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The Hartford CourantA former senior Massachusetts state police officer testified Thursday that some local FBI agents were so consumed with protecting James "Whitey" Bulger that they repeatedly sabotaged state police investigations and even threatened the careers of the...
Tags: Murder, Firearms, FBI, Justice System, Police Investigations
South Bend TribuneWALKERTON -- The FBI and Indiana State Police are conducting an investigation of a smalltown library in southwest St. Joseph County, a state police spokesman confirmed. Sgt. Trent Smith confirmed state police have been working with the FBI on the...
Tribune reporterIn closing arguments at the bribery trial of former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano, an attorney for another defendant summed up the government’s case against his client with one word. “Entrapment,” said Joseph J. Duffy, who...
Gay marriage As our legislators in Illinois struggle with gay marriage laws, I would like to offer some insights about gay people that may help to expedite the process. I am not gay, but the following are statements I firmly believe to be true: •...
It was a big moment for the man they call "Little Al." As hundreds of residents and dignitaries watched, a mariachi band strolled down an aisle to celebrate Albert Robles' victory after he was sworn in as Carson's newest councilman. For Robles, this...
An attorney for former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano came up with a colorful closing argument to a federal jury Friday, likening a government investigation of his client to cooking live frogs in a pot of water and purposely bringing it to boil slowly so...
Tags: Bribery, Lawyers, Corporate Crime, FBI, Justice System
The dividing line between those who are creeped out by the National Security Agency's surveillance of phone calls and Internet communications and those who are cool with it comes down to a simple question: Do you trust the federal government not to misuse...
CURITIBA, Brazil -- The head of a newspaper renowned for reporting on crime and corruption was shot to death Tuesday in a town outside Rio de Janeiro, the latest in a string of apparent assassinations of Brazilian journalists. Jose Roberto Ornelas de...
President Barack Obama is under harsh attack for stating the obvious: No amount of government ingenuity will guarantee the American people 100 percent security, 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. He was answering a burst of more heated...
NEW DELHI – In most countries, the main opposition party would have a free ride to power against a government that’s been sharply criticized for policy malaise, weak leadership and a parade of corruption scandals over a nine-year reign. That...
Gabriel Casanova would make a good undercover name if this was a page-turner of a spy thriller. But in this caper, Casanova is the real name of the FBI agent who assumed a less conspicuous moniker — George Castro — as part of his real-life...
The most interesting thing about China's new President Xi Jinping's first official trip to Latin America is that he will not set foot in Cuba, Venezuela or any other of China's political allies in the region — which would have received a huge...
Tags: Hu Jintao, Trips and Vacations, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba
Jun 13, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jun 14, 2013 |Story| South Bend Tribune
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Jun 10, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jun 12, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Jun 3, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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