Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

Pellicano RICO Conviction Upheld

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A federal appeals court has upheld the racketeering and illegal wiretap convictions of Anthony Pellicano, the one-time private investigator for the stars, but some lesser charges of aiding computer fraud and unauthorized access were reversed. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Alaska Polar Bear Habitat Questioned

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Federal environmental regulators and conservation groups fought Tuesday to win reinstatement of critical polar bear habitat designations on Alaska’s North Slope after a federal judge found the government protections “arbitrary.” Alaska’s oil and gas industry lawyer came in for tough…

Anti-Islam Terror Bus Ad Ban Upheld

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A federal appeals court has upheld the rejection of a conservative group’s anti-terrorism advertising campaign on the sides of Seattle Buses, citing the ads as “false.” The American Freedom Defense Initiative, called an Islamophobic group, appealed the rejection of its “Faces…

Six Indicted in DMV Bribery Case

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Dirty Department of Motor Vehicles workers accepted bribes from trucking schools to get at least 100 commercial licenses for drivers who didn’t take, or failed,  tests, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Federal prosecutors charged six people Tuesday with conspiracy, bribery and…