UAW bribery predated 2009, lawyer for former Fiat Chrysler executive tells court

In a sentencing memorandum, the lawyer for Alphons Iacobelli asserted that the bribery of UAW officials dates back “many years” earlier than has so far been charged by federal prosecutors, and involves many more officials. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

Sessions threatened with contempt after asylum-seeker in court hearing put on deportation plane

A dramatic mid-hearing discovery that federal officials had begun to deport the plaintiff in a major immigration lawsuit deportation in defiance of a court-approved agreement to keep her stateside during the case prompted a judge to threaten Attorney General Jeff Sessions with contempt charges Thursday….

Minnesota police proved Thurman Blevins had a gun, but endangered witnesses in the process

It took more than a month for Minnesota law enforcement officials to release videos proving that a black man killed while fleeing police had indeed had a gun and seemed to be turning it on officers when they opened fire. The release of the videos…

Coal industry on steady decline under Trump’s leadership

Coal company officials can’t stop singing the Trump administration’s praises. Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray loves President Donald Trump’s commitment to the rollback of important environmental protections. Other officials are still celebrating Trump’s November 2016 election victory, proclaiming it shows there’s life after death for the coal…

Federal court orders New Orleans judge to stop locking people up because they are poor

Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell is one of the most powerful officials in New Orleans that most people have never heard of. In New Orleans, state criminal trials are conducted by the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, which has 12 judges conducting criminal trials. Judge Cantrell,…

Newseum pulls ‘fake news’ t-shirts, but ‘MAGA’ hats still for sale

Officials at the Newseum backtracked Saturday after facing intense criticism, and said they will no longer sell “fake news” t-shirts online or at the museum’s gift shop. The museum, though, will continue to sell other merchandise associated with President Donald Trump, including “Make America Great…

Colorado officials headline pro-fossil fuels rally as wildfires devastate state

As Colorado grapples with unprecedented wildfires, some officials in the state are focusing their priorities elsewhere. During a rally in support of fossil fuels on Thursday, state officials argued that support for fracking should transcend party lines as they pushed for new oil and gas…

Trump’s push to make city cops into stooges for ICE suffers strange, messy courtroom defeat

Cities and states can refuse to answer questions from federal immigration officials, a federal judge ruled Friday in a decision that boosts resistance to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump’s crusade against immigrants — and illustrates the contortionist flexibility of the law. The ruling is…