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Posts Tagged ‘CFA

24
Jul

By David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/16/2016 District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on Thursday declined to unseal records in a wrongful termination case against Las Vegas Sands that the plaintiff says could reveal business ties between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and high-ranking members of China-based triads. But the judge also said she was not cutting off […]

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23
Jul

by Chris McGreal in Portland, Oregon, with Lowell Bergman and Zachary Stauffer, The Guardian, 7/22/2015 China feared that casinos in Macau owned by the billionaire gambling magnate and Republican party funder Sheldon Adelson were used by US intelligence agents to entrap and blackmail Chinese officials, according to a “highly confidential” report for the gambling industry. […]

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21
Jul

By Josh Rogin, BloombergView, 7/20/2015 Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, and 28 of his senior staffers have been using private Web-based e-mail from their work computers for over a year, a practice criticized by cybersecurity experts and advocates of government transparency. The department banned such private e-mail on DHS computers in April 2014. […]

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21
Jul

By Kimberly Pierceall Associated Press, 07/16/2015 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator’s report in a wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies’ chairman Sheldon Adelson. The ruling came after Guardian News & Media, the Campaign […]

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20
Jul

By: Anne L. Weismann Originally appeared in The Hill, July 15th, 2015 The idea that states can compel the federal government to return ownership and control of federal lands may seem far-fetched, but there are some in Western states who claim it is possible. Founded on convoluted and inaccurate interpretations of the Constitution and state […]

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02
Jun

Yesterday the Campaign for Accountability (CFA)  filed complaints with the Utah, Arizona and Montana Attorneys General requesting investigations into Utah State Representative Ken Ivory for engaging in an illegal scheme to defraud local government officials out of taxpayer funds. Below is some of the press coverage on the issue. The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/210057/meet-snake-oil-salesman-utah-who-wants-transform-american-west# Associated Press: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Group-asks-states-to-investigate-Utah-lawmaker-s-6299635.php Arizona Republic: […]

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28
May

Bloomberg BNA By: Cheryl Bolen May 27 –Federal agencies are lurching toward a Dec. 31, 2016, deadline for managing e-mail traffic electronically, but with no additional funding and until now little attention, it is unlikely they will all make it, stakeholders both inside and outside the government told Bloomberg BNA. “I think we’re going to […]

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