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Army War College Rescinds Senator’s Degree

Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh’s master’s degree has been rescinded because of plagiarism charges. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York Times published a story showing that the Montana senator borrowed heavily from other sources for a paper he wrote in 2007. Walsh was [...]

North Carolina State Senator Wesley Meredith is accused of taking welfare payments while making $100,000 a year in his landscaping business. The allegations stem from a binder full of documents that were passed on to his challenger Democrat Billy Richardson’s campaign. The documents allege Meredith, a Fayetteville business owner, committed welfare fraud in the late [...]

“Jasmine Tridevil” is really Alisha Hessler, who has had more than one brush with infamy. The Tampa massage therapist, who calls herself “Jasmine Tridevil,” claimed she added a breast because she no longer wanted the attention of men. But it appears she actually was trying to get attention… by making it all up… WTSP-TV Among the [...]

How The Rich Get Away With It

This is a depressing story about Paul Bilzerian, convicted securities fraudster: But 25 years after Mr. Bilzerian became a Wall Street felon, the Securities and Exchange Commission is quitting the fight, winding down its quest to collect a $62 million civil judgment against him for securities fraud. The tally from a court-appointed SEC receiver: about [...]

Word on MSNBC and CNN at 3:06pmEST that former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who sold himself as a corruption fighter, and his wife have been found guilty on multiple charges of bribery and graft. The NY Times‘ Trip Gabriel reports: As 11 counts of “guilty” were pronounced on counts of conspiracy, bribery and extortion for [...]

Al Gore Suing Al Jazeera

The former vice president, who sold his Current TV to Al Jazeera says they’re withholding money owed on the sale. Former U.S. vice president Al Gore is being represented by David Boies, the attorney who memorably represented him in the 2000 battle over a Florida election recount. “Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a [...]

There’s an old saying in Texas: Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again. Drudge and the far-right media have been suckered into promoting another James O’Keefe prank, taking the fraudster at face-value despite his lengthy track-record of selectively edited videos. This time, O’Keefe tackled the [...]

A former mayor of Grandview, Missouri, will spend a year and a day in federal prison for misrepresenting his nonprofit company as a tax-exempt charity, a federal judge ruled Monday. 51-year-old Stephen Dennis pleaded guilty in February to wire fraud, admitting he defrauded $35,000 from the International House of Prayer. The Missouri judge also ordered Dennis [...]

You can bet your bottom dollar that a certain telecommunication equipment company’s allies in the Senate will be moving to shut this down by any means possible. People might get the impression that there’s corruption in government contracting, and by golly we can’t have any of that going on! // Now read this:Jury Convicts Former [...]

If your idea of a fun time is disguising your identity so you can take urine samples from truckers, then you have a different set of life priorities than I can relate to. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "088ee8ff-bc6e-4e50-ab67-a558b0c4c7c6"; // ]]> Now read this:Republican State Senator Arrested For Stalking A Month After Public Intoxication [...]

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