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Sandusky Found Guilty

A jury on Friday convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts related to the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 READ MORE



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ICE Arrests Almost 3,000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday that the agency had arrested almost 3,000 immigrants previously convicted of crimes. The arrests came in a seven-day “Cross Check” operation that spanned all 50 states and four U.S. territories.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 READ MORE



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U.S. Hikers in Iran Sentenced to 8 Years

Iranian authorities have sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for espionage, according to an unnamed source on Iran state television. (more)

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Stevens Won’t Back Down

Even as his conviction has politicos rethinking Senate filibuster math, Ted Stevens of Alaska says he’ll fight the verdict and continue campaigning for re-election. It’s not all bad news for the longest serving Senate Republican—and you really can’t make this up—the Senate doesn’t ban convicted felons.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008 READ MORE


Lay and Skilling

A Verdict on an Era?

That’s what the N.Y. Times calls the conviction of Enron honchos Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. But Truthdig contributing cartoonist Mr. Fish has a different perspective (click here to see the full cartoon).

  • Truthdig editor Robert Scheer has written about the crooks from Texas in his new book, “Playing President.” Click here to read some of those classic columns.

  • Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Lay, Skilling Convicted in Enron Collapse

    The “smartest guys in the room” weren’t smart enough to avoid conviction on securities and wire fraud conspiracy charges in one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. After six days of deliberation, the jury rejected Ken Lay’s and Jeff Skilling’s testimony as lies.

    Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Jury Convicts Abu Ghraib Dog Handler

    Sgt. Michael Smith (pictured above threatening an Abu Ghraib detainee with a dog) becomes the ninth soldier to be convicted for detainee abuse. He faces over eight years in prison.
    To date, no high-ranking officials have been charged with crimes stemming from the abuses.

    Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Vanity Fair: Bush Had Ties to Abramoff

    The indicted lobbyist says the president was close enough to him to joke about his weightlifting. “What are you benching, buff guy?” Abramoff said Bush asked him.

    Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


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