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Friday, January 18, 2019

Danziger: Cement Shoes

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Federal Prosecutors Charge Former Trump Attorney In Corruption Bust

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

When the FBI raided the offices of a lawyer who formerly worked for the Trump Organization, observers were immediately curious to learn more details about what drove investigators to pursue this lead.

Now we know: Federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint Thursday against the lawyer, Ed Burke, who has been a long-serving alderman in Chicago City Hall. He is being charged with attempted extortion. The unsealed criminal complaint says he tried to use his position in city government to push business toward his law firm.

His law firm, Klafter & Burke, used to perform legal tax services for the Trump Organization.…

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Will Congress Crack Down After 2018 Corruption Scandals?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The headlines for white-collar crime this year have largely been grabbed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who has uncovered a huge array of financial crimes in President Donald Trump’s inner circle. But though Mueller’s revelations have shocked the American public consciousness, they were probably not the biggest financial scandals of the year.

On Monday, David P. Weber, a law professor and certified fraud examiner who reviewed the Panama Papers and blew the whistle on investigative misconduct as an assistant inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission, wrote an op-ed for The Hill outlining some of the most significant corporate scandals of 2018 — and how they prove Congress needs to ensure greater oversight of the financial system.…

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