Monday, June 4, 2007

U.S. Rep William Jefferson Background on the Investigation

The investigation of Congressman Jefferson has been the subject of several blogspots.  For background information see:

Gonzales on the Warm Seat

A Response to Gonzales

Special Privilege - DOJ "Firings" Investigation

Former Representative Ney Receives 30-Month Sentence

What's Coming in 2007

Bribery Investigation Doesn't Hurt Election Result

Who Knew What When About Representative Foley's Communications

Payer of Bribe to Louisiana Congressman Sentenced to 87-Month Prison Term

DC Circuit Says Jefferson Can Review Documents

Rep. Jefferson's Documents Remain Locked Up

Documents Seized from Rep. Jefferson's Office Remain on Ice

District Court Hears Argument in Challenge to Search of Rep. Jefferson's Office

What Does the Speech or Debate Clause Protect?

Pennsylvania Senate Aides Charged with Obstruction for Trying to Wipe E-Mails

If It Were Your Office . . .

Executive v. Executive

Former Aide to Rep. Jefferson Sentenced to 8 Years on Bribery Charge

President Bush Orders Evidence Seized from Rep. Jefferson's Office Sealed

Does the Speech Or Debate Clause Affect the Search of Rep. Jefferson's Office?

Another Guilty Plea in Corruption Investigation of Louisiana Congressman

Six Aides to Rep. Jefferson Subpoenaed in Corruption Probe

Former Legislative Assistant to Louisiana Congressman Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

Is Perjury a "Technicality"?

Does Corruption Ripen in the Summer?

Louisiana Congressman's Home Searched

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June 4, 2007 in News, Prosecutors | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

DOJ Civil Rights Division Hiring

According to Jason McClure of the Legal Times (Law.Com) a focus this week of the DOJ "firings" investigation will be the hiring practices in the civil rights division.  A hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has the following lineup of witnesses set for Tuesday -

Updated Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on “Preserving Prosecutorial Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S. Attorneys? – Part V”

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
2:30 p.m.

Panel I

Bradley J. Schlozman
Associate Counsel to the Director
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Former Interim U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Panel II

Todd Graves
Former U.S. Attorney
Western District of Missouri
Kansas City, MO

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June 3, 2007 in Prosecutors | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

ABA Program With Former US Attorney Carol Lam

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section's White Collar Crime Committee and Perkins Coie LLP - 

Program Title:  Staying on Track When Worlds Collide:  Practical Advice for Corporations Conducting Internal Investigations and Responding to Government Inquiries

Keynote:   Carol Lam, Sr. Vice-President and Lead Counsel, Qualcomm, and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, San Diego, CA.

Date:  June 7, 2007

Time:  3:00 - 5:00, with reception following

Location:  University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

For more information here.

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June 3, 2007 in News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Uploading "24" Prior to Broadcast

The U.S. Attorneys Office of the Central District of California issued a press release of a recent federal criminal complaint against an individual who is alleged to have "uploaded the first four episodes of this season’s "24" earlier this year before they were originally aired on the Fox television network."

Press Release -

Download 24upload.073.pdf

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June 3, 2007 in Computer Crime, Investigations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)