“George Zimmerman is suing NBC over its editing of a 911 tape, claiming that the network made him sound like a “racist and predatory villain.”
“The controversial edit, which aired on “Today,” roiled NBC’s news division earlier this year. The network launched an internal investigation into the matter, and admitted that the edit was an “error.” Two people were fired as a result, and a third staffer was let go over [...]
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When Cape Cod-based nonprofit worker Lindsey Stone visited Arlington National Cemetery last month, she thought it would be funny to snap a picture of herself pretending to shout [...]
After a 13-year-old autistic child wet his pants while riding on a Broward school bus, the bus attendant — whose job is to assist special-needs students — responded by choking the boy.
The incident, which lasted roughly 45 minutes, was captured by the school bus surveillance camera. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies this week arrested bus attendant Darryl Blue, 48, on one count of aggravated child abuse. The bus driver who nonchalantly [...]
The Veterans’ Administration wasted more than $750,000 in taxpayer funds — including $50,000 for a parody video featuring a George S. Patton impersonator — to put on two lavish training conferences in Florida, an internal investigation has found.
A 150-report released yesterday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General estimated that the weeklong conferences cost $6.1 million; of the total, $762,000 was spent on what the report deemed “unauthorized,” “unnecessary” and [...]
Its budget and facilities already stretched thin, the Veterans Affairs Department wasted money on two summertime training conference to the vacation hot spot of Orlando, Fla., that cost taxpayers more than $6 million and let federal employees collect freebie gifts like meals, helicopter tours, limo rides, massages and show tickets from contractors, an internal investigation has found.
The VA’s inspector general concluded top agency officials failed to be good stewards of [...]
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami police officer who made headlines after he was pulled over on the Florida Turnpike by a Florida Highway Patrol officer for speeding has been fired.
Fausto Lopez was fired by Miami Police on Thursday. This comes more than a month after an internal investigation into the matter determined that he should be terminated.
The internal probe found that Officer Lopez showed a “practice and pattern” of reckless [...]
UBS AG (UBSN) has dismissed about two dozen traders and managers in connection with an investigation of manipulation of the London interbank offered rates, Der Sonntag reported.
The Swiss bank terminated the traders for possible involvement in a fraudulent ring across several banks and the managers for not exercising controls or for boycotting an internal investigation, the newspaper reported today, citing an unidentified person familiar with the proceedings. Dominique Gerster, a spokesman at [...]
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On Wednesday U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., disclosed to The Washington Times that he and a colleague had met with the inspector general of the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week to discuss a pending report of an investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal.
Gowdy and U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, met with the newly appointed inspector general for the DOJ, Michael Horowitz, last week to discuss [...]
Report released this morning places blame on coach Joe Paterno, former University president, vice president and athletic director
All four knew that Sandusky abused boy in shower in 1998 and did nothing
Sandusky found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse which included at least eight young male victims
Investigation cost nearly $4million and took eight months
Paterno family statement: ‘Joe Paterno wasn’t perfect… to think, however, that he would have protected Jerry [...]
There appears to be little doubt China steals both U.S. commercial and military secrets through hacking in addition to selling counterfeit electronic parts to customers of U.S. companies and to the Department of Defense (DoD).
But the adverse affects of these practices, both financially and militarily, seem both substantial and largely unknown.
We spoke with Louis P. Feuchtbaum, a former assistant district attorney in the Bronx who has worked extensively with electronic fraud, and represents large IT companies to help them deal [...]
WASHINGTON — Five Transportation Security Administration workers at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers have been fired and another 38 suspended after an internal investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year.
The 43, a combination of front-line screeners and supervisors, represent about 15 percent of the roughly 280 TSA employees at the airport. The number of workers involved makes it one of the largest disciplinary actions TSA [...]
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On March 15, Albany, N.Y., police raided Green Garden Asian Spa and arrested Mia Lin on a misdemeanor prostitution charge. Green Garden, which has now closed, belonged to Bin Cheng, whose husband is J. Robert Port, the investigations editor for the Times Union, Port told The New York Times “he believed that the city’s mayor and local law enforcement agencies targeted his wife’s business in retaliation for critical [...]
A prison guard on a power trip was fired for making certain inmates dance on command to Usher’s hit song Yeah!
Dominic Martucci, 35, was fired from his job as a deputy at Ohio’s Summit County Jail after an internal investigation showed a number of violations of the department’s policy.
Martucci, who has a history of suspicious behavior, forced inmates to dance ‘to his liking’ in order to use the prison’s microwave. [...]
The wife of the Secret Service agent whose cheapskate ways allegedly sparked the Colombian prostitution scandal says she will stay with her disgraced husband.
Jolie Huntington told relatives she will ‘make the marriage work’ with Arthur Huntington, her husband of nearly 20 years.
Friends and family of the couple say that he would never have intentionally hurt her.
Escort: Huntington’s fight with Dania Suarez sparked a major scandal and an internal investigation
Teresita Rodriguez [...]
The married Secret Service agent who allegedly sparked the Colombian prostitution scandal has been identified.
Arthur Huntington, 41, from Severna Park, Maryland, spent the night with a prostitute while on duty in South America but refused to pay her what she had asked, according to CNN.
That encounter with escort Dania Suarez led to police being called to the luxury Hotel Caribe, and subsequently a major Secret Service investigation which saw nine agents [...]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hushed up a vast bribery campaign that top executives of its Mexican subsidiary carried out to build stores across that country, according to a published report.
The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart failed to notify law enforcement officials even after its own investigators found evidence of millions of dollars in bribes. The newspaper said the company shut down its internal probe despite a report by its lead [...]
Tyler Perry’s April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool’s joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling.
Four days later, Perry’s post boasts more than 117,000 “likes,” 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports.
Perry’s predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane — [...]
NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:
“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”
Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment [...]
The internal investigation also found current radiation levels of 72.0 sieverts inside the drywell, enough to kill a person in a matter of minutes, as well as for electronic equipment to malfunction. The high readings could be a reflection of the low water level, since the water acts as a shield against radiation.
The high levels of radiation would complicate work to locate and remove the damaged fuel and decommission the [...]
A4e is a contractor for the government’s welfare-to-work schemes
From BBC News:
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of fraud at government contractor A4e, police have said.
The former staff – women aged 28 and 49 and two men, aged 35 and 41 – were held last month and bailed until mid-March.
As part of its work, A4e handles millions of pounds worth of government contracts for welfare-to-work schemes.
PM David Cameron told [...]
The police team investigating corrupt payments by journalists to serving officers is to be increased by 50 per cent because it is now looking into the activities of The Sun, it emerged on Monday.
The senior officer leading a total of 150 staff in a series of inquiries into alleged criminal acts by The News of the World said her team had now contacted 1,578 people whose names appear in [...]
Paul LaDuke, 75, is charged with masturbating in class while teaching at Schaumburg Christian School on Nov. 11, 2011. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) – A teacher at a suburban Christian school has been charged with a felony, after he was fired for allegedly masturbating behind a podium while teaching class.
Schaumburg police said he might have been doing it for the past 10 years or more.
Paul LaDuke, 75, has been [...]
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — He’s in uniform and apparently on duty. But New Mexico State Police said the officer caught on camera having sex with a woman on the hood of a car did not commit a crime.
Security camera photographs of the encounter at the remote county-owned Canyon Ranch near Santa Fe, N.M., surfaced several weeks ago. The images were [...]
A Las Vegas police officer under investigation for the videotaped beating of a man in March violated several Metropolitan Police Department policies, an internal investigation found.
Mitchell Crooks’ complaint about officer Derek Colling’s excessive force was sustained, Deputy Chief Gary Schofield said Friday.
The specific policy violations will not be released until the case is finalized.
Crooks, 36, received a letter from the Internal Affairs Bureau notifying him of the findings earlier this [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – An internal investigation has been launched after accusations that a Cedar Rapids police officer drove his patrol car to a bar in Marion earlier this month.
Multiple sources have told SourceMedia Group the officer was drinking at VIP Lounge, 648 Eighth St., after driving a patrol car there on the evening of May 5. Police would only confirm an ongoing investigation into “inappropriate behavior” by an officer [...]
File Sgt. Lewis Rusgrove, who was initally suspended without pay for 10 days, has resigned from the Barrow County sheriff’s department.
A Barrow County deputy resigned after he was confronted with postings from his Facebook page that included derogatory references to President Obama with terms like “towel headed” and “camel jockey.”
According to Channel 2 Action News, the sheriff had opened an internal investigation of [...]
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The â€œPrecious Treasure Holiday Companyâ€ web site was active until a few weeks ago when its Massachusetts-based web hosting firm removed the site from its servers, apparently in response to a complaint about its content. Now, visitors to precioustreasureholidaycompany.com are greeted with the message, â€œThis site has been suspended.â€
After a year online, the DHS undercover site may have fallen victim to its [...]