today’s announcement is made by Edward R. Ryan, Acting United States Attorney for the...
  • Former Street Superintendent of Morgantown(IN) Charged with Diverting $40,000 of Town Money

    05/20/2009 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 15 replies · 421+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 19, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Indiana
    Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that PAUL A. FORD, 33, Morgantown, Indiana, was charged today with mail fraud, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. The information alleges that FORD was previously the Street Superintendent of the Town of Morgantown. Between March 24, 2005 and March 17, 2006, FORD allegedly caused the town to pay for rental of heavy equipment which FORD used exclusively to operate his private excavation business. The Information further contends that FORD caused the town to pay in excess of $40,000...
  • Former Nixa (MO) Employees Indicted for Mail Fraud Schemes Totaling $756,000

    05/16/2009 7:14:37 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 614+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 15, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Western District of Missouri
    SPRINGFIELD, MO—Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former street department superintendent for the city of Nixa, Mo., along with his wife and another former city worker, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for a series of mail fraud and money laundering schemes totaling more than $756,000. Larry W. Covington, 49, and his wife, Paula K. Covington, 52, both of Ash Grove, Mo., and David W. Griggs, 44, of Willard, Mo., were charged in a 51-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield on...
  • Bremen (GA) Man Charged with Operating $7 Million Investment Scam

    05/13/2009 5:59:39 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 727+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 13, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia
    NEWNAN, GA—JEFFREY WALLACE “J.W.” EDWARDS, 43, of Bremen, Georgia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in connection with an alleged $7 million fraud scheme. EDWARDS was arrested this morning and has made an initial appearance before a federal magistrate. EDWARDS is scheduled to have his bond hearing before United States Magistrate Judge Linda Walker on Monday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. The indictment had been sealed until his first court appearance. United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said, “In this latest chapter in the long book of investment...
  • Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 195 replies · 10,039+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office: Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange...
  • Postal Nightmare: Needed - an Investigative Journalist

    10/12/2008 4:52:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies · 1,076+ views
    Oct 12, 2008
    Postal Nightmare: Needed - an Investigative Journalist October 12, 2008Ida Lofstrom is fighting for her life in a San Diego, CA hospital. When the nurse gave her a shot to draw blood, they couldn't stop the bleeding for three days. They found she was overdosed with blood thinner of some kind. She is old and has several problems, but the biggest problem is her ex-husband, James L. Lofstrom. Ida is being help by her daughter from a previous marriage, Brenda, who, many years ago, modeled for the gaming token pictured to the right. James L. Lofstrom is a retired...
  • Priest with secret marriage pleads guilty to half-million-dollar embezzlement

    10/30/2007 10:26:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 316+ views
    CNA ^ | October 29, 2007
    Richmond, Oct 29, 2007 / 10:47 am (CNA).- A retired Roman Catholic priest faces forty years in jail for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from two rural Virginian parishes, the Associated Press reports. On Friday Father Rodney L. Rodis, 51, pled guilty to one count of mail fraud and one of money laundering.  Father Rodis embezzled money from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bumpass and St. Jude Church in Mineral between 2002 and 2006, prosecutors said.  He wired at least $515,231 to relatives in his native Philippines to purchase property.Authorities said Father Rodis established bank accounts and a post...
  • 'Change Of Address' System Causing ID Theft?

    03/16/2006 12:53:15 PM PST · by APRPEH · 4 replies · 496+ views
    ABC7/KGO-TV/DT. ^ | MARCH 15, 2006 | none
    Mar. 15 - Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country and it's hard to find someone who hasn't been a victim. But some accuse a government agency of actually helping thieves gain access to personal information. Even in this age of technology, we still rely on regular mail to send and receive sensitive information. Yet some Bay Area consumers say the post office isn't providing strict enough protection for their mail. They say the current 'change of address' system itself needs changing. Kathleen Shecter, Redwood Shores: "We have really tiny mailboxes so the junk mail fills them...
  • Investigators Look Into Finances Of Local Muslim Cleric (Ohio)

    05/13/2004 11:22:41 AM PDT · by ambrose · 15 replies · 294+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 5.13.04
    Investigators Look Into Finances Of Local Muslim Cleric Damra Faces Charges Of Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, Mail Fraud UPDATED: 7:12 AM EDT May 13, 2004 CLEVELAND -- A local Muslim cleric accused of hiding terrorist ties now has federal investigators looking into his finances. Federal prosecutors are checking the financial records of Fawaz Mohammed Damra, 41. It could lead to charges of tax evasion, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud, NewsChannel5 reported. Damra, the leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, is also accused of concealing terrorist ties on his U.S. citizenship application. Prosecutors revealed the financial investigation while...
  • DUMBOCRAT CORRUPTION ALERT Fund-Raiser, Linked to N.J. Gov., Indicted (skimmed donations to party)

    07/07/2004 10:36:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 10 replies · 858+ views
    Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press | July 7, 2004 | JOHN P. McALPIN
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A Democratic fund-raiser linked to Gov. James E. McGreevey extorted $40,000 in campaign donations by promising a farmer that public officials would help him get more money for development rights to his land, federal authorities said Tuesday. David D'Amiano is charged with extortion, mail fraud and bribery. According to an indictment released Tuesday, D'Amiano told the owner of a Piscataway farm he would not get premium value for his property unless he made donations to the Democratic Party. Middlesex County officials had offered Mark Halper $3 million for development rights to his 74-acre family farm. After D'Amiano...
  • Is Governor McGreevey "State Official 1"???

    07/06/2004 3:59:28 PM PDT · by Not a Friend of Bill · 21 replies · 1,397+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2004, 6:02 p.m. ET | John P. McAlpin
    Democratic fund-raiser indicted on extortion chargesBy JOHN P. McALPIN The Associated Press 7/6/2004, 6:02 p.m. ET TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Democratic fund-raiser linked to Gov. James E. McGreevey extorted $40,000 in campaign donations by promising a farmer that public officials would help him get top dollar for his land, federal authorities said Tuesday. Carteret businessman David D'Amiano is charged with extortion, mail fraud and bribery. According to an indictment released Tuesday, D'Amiano told the owner of a Piscataway farm he would not get premium value for his property unless he made donations to the Democratic Party. Middlesex County officials...
  • David Duke Released from Federal Prison

    04/09/2004 7:00:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 406+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 04-09-03 | AP
    <p>Duke released from federal prison The Associated Press April 9, 2004 BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke left a federal prison in Big Spring, Texas, on Thursday and headed to a halfway house at an undisclosed location in Louisiana.</p>
  • Ballot-tampering probe requested-- Secretary of state appeals to attorney general

    02/26/2004 11:07:50 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 356+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 26,2004 | Alma Walzer and Ryan Gabrielson
    EDINBURG — Texas Secretary of State Geoffrey Connor wants an investigation into the ballot-tampering claims made by four Hidalgo County voters earlier this week. Connor requested the assistance of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to look into complaints filed by four county residents that at least four mail ballots were tampered with. "We’re drafting a letter to the attorney general’s office that will be sent today," said Jennifer Waisath, director of communication for the secretary of state. "The matter in Hidalgo County over the mail ballot issue is now in the hands of the A.G.’s office for a full investigation."...
  • Patton's Former Mistress {Tina Conner} Resigns from Lottery Board

    02/03/2004 5:32:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Patton's former mistress resigns from lottery board Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tina Conner, who was former Gov. Paul Patton's mistress and whom he appointed to the Kentucky Lottery Corp. board, has resigned from that post. Conner did not give a reason for her departure in a Jan. 23 letter to board president but said she "enjoyed my time on the lottery board and was very appreciative of the opportunity to serve on this board." Her term would have expired Nov. 28. Conner did not return calls seeking comment. Patton appointed Conner to the lottery board on Dec. 28, 2000,...

    10/03/2003 1:41:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 406+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/03/03 | PAUL THARP
    <p>October 3, 2003 -- The comics factory of legendary "Incredible Hulk" creator Stan Lee is getting dragged deeper into a federal probe that's worthy of any wacky comic-book plot.</p> <p>It's got bankruptcy, shady characters fleeing to Brazil, con men, check-kiting, White House influence-peddling and even G-men from different agencies jumping on their trail.</p>
  • SCO to Netherlands Distributor: 'Tough Luck!' Distributor to SCO: 'See You in Court!'

    09/15/2003 1:18:36 PM PDT · by Coral Snake · 2 replies · 204+ views ^ | 9-15-2003 | James Turner 
    In a phone conversation today with Erik Monninkhof, CFO and co-founder of Dupaco, the sole distributor of SCO product in the Netherlands, I learned that it's not just competing Linux distributions that are suffering since SCO changed management. According to Monninkhof, Dupaco has had a relationship with SCO for 18 years. In 1986, they drove from COMDEX in Las Vegas to Santa Cruz and, for $5000, became distributors of SCO Xenix in the Netherlands. During the following years, they successfully sold SCO products, outlasting other Netherlands companies that also tried to sell SCO to eventually become the sole distributor. To...
  • The Unholy Trinity: SCO, SUN, MS

    09/12/2003 5:04:11 PM PDT · by Coral Snake · 3 replies · 212+ views
    OpenSource.Org ^ | 9-12-2003 | Raving Luni, aka Ron (Screen name)
    Raving Luni, aka Ron of Linux-Universe has contributed this interesting analysis of the current battle raging against Open Source, and by extension, Freedom in general. Sun is behind it too, very much. The Unholy Trinity shares one common issue: "Open Source software is eating into their profits". So they all support this action in a desperate attempt to save their business model. Here are the patients: SCO is in critical condition, so they go first. Sun is in serious condition, they will come too, more forcefully if they don't find a successful business arround OSS first. So they play both...
  • SCO to Linux Users: Pay Up!

    09/09/2003 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Coral Snake · 193 replies · 402+ views
    eWEEK ^ | 9-9-2003 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    <p>Linux users to SCO: Forget it! Linux & Open Source Center Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a few ideas about what SCO can do with its license.</p> <p>What would you do if you got an invoice from a company demanding payment for software that you've never bought from them? Throw it in the trash, right?</p>
  • The SCO Group's Open Letter to the Open Source Community

    09/09/2003 7:27:10 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 30 replies · 223+ views
    PRNewswire/FirstCall ^ | September 9, 2003
    LINDON, Utah, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Darl McBride, CEO of The SCO Group, sent the following letter, dated Sept. 9, 2003, to the Open Source community: The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a focus of this controversy when we filed a lawsuit against IBM alleging that SCO's proprietary UNIX code has been illegally copied into the free Linux operating system. In...
  • SCO Run-Time License Ready

    09/08/2003 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Coral Snake · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9-8-2003 | Peter Galli
    SCO Run-Time License Ready Fri Sep 5, 1:16 PM ET Add Technology - Ziff Davis to My Yahoo! Peter Galli - eWEEK The SCO Group has been threatening corporate Linux (news - web sites) users with legal action unless they obtain a license for its intellectual property, but until now, businesses have been unable to buy that license. • Vetting SCO's Linux Lawsuits • SCO 'Off Their Rocker' • Innocents Caught in SCO-Linux Cross Fire • More Security News • More Tech News The Lindon, Utah, company last week began selling its SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux, a run-time...
  • Tina Connor, 41, Ex-Mistress of KY Governor Paul Patton, Indicted for Mail Fraud

    07/10/2003 7:19:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 07-10-03 | Brammer, Jack
    Governor's ex-mistress is indicted Accusation against Patton prompts mail-fraud case By Jack Brammer HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU Tina Conner, who had a two-year adulterous affair with Gov. Paul Patton, was charged yesterday with one count of mail fraud by a federal grand jury in Covington. Conner prompted the grand jury's investigation last fall with her allegations that Patton abused his office to help her during their affair and then to hurt her once it ended. In an ironic twist, she now faces charges that could result in a 20-year sentence and a $250,000 fine. No one else has been charged, but...
  • Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales Surrenders on Fraud Charges, Claims Innocence

    03/08/2003 5:57:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Morales surrenders on fraud charges; claims his innocence AUSTIN (AP) — Former Attorney General Dan Morales surrendered to authorities Friday on mail fraud and conspiracy charges, the result of a long-standing federal investigation related to his role in the state's $17 billion settlement with the tobacco industry. Morales was released on a personal recognizance bond after he agreed to give up his passport and to not leave the country. Upon leaving the federal courthouse, Morales declared his innocence. "Every single allegation of wrongdoing included in this indictment is false. Every single allegation of wrongdoing in this indictment is untrue," a...
  • Democrat Blasts Tactics Of McAuliffe

    10/22/2002 11:47:28 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 46 replies · 320+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | October 22, 2002 | Jerry Zeifman
    With congressional election campaigns in full roar, Terence McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, this year sent out fund-raising letters charging Republicans with plans to dismantle our Social Security system. As I see it, McAuliffe is guilty of mail fraud. First, the letters imply that the plan requires most, if not all, Social Security tax revenues to be invested in stocks. This is false. Under the Bush plan no taxpayer is required to invest any revenues in the stock market. The investment is entirely voluntary and is limited to no more than 16 percent of the payroll tax....