Source: FTC: Western Union admits it knew of wire fraud, to pay $586 million | Protecting Your Pocket Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit significant fraud. Even when faced with clear evidence that many of its agents were committing fraud, Western Union kept taking people’s money, probably … More FTC settles with Western Union for $586 million and an admission it knew of wire fraud
Source: Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.
Source: Our Story – The Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking JULIA ORMOND, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking(ASSET). Julia was the first to serve as UNODC’s U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking & Slavery and the driving force behind the passage of the CA Transparency in Supply Chains … More The Story Behind THE ALLIANCE TO STOP SLAVERY AND END TRAFFICKING
Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. … More Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’
Constitutional issue of whether sitting President can be indicted and criminally prosecuted discussed, in light of allegations that Pres Clinton had sexual relationship with White House intern
Source: How Two Big-Name Plaintiffs Lawyers Became Rivals Over NCAA Concussion Cases When it comes to concussion litigation in college sports, you could say Jay Edelson has the ball. Jay Edelson After years of flagging problems in a $75 million settlement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and finally elbowing his way into the case, … More Two Big-Name Lawyers Clash Over NCAA Concussion Cases
Source: The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t. A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Like ordinary … More Massive imports of corn and soybeans fraudulently labelled organic weren’t.
Source: Exclusive: ICE put detained immigrants in solitary confinement for hunger striking Beginning last April, and picking up in the weeks following the November election, dozens of detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in rural Georgia went on hunger strike in protest of their detention. The private prison corporation that runs the facility, … More Detained immigrants put in solitary confinement for hunger striking
Source: As ICE Expands Immigrant Detention, California Lawmakers Seek Standards – Times of San Diego Trash-strewn cells, moldy showers, broken telephones, excessive use of solitary confinement, and “slimy, foul-smelling lunch meat.” These are the conditions that detainees face inside one of southern California’s largest immigration detention facilities, according to a report this month by … More California Lawmakers Seek Immigration Detention Standards – Times of San Diego
Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction. “Can you foresee a day,” asked Shirley Ann Jackson, president of the college in upstate New York, “when smart machines, driven … More Software Program’s Secret Algorithms Used to Send People to Prison