TIMES EDITORIAL ON VAN HOLLEN V. FEC. Here.
POLITICALMONEYLINE.COM RELAUNCH. Here.
Q1 FCPA REPORT. FCPA Blog. “But over the last three months, individual defendants captured most of the attention. There were acquittals, mistrials, dismissals, and sentencings that were all high-profile enforcement events.”
STEVENS REPORT COST. The Post. “The mistakes by prosecutors handling the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens, who died in 2010, not only cost them the case, they cost taxpayers nearly a cool million bucks.”
FLY-IN SEASON. Roll Call. “Look who’s coming to the Hill: beer distributors, medical professionals in white coats, restaurant owners, music makers and court reporters.”
BROWN DONATION. Story here. “After an oil lobbying group ran radio ads on his behalf, Brown was required to donate half the dollar amount spent on the ads to the charity of Warren’s choice under the stipulations of a pledge the two signed banning funding or advertisements from outside groups in their Senate race.”
MORE PLEAS IN AZ. Story here. “Two Fiesta Bowl employees — one former and one current — pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges for their roles in a political campaign-contribution scheme carried out by the post-season college football game.”
ETHICS ALLEGATIONS IN MA. Story here. “Ex-Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill was indicted and accused of using $1.5 million from the state lottery advertising budget to promote his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for governor.”
RECESSION PROOF LOBBYING. News here. “A record $220 million in lobbying was spent last year to influence decision making in New York state government, according to a 2011 Annual Report released last week by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.”
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