OT:Government/Politics

FBI, IRS search Geoffrey Fieger’s Southfield office

Whispernote: Fieger was a vocal talking head who was very hateful towards Jackson during the trial. He leveled personal and unprofessional insults about his looks and claimed it would get Jackson convicted.

[b]FBI, IRS search Geoffrey Fieger’s Southfield office[/b] 12/1/2005, 12:49 a.m. ET The Associated Press SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — FBI and IRS agents searched the offices of prominent personal injury lawyer and Democratic state attorney general hopeful Geoffrey Fieger on Wednesday night. Fieger became famous for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian and more recently has been known for winning multimillion-dollar awards for medical malpractice and other injury claimants. The search began about 7 p.m. and finished about four hours later as agents loaded boxes from the offices into a car and a truck, WXYZ-TV reported. An FBI spokesman would not comment on the reason for the search. “All I can tell you is I will confirm that were are executing a search warrant here, the FBI and IRS, at the law firm,” Special Agent John Gillies said as he stood outside the suburban Detroit location. Messages seeking comment were left with Fieger’s office, home and cell phone numbers Thursday shortly after midnight.

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Inquiry launched into CHP officers’ claims, Pair said they felt pressure to lie

San Diego Union Tribune Inquiry launched into CHP officers’ claims Pair said they felt pressure to lie on the witness stand By Anne Krueger UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER May 2, 2004 The California Highway Patrol is investigating claims that two of its officers were pressured to lie on the witness stand in a lawsuit by a […]

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Police, Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct

Police, Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …” – U.S. v. Jannotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982) Wisconsin: Everything was hunky-dory at the Department of Corrections when the TV show “Lie Detector” proposed filming a […]

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Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

[b]Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes[/b] 1 hour, 58 minutes ago By JOHN McCARTHY, Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio – An error with an electronic voting system gave President Bush (news – web sites) 3,893 extra votes in suburban Columbus, elections officials said. Franklin County’s unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat […]

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California Ticket-Fixing Judge Guilty on All Counts

[b]California Ticket-Fixing Judge Guilty on All Counts[/b] Shannon Lafferty The Recorder 05-03-2004 (May 3 2004) Superior Court Judge William Danser of California’s Santa Clara County was found guilty on all counts Friday in his obstruction of justice trial. The judge was found guilty on one count of felony conspiracy to obstruct justice, plus eight misdemeanor […]

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Breaking News – Earthquake Hits Southern California

[b]Earthquake Strikes Wide Area Of Southern California[/b] POSTED: 2:27 p.m. EST December 22, 2003 UPDATED: 2:55 p.m. EST December 22, 2003 An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has been widely felt through the southern half of California today. It was centered nearly 11 miles north of Cambria, Calif., according to preliminary data from […]

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Drug conviction reversed over ‘knock-notice’ failure – Union Tribune

Drug conviction reversed over ‘knock-notice’ failure Posted on October 7, 2003 at 01:04:03 PM [b]Drug conviction reversed over ‘knock-notice’ failure[/b] By Greg Moran UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER October 7, 2003 An appeals court reversed the drug-selling conviction of a Lemon Grove woman yesterday because sheriff’s deputies did not follow “knock-notice” laws requiring police to announce their […]

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