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News of the World Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Guilty

Rebekah Brooks is officially off the hook. For those who might not know, or might have lost track of this story in the whirl of the spin cycle, Brooks is the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid in the United Kingdom.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 READ MORE



AP/Patrick Semansky, File

We Are Bradley Manning

His trial is not simply the persecution of a courageous whistle-blower, but a state mechanism to destroy the independence of the press and its ability to expose the power elite’s criminal activity.

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Cliff Owen

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he illegally acquired a cache of U.S. state secrets and later provided it to WikiLeaks, but not guilty to the most serious charge against him—that he “aided the enemy.”

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 READ MORE



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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



AP/Egyptian State TV

Mubarak Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

An Egyptian judge sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to a life term in prison Saturday for complicity in the killing of unarmed protesters during the uprising that ousted him from power last year. But corruption charges against Mubarak and his sons were dismissed, touching off anger and disbelief in the Arab street.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Jury Finds Muslim Student Heckling Is Not Free Speech

Ten Muslim students from UC Irvine who heckled Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren during an on-campus appearance last year were found guilty Friday of two misdemeanors to conspire and to disrupt the speech, despite their arguments citing free speech.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 READ MORE


The Case for Troy Davis and Against Gov. Rick Perry

On Aug. 18, 1989, Mark MacPhail, a young police officer, was shot to death in a parking lot in Savannah, Ga. Soon afterward Troy Davis (above) was convicted of the killing. Although a majority of testifying witnesses have recanted their statements, a U.S. district court has ordered Davis to be executed Sept. 21. (more)

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Death Penalty Meets Its End in Illinois

Although not everyone was happy with his decision, including some Democrats, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn put the kibosh on capital punishment with a new state law Wednesday. Only 34 more states to go.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Abdel Kareem Hana

2 Israeli Soldiers Found Guilty

Two Israeli soldiers were convicted in a military court of using a Palestinian child as a human shield during their army’s siege of the Gaza Strip in 2009. The soldiers, who forced the 9-year-old boy to check for suspected booby traps, are now awaiting sentencing.

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 READ MORE



Sedgwick County Jail

Abortion Doctor’s Killer Found Guilty

After just 37 minutes of deliberation, a Kansas jury found Scott Roeder, the man who admitted killing abortion doctor George Tiller, guilty of first-degree murder, rejecting his defense that the killing was justified to stop the death of the unborn.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 READ MORE


Spector
AP photo / pool, Al Seib

Spector Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

It’s been a long, drawn-out process involving a series of completely inscrutable hairstyle choices, but legendary music producer Phil Spector was convicted of second-degree murder on Monday for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009 READ MORE


Madoff pleads guilty
AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano

Madoff: ‘Deeply Sorry,’ ‘Ashamed,’ Guilty

The country’s most notorious scam artist, Bernard Madoff, pleaded guilty on Thursday to fleecing thousands of investors out of as much as $65 billion at the New York District Courthouse, where several of his defrauded clients turned up to hear him speak.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009 READ MORE


Madoff
AP photo / Louis Lanzano

Madoff to Plead Guilty

It’s not as though he has many other options, but alleged fraudster Bernie Madoff is preparing to plead guilty on Thursday to swindling thousands of clients out of as much as $50 billion in investments.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009 READ MORE


U.S. Soldier Found Guilty of Murder in Iraq Killings

Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was convicted of murder Friday for his part in the shooting deaths of four Iraqis in 2007. The 28-year-old Army medic, one of a group of soldiers to face charges in the case, admitted that he shot one of the victims in the back of the head, but Leahy’s lawyer argued that combat stress had destroyed his client’s capacity to reason properly.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009 READ MORE



original: drudgereport.com

Did NBC Dump Ann Coulter?

NBC has been taking heat for scheduling a book-pushing session with Ann Coulter, but according to the author, her “Today” show appearances have been canceled. Drudge adds that “insiders” at the Peacock say the network has banned ol’ skin and bones for good, though that seems too good to be true.

Posted on Jan 5, 2009 READ MORE



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Stevens Goes Down

Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, has been convicted on seven counts of lying about gifts he received while in office. Unless he steps down, the Republican Party will be running a convicted felon for the Senate in the Nov. 4 election.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Scooter’ Libby Found Guilty

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was found guilty on four of the five counts of perjury and obstruction for which he was standing trial.  Media Matters anticipates the misinformation talking points likely to circulate in the mainstream media.

Posted on Mar 6, 2007 READ MORE


Ney Pleads Guilty, Admits Influence peddling for Abramoff

Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio is the first politician to plead guilty to charges leveled in the corruption scandal that (hopefully) will bring down the constellation of other corrupt lawmakers connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 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


    President Bush shaking hands in 2001 with Chief Raul Garza of the Kickapoo tribe of Texas. The arrow in the photo points to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in background; Karl Rove, the president's top advisor, is at the right.
    From the White House via The New York Times

    Abramoff-Bush Photo Surfaces

    The New York Times publishes a 2001 picture of Jack Abramoff in a White House room with the president—along with an Indian tribal leader whom the now-indicted lobbyist was trying to sign up as a client. | story

    Posted on Feb 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Dems Didn’t Take a Dime From Abramoff, Dean Says

    Don’t believe the hype, says Howard Dean, this is a purely Republican scandal | more

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Disgraced Congressman ‘Wore a Wire’

    Ex-GOP Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham went undercover to implicate others before copping a plea. | more

    Posted on Jan 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush, Delay Dump Abramoff Donations

    Attempt to distance themselves as scandal rocks Washington | more

    Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Jack Abramoff’s ‘Cesspool of Corruption’

    Robert Scheer says Jack Abramoff’s “massive web of corruption” represents the “death throes of the GOP revolution.”
    Also, our in-depth report on the scandal.

    Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Will Make Deal

    Lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate in a corruption investigation that could rock the Republican congressional leadership. Story.

    Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


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