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Florida Judge Removed

An Orlando Florida circuit judge was finally removed from the bench this week by the Florida Supreme Court. Judge James Henson was first suspended by the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission for misconduct eight months ago, yet he continued to collect his regular annual salary of $139,497 to stay home and…

Inept New Orleans Officials

Could it be that corrupt and inept city officials contributed greatly to all the deaths and injuries caused by Hurricane Katrina? According to a former president of the New Orleans City Council and former Orleans Levee Board member that is exactly the case. Peggy Wilson, a New Orleans city councilwoman…

Laundering Terrorist Money

The world’s largest wealth management firm, UBS, is being investigated by Congress for laundering money for two state sponsors of terrorism, in violation of U.S. Federal Reserve law. The Swiss bank, which operates a massive financial services business in the United States, has helped Cuba and Iran launder nearly $4…

Little Bang For Big Bucks

The United States leads the way in contributing funding to the United Nations according to statistics compiled by UN watchdog, Eye on the UN. The United States has the maximum assessed contribution to the UN regular budget – 22%. In 2005 the assessed amount is $439,611,612. The minimum assessed contribution…

Clinton Friends are Lobbyists and Treasurers of Political Committees

An update to Hillary Watch 2006 Longtime Clinton friend Harold Ickes is currently Treasurer of “Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee Inc” (FEC data). Ickes previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Clinton White from 1994 to 1997. He earned the notorious title of ?Director of Sanitation?…

A French Connection to Oil for Food…

Another link has emerged between Kofi Annan and the U.N.’s “Oil for Food” scandal. A former “special adviser” to Annan, Jean-Bernard Merimee, was arrested in Paris this week. Merimee, who also served as a French ambassador to the U.N. in the early 1990s, is accused having received “illicit and lucrative…

Clinton Back in Hollywood Fundraising Game

Less than a year removed from the indictment of her National Finance Director for failing to report the cost of a celebrity campaign fundraiser, Hillary Clinton is back in the Hollywood fundraising game. This today from Variety.com? “For someone who’s not running for the White House, Hillary Clinton will certainly…

Stealing From Children

The former chief of the Roslyn, New York school district has plead guilty to grand larceny charges, admitting that he took millions of taxpayer money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included European vacations on the supersonic Concorde. He also used the money for mortgage payments for homes in Florida,…

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