Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Former City Council president indicted on fraud, bribery, and extortion charges

If convicted of all charges, Tamaya Dennard could face a maximum sentence of 50 years in federal prison.

Justice Department charges 4 men in Panama Papers scandal

“Today we announce the indictment of four individuals who allegedly defrauded the U.S. government through a large scale, intercontinental money laundering and wire fraud scheme, associated with Mossack Fonseca and its affiliates."

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer sentenced to prison for attempted extortion

“When an individual’s ambition trumps his or her good judgment and their otherwise good character, that’s when crimes happen… "

Former Aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges

Besides charging two former Cuomo aides with multiple counts of bribery, extortion, and fraud, federal prosecutors also announced public corruption charges against state official, Alain Kaloyeros, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.

NY Assembly Speaker Arrested for Accepting $4 Million in Bribes

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was recently arrested and charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and extortion. With some politicians abusing their positions and accepting dark money, how can citizens fully trust their government?

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Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling COVID-19 catastrophe

"Senator Sanders' economic rescue principles speak to the bold, fast action needed to protect and support people and prevent corporations from consolidating economic and political power amidst a crisis."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Wall Street wins—again

A relief package for whom?

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like COVID-19

An alarming 75 percent of new or emerging diseases start in animals.