November 2004: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Feb 28, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 28, 2010 Civil rights-era killings yield secrets to FBI probe
QUOTE: Three years after the FBI pledged to investigate more than 100 unsolved civil rights killings, the agency is ready to close all but a handful. Investigators say they have solved most of the mysteries behind the cases, but few will result in indictments, given the passage of decades, the deaths of prime suspects and the challenge of gathering evidence.
Washington Post Feb 27, 2010 Inquiry sought into disappearance of e-mails in interrogations case
QUOTE: Senior Democratic lawmakers and watchdog groups demanded Friday that the Justice Department investigate the disappearance of e-mail messages written by Bush administration lawyers who drafted memos blessing harsh interrogation tactics, saying their absence cast doubt on an ethics report that cleared the lawyers of professional misconduct.
Washington Post Oct 28, 2009 Critics: DEA crackdown denies some patients pain medication
QUOTE: Heightened efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on narcotics abuse are producing a troubling side effect by denying some hospice and elderly patients needed pain medication...
Washington Post Sep 11, 2009 Report Notes Sexual Misconduct by Prison Workers
QUOTE: Reports of sexual misconduct by prison staff members with federal inmates doubled over the past eight years, and government watchdogs called Thursday for more training and sensitivity to combat the growing problem.
Washington Post Aug 24, 2009 Holder to Appoint Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Terror Interrogations
QUOTE: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided to appoint a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases in which CIA interrogators and contractors may have violated anti-torture laws and other statutes when they allegedly threatened terrorism suspects...
Washington Post Aug 11, 2009 Transcripts, E-Mails Detail Campaign to Oust U.S. Attorney
QUOTE: The dismissal of New Mexico U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias in December 2006 followed extensive communication among lawyers and political aides in the White House who hashed over complaints about his work on public corruption cases against Democrats, according to newly released e-mails and transcripts of closed-door House testimony by former Bush counsel Harriet Miers and political chief Karl Rove.
Washington Post Jun 05, 2009 U.S. Seeks Release of Convicted Alaska Lawmakers
QUOTE: ...asking a court to release from prison two convicted Alaska state legislators after a review of their corruption cases appeared to uncover lapses of the sort that helped derail the prosecution of... senator, Ted Stevens.
Washington Post May 30, 2009 Sheriff Questions Motives of Probes: Ariz. Official Says Politics Are Behind Federal Investigations of His Department
QUOTE: Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and his office... are the focus of three federal investigations into whether they violated federal rules or civil rights laws in pursuing illegal immigrants.
Washington Post Feb 05, 2009 Holder Seen as a Chance To Right Racial Wrongs: With First Black Attorney General Come Expectations That Justice System Can Change
QUOTE: Eric H. Holder Jr.'s swearing-in as the nation's first black attorney general and its top law enforcement official came weighted with heavy expectation that the system could change. Known as a prosecutor who was unflinchingly tough on crime, Holder, 58, is also a former civil rights lawyer who has mentored young black men. Many advocates view him as the best chance in decades to right what they consider unchecked racial injustice and insensitivity by federal officials.
Washington Post Aug 23, 2008 After Prosecutor's Firing, a Shift in Case: Justice Dept. Approves Plea After Pushing U.S. Attorney for Death Penalty
QUOTE: Justice Department officials have reversed course and approved a plea deal in a controversial death penalty case that may have prompted the firing of a U.S. attorney in Arizona....then-Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said Charlton's reluctance to support the administration's position on capital punishment in the case amounted to "poor judgment" and attracted criticism in the department's political ranks.
Washington Post Jul 28, 2008 Internal Justice Dept. Report Cites Illegal Hiring Practices
QUOTE: An extensive report by the department's Office of the Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility concluded yesterday that Goodling and others had broken civil service laws, run afoul of department policy and engaged in "misconduct," a finding that could expose them to further scrutiny and sanctions. The report depicted Goodling as a central figure in politicizing employment decisions at Justice during the Bush administration.
Washington Post Jul 02, 2008 A Backlog Of Cases Alleging Fraud: Whistle-Blower Suits Languish at Justice
QUOTE: More than 900 cases alleging that government contractors and drugmakers have defrauded taxpayers out of billions of dollars are languishing in a backlog that has built up over the past decade because the Justice Department cannot keep pace with the surge in charges brought by whistle-blowers, according to lawyers involved in the disputes.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2008 Right to Face Accusers Is Affirmed in Unusual Case: Witness Was Murder Victim
QUOTE: The Supreme Court yesterday threw out the conviction of a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend because the defendant could not challenge an incriminating account she gave the police weeks before her death. The 6 to 3 ruling drew howls from domestic violence opponents who said the decision could lead to perverse situations in which criminals would reap a legal "windfall" after killing their victims.
Washington Post May 21, 2008 Audit Finds FBI Reports Of Abuse Were Ignored: Tactics Continued Against Detainees
QUOTE: Reports that Guantanamo detainees were being subjected to extreme temperatures, religious abuses and nude interrogation were conveyed at White House meetings of senior officials in 2003, yet these questionable tactics remained in use, a lengthy report by the Justice Department's inspector general concluded.
Washington Post Apr 15, 2008 National Security Letters: Lawmakers Want FBI Access to Data Curbed
QUOTE: Proposals to rein in the use of secret "national security letters" will be discussed over the next week at hearings in both chambers. The hearings stem from disclosures that the FBI had clandestinely gathered telephone, e-mail and financial records "sought for" or "relevant to" terrorism or intelligence activities without following appropriate procedures.
Washington Post Mar 27, 2008 Puerto Rico's Governor Is Charged With Corruption
QUOTE: The governor of Puerto Rico has promised he will surrender to the FBI today after being accused in an indictment of soliciting thousands of dollars in improper contributions in exchange for favors and government contracts on the U.S. commonwealth island.
Washington Post Jan 15, 2008 Ex-Officials Benefit From Corporate Cleanup
QUOTE: The lucrative arrangements [between federal prosecutors and former government officials] are known as "monitorships," unusual contracts in which an outsider comes into a troubled company with vast power to expose corruption and change business practices...But legal experts and lawmakers are expressing growing concern about inconsistency and secrecy surrounding the appointments.
Washington Post Oct 19, 2007 Obstruction Charged in Fraud Trial: Former CEO of Health-Financing Firm Accused of Offering to Pay Witness
QUOTE: The indicted former chief executive of a health-care financing company whose downfall helped push dozens of hospitals into bankruptcy was arrested yesterday on charges of offering to pay a witness to change her testimony at his coming criminal trial. Lance K. Poulsen, who founded National Century Financial Enterprises...
Washington Post Oct 13, 2007 Bank Plans Probe of HIV Tests In India
QUOTE: The bank has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into India through programs intended to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. Those efforts came under fresh scrutiny when Kunal Saha, an Ohio physician who traveled to India this year at the bank's request, said he uncovered documents suggesting that defective tests had produced high numbers of false negative results.
Washington Post Jul 19, 2007 U.S. Targets Health-Care Fraud, Abuse: New Medicare Task Force Wins 3rd Conviction of 2007
QUOTE: Law enforcement authorities are stepping up an attack on health-care fraud that they say costs taxpayers more than $60 billion each year. FBI officials yesterday [vowed] to crack down on medical companies...pointing to 2,400 investigations in 2006 and warning that a fresh spate of cases is on the way.
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