July-27 — Bronx Councilman Is Convicted of Fraud and Loses Seat
A federal jury today convicted embattled City Councilman Larry Seabrook on nine criminal counts that he funneled $1.5 million in taxpayer money to friends and family.
Former Councilman Larry Seabrook was convicted of corruption earlier today, and pursuant to the rules governing the City Council, he was instantly removed from office .More…

July-25 — Former Assemblyman Arrested in Bribe Case
QUEENS — Former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, the father of Queens assemblywoman and congressional candidate Grace Meng , was busted by the feds Tuesday for promising to help a man bribe Manhattan prosecutors and then trying to hoodwink him out of the $80,000 payoff.
Meng was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday and released on $1 million bond.More…

July-25 — Research analyst Kinnucan to plead guilty to illegal tips-source
After obtaining the tips, Mr. Kinnucan shared that information with hedge fund clients in Texas and California, the government’s complaint states.
Kinnucan was charged earlier this year for obtaining non-public information about publicly traded companies and selling that information to clients including hedge funds. More…


July-24 — Pennsylvania: Priest Will Be Retried
After a jury was unable to reach a verdict last month, Rev. James Brennan will be retried in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest-abuse case.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office announced on Monday that it will retry the Reverend James Brennan, after a jury was deadlocked in June on his portion of the priest sex-abuse case. More…

July-23 — US ITC affirms ruling against Kodak in patent case with RIM, Apple
The trade body’s six commissioners agreed with a recent decision from an ITC Administrative Law Judge who in May concluded the patent to be invalid.
Kodak’s plan to recoup its losses by leveraging valuable patents has just been shaken, as the International Trade Commission has dismissed claims that RIM and Apple are infringing on a technique for previewing images. More…

July-22 — Privacy rights violated at least once by US intelligence-collection initiative …
The office does not challenge the statement about the FISA Court on at least one occasion finding the surveillance to conflict with the Fourth Amendment.
The Obama administration created a process to consider declassifying FISA court opinions starting in 2010, after lawmakers called for greater transparency. More…

 

 

 

 

 

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