South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, one of the most outspoken Congressional critics of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama may end up firing Attorney General Eric Holder before the election.
“Oh, I think the thing that drives 99.9 percent of all elected officials is very easy to put your finger on,” Gowdy said in an interview with NRA News’ Ginny Simone. “It [...]
January 20th, 2012
You might have heard Megaupload has been taken down by the Feds and seven have been arrested. According to a federal indictment on Thursday, Megaupload.com costed copyright holders at least $500 million. The website was taken down just a day after the internet protested against SOPA and PIPA, two proposed anti-piracy bills. On January 18th Wikipedia and Reddit shut down in protest among many others.
Megaupload’s takedown has seen as a malicious [...]
Edward F. Bachner IV has admitted to buying puffer fish toxin in hopes of killing his wife. (Credit: CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) — A northwest suburban man has pleaded guilty to trying to kill his wife with poison from a puffer fish.
Edward F. Bachner IV, of Lake in the Hills, apparently wanted to collect $20 million on the life insurance policy for his wife, Rebecca Bachner.
The 2008 federal indictment against [...]
A Florida lawyer for a man who lowered an anchor on a cruise ship while drunk says his client committed “felony stupidity.”
Daniel Castillo, who practices in Tampa, Fla., asked a court Thursday to dismiss a federal indictment against Rick Ehlert, the Tampa Tribune reported. He suggested charging Ehlert under a federal law designed to go after terrorists is overkill.
“He’s guilty of felony stupidity — that he [...]
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University fellow studying ethics has been accused of using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles.
A federal indictment released Tuesday accused 24-year-old Aaron Swartz of stealing the documents from JSTOR, a subscription service that offers digitized copies of articles from more than 1,000 academic journals.
Prosecutors say Swartz [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential candidate John Edwards and federal prosecutors are arguing over whether funds used to cover up his extramarital affair were campaign contributions or just gifts from his longtime friends.
An indictment of the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee appeared near, but some people on both sides were still hoping Tuesday for a last-minute deal for Edwards [...]