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Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for December 2014

The following article summarises some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month.  December has traditionally been a busy month for the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as they attempt to wrap up Foreign Corrupt Practises Act (FCPA) cases. 19 more words


La Supreme Court won't hear appeal in UL student's murder

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The Louisiana Supreme Court won’t hear Brandon Lavergne’s request to overturn his guilty pleas to two murders, including that of 21-year-old university student Mickey Shunick. 95 more words


Guilty pleas in north Iowa beating case

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Guilty pleas have been entered by two of the accused in a 5-on-2 beating case.

Online court records show 26-year-old Cody Cordes and 25-year-old Brett Carlson, both of New Hampton, have pled guilty for their role in the alleged beating of two men on October 12 on the outskirts of Charles City. 128 more words


The Bestest System Around--Jeff Gamso

My post yesterday regarding Judges Kane and Rakoff and innocent people pleading guilty drew a response from Jeff Gamso. See here.

Jeff is a very bright guy, a highly regarded criminal defense lawyer (from my hometown once upon a time), and a helluva a writer. 120 more words

Chris Hedges: A Society of Captives

Corporations have captured every major institution, including the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, and deformed them to exclusively serve the demands of the market.   

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Corporate Empire