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Archive for April 23rd, 2008

U.S. to Expand Collection Of Crime Suspects’ DNA

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 23rd, 2008 4:57 pm by HL

U.S. to Expand Collection Of Crime Suspects’ DNA
The U.S. government will soon begin collecting DNA samples from all citizens arrested in connection with any federal crime and from many immigrants detained by federal authorities, adding genetic identifiers from more than 1 million individuals a year to the swiftly growing federal law enforcemen…

Exiting HUD chief got royal treatment
How do you say goodbye to a HUD chief who ineptly presided over the worst national housing crisis in recent memory, who made HUD a byword for cronyism, and who resigned under the cloud of a federal criminal investigation?

Mil. mechanics key to missing contractor?
Both Kirk von Ackermann and Ryan Manelick worked for Ultra Services of Istanbul, Turkey. October 9, 2003 — Kirk von Ackermann left a meeting at FOB Pacesetter, a small and isolated base just north of Balad, Iraq. His vehicle was found later that day abandoned in the Jabal Hamrin mountains roughly 140 miles away. December 14, 2003 — Ryan Manelick was killed in a drive-by shooting just after leaving a meeting at Camp Anaconda, later renamed LSA Anaconda, just south of Balad. Shortly before his murder, Manelick had alleged fraud within his company, fraud that involved US Army officers. That’s the short version of the story. The longer version, as is often the case, is much more involved…

Former Justice Official Accused of Exchanging Favors With Abramoff
A federal prosecutor in Maryland has accused a Justice Department official who became the former deputy chief of staff of the criminal division of helping Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in exchange for a “stream of things of value,” according to criminal papers filed yesterday.

Raw Story vs. The White House
Raw Story vs. The White House