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Ex-Fed Prosecutor James Baker Named General Counsel for FBI

James Baker

James A. Baker, a former federal prosecutor,  has been named the general counsel for the FBI.

Baker, a University of Michigan Law School graduate, clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman in Detroit before joining the Department of Justice with the Criminal Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program in 1990. He worked as a federal prosecutor with the division’s Fraud Section.

In 1996, he joined the former Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR), which later became part of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

From 2001 to 2007, he served as counsel for intelligence policy and head of OIPR.

Back in 2006, Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post reported  that in 2004 Baker discovered “the government’s failure to share information about its spying program had rendered useless a federal screening system that the judges had insisted upon to shield the court from tainted information. He alerted (U.S. District Judge Colleen)  Kollar-Kotelly, who complained to Justice, prompting a temporary suspension of the NSA spying program.”

From 2008 to 2009, Baker was assistant general counsel for national security at Verizon Business. He then returned to the Justice Department and from 2009 to 2011, served as an associate deputy attorney general where he worked on a range of national security issues, including cyber security.

He last worked as associate general counsel for  Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge fund firms based in Connecticut.

“Jim’s experience as a career prosecutor and as a national security official, as well his experience in the private sector, make him an excellent fit for his new position here at the FBI,” FBI Director James Comey said in a statement.
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Originally Posted by joeb
FBI  agent takes over NY National Guard
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    February 9, 2013, 3:01 p.m. ET

NY Army Guard unit getting new commander Sunday

UTICA, N.Y. — A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is taking command this weekend of a Utica-based infantry battalion in the New York Army National Guard.

Military officials say a change-of-command ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon at the State Armory in Utica. Lt. Col. Christopher Cronin of Rochester is taking command of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, part of the Syracuse-based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Cronin previously served with the New York State Police and is a special agent with the FBI in civilian life. He entered the military after graduating from Syracuse University in 1993. In Afghanistan, he helped train Afghan army combat troops.

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FBI deploys new technology meant to identify criminals, terrorists
Law enforcement can now identify and store your voice, face, eyes, palm, finger prints and access it in seconds with new technology
Author: Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com
Published On: Sep 18 2014 03:30:11 PM EDT Updated On: Sep 18 2014 06:22:39 PM EDT


For decades, the FBI kept records in file cabinets. The files have now been digitized and destroyed. On Monday, the bureau released a new biometrics system that gathers and catalogs information.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially moved into the age of biometrics. The new technology has vanished the days of ink card fingerprinting and storing information in file cabinets.

When Sept. 11 happened, there was a powerful push for the technology's use in law enforcement. Now there are iris scans, face-detection and eye and voice recognition. Portable mobile devices similar to the Apple smart phone finger print recognition are being used by law enforcement.

As the technology has matured over the last decade, it has turned into big business. Qbase Senior Vice President Louis E. Grever is a former FBI special agent. The company he leads services the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Grever still appears in FBI agents' training videos -- including one about biometrics.
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When the World Trade Center was attacked, "I knew it was going to be a defining moment for the FBI, our organization [FBI science and technology branch] and our country," Grever said in a video that was circulating in the agency this week.

The FBI announced Monday that the $1.2 billion Next Generation Identification system -- that involves software and hardware technology to capture, store and analyze digitized data about people -- was fully operational. The system enhances law enforcement's use of image data bases and closed-circuit security cameras.

The new system improved registries for sexual offenders, wanted persons and suspected terrorists. It is being used at the federal, state, local, tribal and international levels. There are about 18,000 agencies nationwide with access, Stephanie Hill, of Lockheed Martin, said in a statement.

Lockheed is one of the world's largest defense contractors. A team of engineers implemented updates as soon as Lockheed got the contract in 2008. There were two more updates in 2011, another in 2013 and the last update was this year.

FBI's new system includes data on "fingerprint images, palm print, face with subject acquisition profiles, scars, marks, and tattoos, and iris biometrics," an FBI website said. It will also include voice, DNA and other merging biometrics, the FBI said.

The new identification system is "bigger, faster, and better," FBI's former Criminal Justice Information Services Division's Assistant Director Tom Bush said when the plans were already in place in 2009. Bush is now a principal at Deep Water Point, a company that helps create private and public sector partnerships.

Experts believe the industry will grow to about $23.5 billion by 2020. Biometrics specialists are moving toward identifying DNA profiles and heart and brain patterns. The technology is moving toward replacing credit cards, hand written signatures and keys. It is being used for banking, vehicle and residential security.

Since its inception, critics have questioned its reliability and expressed legal concerns over policies and privacy. Electronic Frontier Foundation's attorneys have long opposed the FBI's lack of consent.

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Yes, Roger, I am questioning Mueller's standing
FBI Director Mueller Testifies At Senate Judiciary Cmte Hearing
Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee focusing on the oversight of the FBI on July 28, 2010. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Yes, Roger Goodell, as a matter of fact, I am questioning Robert Mueller’s integrity.

Yours is gone, Roger. Long gone. Way gone. But sad to say, so is Mueller’s.

Everybody watching the NFL should question Mueller’s integrity, which disappeared when he accepted the invitation to investigate Goodell’s horrible handling of the Ray Rice case.

During Goodell’s embarrassingly disingenuous and empty news conference Friday, Mueller’s name and mission came up in terms of conflict of interest.

Mueller, a former FBI director, works for a law firm that has represented the NFL, specifically negotiating a broadcast deal. Mueller’s firm also has worked for two NFL teams, the Cowboys and Redskins, in cases against the NFL.

This is a clear conflict of interest. Even the appearance of conflict of interest is a conflict of interest. Even a pinhead lawyer like Goodell could make that argument in court.

But yet, Goodell played the righteous indignation card, which is the first and last act of a loser....
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Nichols says Oklahoma City bombing was FBI op | Deseret News


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Guess who is in charge of PGE Security? see article below

Guess who is in charge of Security at Penske?

Chief of FBI's Boston office to join Penske Corp. in Bloomfield Hills ...
Jun 12, 2013 - DesLauriers, 53, four years younger than the mandatory retirement age for FBI agents, said he first learned of the Penske job in March but ...
The Boston Marathon bombing happened during DesLauriers Watch.

Guess who is in charge of Security at National Grid?

Head of FBI's Boston office to retire next month
May 26, 2010

BOSTON—Warren Bamford, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office, is retiring from the FBI after 24 years and going to work for a private utility, the FBI said Wednesday.

Bamford will leave June 18 and begin a job at National Grid,
National Grid - National Grid (Main Office). National Grid. 40 Sylvan RoadWaltham, MA, 02451. Phones: (781) 907-1000. Websites associated ...

Bamford, 51, is a Lowell native who led the FBI's Los Angeles counterterrorism division before returning to Massachusetts in 2007 to run the Boston FBI office.Bamford was one of the snipers at Ruby Ridge.

Year and a Half After Attack, PG&E Security Still Lacking
By Tony Kovaleski, Liz Wagner and Mark Villarreal
In an undercover investigation, NBC Bay Area drove 1,600 miles and made 14 unannounced visits to nine of PG&E’s largest and most critical substations to put the corporation’s promise of enhanced security to the test.
Monday, Sep 22, 2014 • Updated at 3:29 PM PDT

Full video available at 11 p.m.

Security vulnerabilities still exist at many of Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s critical electric substations, an NBC Bay Area undercover investigation and threat assessment expert have found.

The Investigative Unit observed and tested PG&E’s security during more than a dozen unannounced visits to many of California’s biggest and most critical electric substations. The investigation exposed potential holes in the utility corporation’s enhanced security network at many of the locations a year and a half after gunmen attacked a PG&E substation in South San Jose, shutting it down for nearly a month.

Substations are located in virtually every community, though some are larger than others. The facilities are often situated in remote areas with little more than chain link fences with barbed wire tops protecting transformers and other critical equipment. Transformers convert high voltage electricity from power plants and distribution lines to lower-voltage power suitable for homes and businesses.

On April 16 last year, attackers shot 100 high-powered rifle rounds into 17 transformers at the Metcalf substation. The incident lasted just 19 minutes and had the potential to black out much of Silicon Valley.

PG&E owns the vast majority of major transmission lines in Northern California. Adapted from a map produced by the California Energy Commission.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not officially labeled the attack an act of terrorism, but many observers disagree. Sources including sheriff’s deputies who responded to the incident, a high-ranking federal energy regulator and congressional leaders have all raised concerns that the Metcalf attack may foreshadow a more robust plan.

“A trial-run is what it looked like to me,” Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren said of the attack on the substation, which is located in her district. “This was a pro job and I hope the FBI is successful at catching them.”

But a year and a half later, no one has taken responsibility and the FBI has not made an arrest.

“Those substations need to have enhanced security,” Lofgren said. “There was basically none at PG&E. They weren’t expecting this.”

For decades, government documents have pointed out that electric substations are essentially defenseless.

As early as 1981, a Government Accountability Office report noted that the “nation’s electric power systems are highly vulnerable.” In 1990, the congressional Office of Technology found that “major metropolitan areas and even multi-state regions could lose virtually all power following simultaneous attacks on three to eight sites.”

A congressional report issued in June quotes Michael Chertoff, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security, predicting that “the sophistication and resulting damage of the Metcalf attack will…be exceeded in a future attack.”
fter the incident, Geisha Williams, PG&E’s Executive Vice President of Electric Operations said in a video posted on the company’s website that the incident was a “game changer.”

PG&E promised to spend $100 million over three years to increase security at critical substations. Changes include enhanced camera technology, increased lighting, and upgraded fencing to obstruct views to critical components. PG&E also promised to trim undergrowth, remove potential hiding places and provide onsite security guards 24 hours a day.

“We are taking aggressive action to make sure the critical infrastructure is protected,” Williams said.

The NBC Bay Area investigation took a closer look to determine just how aggressive PG&E is in protecting its critical substations. The Investigative Unit made 14 unannounced visits to nine of PG&E’s largest and most critical substations in Northern and Central California.

The Investigative Unit stayed on public property while making security observations, which lasted 30 minutes to one hour in the early morning, during the day and late at night. While the names of the substations are not included in this report, open source documents make it easy to locate the largest and most critical facilities.

At two of the nine substations, security guards were not present. At one such facility, the Investigative Unit found an open gate and a PG&E employee who later answered questions.

“It’s not a manned facility,” the employee said, noting that security cameras are located on site but round the clock security guards are not.

NBC Bay Area did find guards at seven locations. At one substation a paid security officer answered questions after spotting the Investigative Unit’s camera, but never asked for names or the purpose of the visit. He said guards work 24 hours a day in 12-hour shifts. He then added, “I can’t be telling you that.”

The NBC Bay Area investigation also included observations and insight from a military veteran who worked in special operations for two decades and was trained to make threat assessments. Because of potential future assignments the veteran asked not to disclose his name. He determined that the layer of security “wouldn’t stop anything” at the substation where the officer answered questions.

At another facility, guards in vehicles spotted the Investigative Unit within a minute of driving near the main gate. The veteran applauded the security guard’s success at “pushing us off site.”

But at the other substations, the security presence appeared to be well short of significant and aggressive. The Investigative Unit was able to get close enough at several facilities to use a thermal imaging camera and locate transformers in the dark. Each time security vehicles were located a few hundred feet away.

One substation provided an ideal hiding place just outside the fence line. A reporter and producer were able to stand on a small hill covered in trees and thick bushes about 50 yards away from a row of transformers. The special operations veteran noted overgrown vines sticking out of the chain link fence, which he said made it more scalable.

“I am simply saying this layer of security is nonexistent,” he said.

Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski observing a PG&E substation. NBC Bay Area

The Investigative Unit found the most obvious security upgrades at Metcalf—two onsite guards, increased lighting and opaque fencing. But even with enhanced security, last month vandals broke into the substation and stole construction equipment. The burglary went unreported for five hours.

After reviewing the entire NBC Bay Area investigation and visiting substations over several days, the special operations veteran ultimately found failures in PG&E’s promises to aggressively increase security.

“I think they get a passing grade,” he said. “But is passing good enough? “Is the minimum enough? I think not.”

PG&E has a much different take.

“For our critical facilities right now we have high level security,” said Stephanie Douglas, PG&E’s senior director of corporate security and former special agent in charge of the San Francisco FBI office.

When asked to provide details regarding the unannounced visits to PG&E’s substations, Douglas said, “I’ll let you tell me. I know a couple places you have been and I know that you have been visiting some of our sites at night.”

When asked to provide the specific times and dates that the Investigative Unit visited the facilities, Douglas didn’t answer directly.

“I’ll let you give me some ideas,” she said.

NBC Bay Area has made several requests for details proving that the company’s security net was able to track the visits. PG&E has refused to provide that information.


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German man banned from Yellowstone for one year after drone crash
First drone-related prosecution since national park ban ends with $1,600 fine.


- Sept 24 2014,
Reckless drone operators annoy animals, people across US national parks

“It's the responsibility of the drone user to know the drone regulations."
A German man has been sentenced to a year of probation in his home country, a one-year ban from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and a $1,600 fine after pleading guilty to illegally flying a drone (and crashing it into a lake) in the park in July 2014.

On Wednesday, local media reported that Andreas Meißner of Königswinter, Germany pleaded guilty to violating the ban on drones, filming without a permit, and leaving property unattended. Federal prosecutors dropped one charge—making a false report to a government employee—in exchange for the plea deal.

For months now, drone use in national parks has been something of a menace according to NPS authorities. In June 2014, the NPS banned drones in all parks following an initial ban in California’s Yosemite National Park. Other incidents going back to September 2013 have involved buzzing wild sheep in Utah, flying over nesting gulls in Alaska, and flying over visitors at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

The case marks the first such drone-related prosecution in Yellowstone National Park since the ban, and it's possibly the first across the entire National Park Service (NPS). Two other prosecutions are currently ongoing for drone-related incidents in Yellowstone.
"It was not my intention to break any law or anything like that."

Further Reading
Drone goes down into famed Yellowstone National Park hot spring

Rangers are trying to find the drone in the depths of the 160-degree spring.
The court's judgment stipulates that the drone and its camera will be returned upon payment of the fine.

John Powell, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Wyoming, said that Meißner will not get his memory card back as it is "fruits of an illegal act. The card contains evidence that the drone was used in the park."

"We have his SD card," he also told Ars. "Once he completes his probation, the drone will be returned to him. It’s unsupervised probation, he can’t come back to the park for a year. He’s been very cooperative. I think he’s mortified by the whole thing and wants to get on with his life."

Powell explained that no American authority was going to check up on him—the probation simply consists of a one-year ban from Yellowstone.

Meißner, reached by phone at home in Germany, told Ars that he was sorry that he crashed the drone—he didn’t even know that it was against park rules.

"They should have some signs, I was not thinking about that [I was doing something wrong]," he said. "It was not my intention to break any law or anything like that."

He explained that he was standing at the lakeshore and sent the drone up into the air "about 10 meters high."

"Then there was a technical malfunction, low battery or something like that," he said. "They go into safe mode, [attempt to land immediately], and it means water—that's not so good for me."

After Ars explained to Meißner that NPS has witnessed an increasing number of drone-related incidents and that he may have been made an example of, he understood his bad luck.

"I was at the wrong time at the wrong place," he said.
"Unfortunately we did not locate it."

According to an affidavit written by Steven Noh, a Yellowstone Park Ranger (and former 11-year veteran of the FBI based in Los Angeles), Meißner told park volunteers that his camera fell in Yellowstone Lake. He seemed "in distress" to recover his "camera" that he was using to film a permitted documentary from a "kayak."

When Meißner returned to a park office, he put the box of a Phantom 2 drone on the counter, re-iterating that he would be willing to pay for divers or whatever it took to recover the SD card.

"I think it was a misunderstanding. I was asking for help, and after that, they claimed I had said I was in a kayak, but that's not true," Meißner told Ars.

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Did Floyd Mayweather Lie to the Nevada State Athletic Commission?
Posted: 09/25/2014 6:23 pm EDT Updated: 5 hours ago

Les Moonves has a domestic violence problem. As president and CEO of CBS Corporation, he oversees a vast media empire that includes, among other properties, CBS and Showtime.

CBS is one of the networks that televises National Football League games. The burgeoning NFL domestic violence scandal isn't adversely affecting ratings right now. But there might come a time when corporate advertisers move away from the NFL. That would be bad for CBS.

Meanwhile, Showtime finds itself joined at the hip with Floyd Mayweather by virtue of a six-fight contract. Mayweather has been criminally convicted on three separate occasions for being physically abusive to women. In 2012, he served 63 days in jail for one of these offenses. The Nevada State Athletic Commission didn't suspend Mayweather's license to box after any of the convictions, and the sentencing judge delayed the start of Mayweather's jail term so he could fight Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on May 5, 2012.

Let's put that in perspective. Suppose Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had been convicted of battery domestic violence and sentenced to prison last year. And suppose the sentencing judge had deferred sentence so Wilson could play against the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl before going to jail. And suppose NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had let Wilson play. That's the equivalent of what happened with Mayweather in Nevada.

This week, the Mayweather, Showtime, and Nevada State Athletic Commission pathologies collided.
Showtime prides itself on its All Access series that the Showtime website describes as follows:

"This documentary series from Emmy-Award-winning Showtime Sports provides viewers with an intimate portrait of some of the most compelling personalities in sports. All Access will take you inside the personal lives of the fighters and behind the scenes of the provocative and often edgy world of boxing with unrestricted access, as only Showtime can."

As part of the pre-event promotion for the September 13, 2014, pay-per-view fight between Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, Showtime aired a three-part All Access documentary. During the second episode, Sharif Rahman (an amateur boxer and one of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman's sons) was shown taking a vicious beating at the hands of Donovan Cameron in a sparring session at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Sharif's older brother, Hasim Rahman Jr, then challenged Cameron to get into the ring with him. The All Access documentary showed members of the gym placing bets on the action, while the two men fought for 31 consecutive minutes until Cameron could no longer continue. Mayweather cheered enthusiastically during the battle and said on camera, "The dog house; the rules are you fight till whoever quits. Guys fight to the death. It's not right, but it's dog house rules."

In the same episode of All Access, Mayweather was shown at home, watching as several women rolled joints and smoked marijuana. At one point, he instructed a third party to go to the store and buy more rolling paper because they had run out of paper.
Thereafter, Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar told ESPN.com:

"I watched the episodes when they were sent to me by another commissioner. Our main concern is the health and safety of the fighters, and not just on fight night but also in sparring and in training. We want to get a clarification about what happened on All Access. There were situations in sparring sessions that we need to talk about. One thing is to talk about making sure you have two equally paired fighters and that you're not putting one fighter in danger. The other is the round that went 31 minutes. There is also the marijuana situation in there, and some commissioners are upset about it."

On September 18, the Nevada State Athletic Commission instructed Mayweather to appear at its September 23 meeting to answer questions regarding the content of the All Access episode. He was not required to take an oath before testifying. That created a loophole through which, were he so inclined, he could testify falsely without exposure to prosecution for perjury.

Mayweather told the commission on September 23 that, contrary to what was represented on All Access, there had been three or four breaks during the 31-minute round and that the marijuana shown in the documentary wasn't real marijuana but a prop used to engender interest in his lifestyle and help sell pay-per-view buys.

It's hard to believe that Showtime would stage events like that for inclusion in a documentary. The network is part of a media empire that includes CBS, perhaps the world's most respected name in news coverage.

Mayweather had an "executive producer" credit for All Access, but his reputation isn't on the line. The other three executive producers were Ross Greenburg, Jody Heaps, and Jason Bowers. Bowers was also credited as the series director. The prevailing view among industry insiders is that these men have too much integrity to stage scenes in the manner testified to by Mayweather.

Moreover, multiple sources at Showtime have told this writer that Mayweather's testimony before the Nevada State Athletic Commission was false.

"As you can imagine, it's a sensitive time right now," one of these sources said. "People here are angry. The marijuana was real. There was no break in the 31-minute fight. Floyd flat out lied to the commission."

To date, Showtime executives have declined to comment publicly on Mayweather's testimony. But this is an instance where "no comment" is an inadequate response. The network owes its subscribers and the viewing public a clarification. Either the All Access scenes were genuine or they were not. That means it's incumbent upon Showtime management to call in key production personnel, ask them precisely what happened, and review all relevant video evidence. Then Showtime should either (1) apologize publicly for deliberately misleading its subscribers and the general public or (2) state publicly that, upon review, it has confirmed that the All Access presentation of events was accurate.

Meanwhile, the Nevada State Athletic Commission should also follow up on the matter. At a minimum, this would involve (1) requiring Mayweather and the appropriate Showtime personnel to testify under oath, and (2) requesting that subpoenas be issued for all relevant video content.

NSAC executive director Bob Bennett is a former FBI agent. He knows how to investigate something of this nature. And because Bennett is a former FBI agent, the commission will look pretty silly if it comes to light later on that its members were lied to and did nothing about it.

It's one thing if the Nevada State Athletic Commission accommodates Mayweather by allowing him to fight Miguel Cotto after he has pled guilty to battery domestic violence but not yet served his sentence. That's a choice, however unfortunate, that the NSAC made freely and knowingly. It's a very different matter if Mayweather has disrespected the commission and made a mockery of its proceedings by lying to the commissioners.

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Ince running against Cryan for 'professionalism' at Union County Sheriff's Office

September 27 2014
LINDEN – It’s tough to get traction in Union as a countywide Republican.

He knows it. Admits it.

But Michael Ince told PolitickerNJ he’s running anyway, and on the street here in downtown Linden at the annual fair, he worked it hard.

“The idea is to put a professional in the position, not a politician,” said Ince, who’s running for sheriff against Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-20), a Democrat undersheriff looking to fill the job left vacant by the death this summer of Ralph Froehlich.

The son of the late former Essex County Sheriff John Cryan, Assemblyman Cryan’s a heavy favorite for the job.

“I was born and raised in Union County,” countered Ince, a 24-year special agent veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and former Clark Police officer.

Read more at Ince running against Cryan for 'professionalism' at Union County Sheriff's Office | Politicker NJ
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Negros Occidental (PIA) -— Selected police officers from the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office are undergoing a five-day Post-Blast Investigation Course at the Panaad Park and Stadium here. Training under Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Bomb Technician Daric Manser are 47 police officers. The training activity was initiated by the Philippine Bomb Data Center of the Philippine National Police and sponsored by the Negros Occidental provincial government. It is aimed at providing Negrense policemen with basic knowledge and skills in post-blast investigation. Manser had been stationed at Los Angeles, California and was involved in investigating the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

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Maynard may want to contact the city council
about law enforcent dealing drugs


Retired FBI agent Joe Ciccarelli chosen to fill Huntington, WV police chief vacancy
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Updated: Sep 29, 2014 3:23 PM EDT

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is recommending council confirm longtime FBI agent Joseph Ciccarelli as the city's next chief of police. Williams announced Sept. 29 he had appointed Ciccarelli to the position.

Williams said he'd picked Ciccarelli to take over for Jim Johnson, who had held the job since April when former chief William “Skip” Holbrook took a position in Columbia, S.C.

Ciccarelli's appointment, subject to confirmation by council, will take effect Oct. 31.

Williams said Ciccarelli “brings world-class credentials” to the job.

“Joe Ciccarelli understands our city, our opportunities and our challenges,” Williams said. “He is equipped to move our Police Department forward immediately. His career path is familiar to me. He began his career here and advanced through the ranks to the highest levels of his given profession, all the while having an eye on coming home.

Ciccarelli will be returning to the department where he began his law enforcement career 36 years ago, and said he looks forward to continuing the momentum achieved under the leadership of Johnson and Holbrook.

“I hope to translate the experience I've gained in various assignments throughout my career into positive results for the Police Department and the city,” he said

Ciccarelli said he will focus on strengthening existing partnerships with other law enforcement and public safety agencies.

“I'm also eager to expand our community partnerships, because working closely with those who have a vested interest in a better Huntington is the key to the success of our mission,” he said. “There are hurdles to overcome, particularly with respect to the battle against illegal drugs. But by working together in a comprehensive fashion, I'm confident that we can make a difference and make Huntington a better place

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Media Advisory: Buffalo’s top FBI agent, IBM chief privacy officer and others to discuss Internet security Wednesday
By Cory Nealon

Release Date: September 30, 2014
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The rise of the Digital Age has left people, businesses, government agencies and critical infrastructure vulnerable to data theft and Internet-based threats.

To examine this relatively new phenomenon, the University at Buffalo has launched “Digital Challenges,” a new lecture series centered on the promise and pitfalls of digital communication.

“Given what’s happening in the world, from Edward Snowden and the NSA to security breaches at some of the nation’s biggest corporations, there is a need to think critically about how digital communication is affecting our lives,” said J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer at UB.

The first event, titled “Your Digital Footprint,” runs from noon to 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Student Union Theater on UB’s North Campus. It is open to the public and features the following five guest speakers:

12:15-12:45 p.m. – Brian Boetig, special agent in charge of the Buffalo office of the FBI.
1-1:45 p.m. – Tracy Mitrano, director of IT Policy and the Institute for Computer Policy and Law at Cornell University. Her lecture is titled “Laws Disturbed by the Internet and What to Do About Them.”
2-3:15 p.m. – Marcus Ranum, chief security officer at Maryland-based Tenable Network Security. His lecture is titled “Privacy in the Connected Age.”
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Kirsten Martin, assistant professor of strategic management and public policy at Geo

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New York City startup Hanglt rakes in $6.2 mln seed funds
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October 7, 2014

New York City mobile platform Hanglt has closed $6.2 million in seed funding. The investors were not named.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 7, 2014–HangIt, a mobile platform company founded on the principle that mobile location changes everything, announced today that it has raised $6.2 million in seed funding and has established headquarters in New York City.

The HangIt platform, to be launched later this year, is an open, turnkey cloud-based service – available free to app developers and publishers – built to enable advanced location-based messaging and marketing in any app. HangIt is also developing a set of marketing products on its platform.

HangIt is a co-invention of Cornell Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jason Hogg, a former FBI agent who became the founder and CEO of payment company Revolution Money (acquired by American Express in 2009), and first name inventor of American Express’ Serve and Bluebird technology platforms. He serves as HangIt’s chairman and is currently a professor at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Hogg’s co-inventor is Nicholas Johns, the company’s chief architect. Johns is an intellectual property attorney who was General Counsel for Revolution Money and was instrumental in generating its I.P. portfolio.

“The HangIt platform is a blank sheet approach which makes using mobile location fast, easy and free to app developers and publishers so that they can create contextually relevant experiences for smartphone users,” Hogg said. “Our first products on the platform will disrupt the mobile advertising industry by creating new marketing channels that deliver increased relevance and revenue to app developers and publishers by reaching and redirecting customers when they are ready to buy.”

At HangIt, Hogg has curated a team that includes new Chief Executive Officer Steven Gal, a co-founder of ID Analytics (acquired by LifeLock in 2012), and currently a professor of entrepreneurship at Cornell Tech and Cornell’s Johnson School.

“The vision here is big – mobile location is a disruptive communication paradigm – for more than just ads,” explained Gal. “We have a team that collectively has built more than a dozen successful technology companies spanning network services, payments, marketing and analytics. This team, separately and collectively, has built large-scale data and analytical transaction networks and has a track record of executing on partnerships and sales to build new markets.”

HangIt, developed on a strong portfolio of intellectual property following the patent strategy pioneered at Revolution Money, was incubated for several months at Vesta Labs in Atlanta, which has invested $6.2 million in seed funding. Since its incubation, HangIt has deployed, and is currently testing, the prototype in major metropolitan areas.

“At Vesta Labs, we’ve been thrilled to work with Jason and his team at HangIt, and to be integral in its foray into disruptive applications of mobile location,” said Vesta Corp. Chief Executive Officer Doug Fieldhouse. “We are confident in HangIt’s ability to trail blaze in mobile location with its new platform.”

According to tech veteran Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO of Venture For America, who was an early evaluator of the new technology, “HangIt has the potential to be one of the most powerful ways for companies to drive consumer behavior in the real world since Google AdWords™.”

HangIt will extend the boundaries of location-based marketing and messaging when it launches its platform later this year into a rapidly expanding market. According to eMarketer, mobile marketing grew 105 percent in 2013 and mobile ad spending is on pace to reach $31.45 billion this year.

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David Stuart Wade Joins Hayes, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Will provide innovation, leadership, and clinical oversight for published and custom products and consultation services

Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

Dr. Winifred S. Hayes, President and CEO of Hayes, Inc. (http://www.hayesinc.com), a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that Dr. David Wade will join the executive team effective October 6, 2014, as Vice President, Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Wade will be responsible for providing clinical and scientific oversight to ensure content and practice relevance and accuracy across all Hayes products and services. As a member of the Strategic Team, Dr. Wade also will be actively involved in product development.

“Dave is both a competent clinician and a respected physician executive who understands the challenges that affect the U.S. healthcare system today,” says Dr. Hayes. “He brings insight, knowledge, and experience that will serve us well as we seek to grow and expand our product portfolio with resources that will enable healthcare systems, hospitals, and managed care organizations to make sound clinical and financial decisions. Dave is a proven leader and change agent.”

Dr. Wade, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, comes to Hayes following a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He completed his general surgical residency at Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, and his surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY. For six years before joining Hayes, Dr. Wade served as the Chief Medical Officer of the FBI, where he managed health system operations and developed healthcare policy. Prior to working for the FBI, he held numerous leadership positions within the Navy Medical Department. As he concluded his distinguished military career, Dave successfully planned the merger of the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also led efforts to integrate these icons of military medicine—no small feat given the differing hospital cultures and resistance to change associated with the proud heritage of the two institutions. Most recently, Dr. Wade collaborated with nationally recognized surgical leaders to formulate improved health system responses to enhance survivability following active shooter events and other explosive-related mass casualty occurrences.

In addition to providing clinical, scientific, and change management guidance and support, Dr. Wade will be responsible for identifying new opportunities in target markets, developing strategic initiatives, and ensuring that high-quality standards are met for all Hayes products. Dr. Wade can be reached at dwade(at)hayesinc(dot)com.

About Hayes, Inc.
Hayes, Inc., an internationally recognized leader in health technology research and consulting, is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and improved outcomes through the integration of evidence into decision-making and policy development. The unbiased information and comparative-effectiveness analyses we provide enable evidence-based decisions about acquiring, managing, and paying for health technologies. Our worldwide clients include hospitals, healthcare systems, government agencies, health plans, and employers.

For more information about Hayes, Inc. and its products and services, visit http://www.hayesinc.com. Or, contact Hayes, Inc. by mail at 157 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446; by teleph

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Linda Botkin weaves an intriguing tapestry of multiple themes. It is an impressive literary debut for a woman who bucked the trend, broke the glass ceiling and rose to deputy chief in Muncie, Indiana, during a period that was nothing short of perilous.

The 1970s and early 1980s saw a generation buckle under the weight of drug trafficking; corruption eroded the once august pillars of justice, and dishonour ran roughshod through the ranks of the police department. Botkin details her forays into this twisted world with enough verve that the reader understands the potential depravity of the mind and the untrustworthiness of the heart. With prosaic ease and clarity, she meanders through the labyrinth of policing a town festered with political intrigue, crooked officials, double agents, and even hitmen. Her accounts are hardly unique, but she manages to grasp our attention with deft depictions of characters and keen psychoanalytical insights.

When Botkin and her team relentlessly threatened the illegal dealings of top officials, her fear was palpable. She pens, "Pressure from all sides seemed to always be at our door. Looking over our shoulders all the time, not trusting anyone, now including the state police investigator, the FBI agent who was tipping our hand to the prosecutor's office, I slept with two guns beside my bed and one under my pillow. That is when I started wearing an ankle holster with a small .38 along with my Smith and Weston in my purse.."

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John Feighery, Licensed Private Investigator, Fraud Cases


October 12 2014

He doesn’t wear a cocked fedora or a deerstalker cap. He doesn’t have Sherlock’s mind or Hercule Poirot’s ego.

And on a recent Tuesday, John Feighery did not sit silhouetted against a window, reclining in an office lit only by the glow of a neon sign.

His home office was bright and quite ordinary with an aging desktop computer and beige metal filing cabinets.

But Feighery – pronounced like “feery” – is a retired FBI special agent and a licensed private investigator who has had a colorful career. He is also the immediate past president of the El Paso Downtown Lions Club and has been active in the club for 20 years.

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Senior NSA official moonlighting for private cybersecurity firm

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Patrick Dowd recruited by former NSA director Keith Alexander
Unusual for US official to work for private, for-profit company

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The National Security Agency has developed close ties with certain private cybersecurity businesses. Photograph: Felix Clay/The Guardian

Spencer Ackerman in Washington

Friday 17 October 2014 16.51 EDT

The former director of the National Security Agency has enlisted the US surveillance giant’s current chief technology officer for his lucrative cybersecurity business venture, an unusual arrangement undercutting Keith Alexander’s assurances he will not profit from his connections to the secretive, technologically sophisticated agency.

Patrick Dowd continues to work as a senior NSA official while also working part time for Alexander’s IronNet Cybersecurity, a firm reported to charge up to $1m a month for advising banks on protecting their data from hackers. It is exceedingly rare for a US official to be allowed to work for a private, for-profit company in a field intimately related to his or her public function.

Reuters, which broke the story of Dowd’s relationship with IronNet, reported that the NSA is reviewing the business deal.

Since retiring from the NSA in March and entering the burgeoning field of cybersecurity consulting, Alexander has vociferously defended his ethics against charges of profiting off of his NSA credentials. Alexander was the founding general in charge of US Cyber Command, the first military command charged with defending Defense Department data and attacking those belonging to adversaries. Both positions provide Alexander with unique and marketable insights into cybersecurity.

His final year as the agency’s longest serving director was characterised by reacting to Edward Snowden’s disclosures – and the embarrassment of presiding over the largest data breach in the agency’s history – and publicly urging greater cybersecurity cooperation between the agency and financial institutions.

“I’m a cyber guy. Can’t I go to work and do cyber stuff?” Alexander told the Associated Press in August.

Alexander, whose adult life was spent in uniform, intends to file patents for what he has described obliquely as a new forecasting model for detecting network intrusions. His assurance prompted speculation that the retired general is profiting from technical sophistication that competitors who do not have a US intelligence pedigree cannot hope to replicate.

Alexander portrayed Dowd’s unusual joint positions with the NSA and IronNet as a way for the public to keep benefitting from Dowd’s expertise, while saying less about how Alexander will profit from the same skill set.

“I just felt that his leaving the government was the wrong thing for NSA and our nation,” Alexander told Reuters.

The NSA, whose operations are almost entirely secret, has long been criticised for its close corporate ties. One long-serving official, William Black Jr, left the agency for Science Applications International Corporation, before returning in 2000 as deputy director.

While Black was in his senior position, SAIC won an NSA contract to develop a data-mining programme, called Trailblazer, that was never implemented, despite a cost of over $1bn. Whistleblowers have charged that Trailblazer killed a more privacy-protective system called ThinThread.

Black, however, did not serve simultaneously at the NSA and SAIC.

Compounding the potential financial conflicts at the NSA, Buzzfeed News reported that the home of chief of its Signals Intelligence Directorate, Teresa Shea, has a signals-intelligence consulting firm operating out of it. The firm is run by her husband James, wh


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Memphis policeman Earl Clark got his certificate from the FBI Academy
He was the person who shot and killed Martin Luther King

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Submitted photoEnd of session: Capt. Ian Loomis (right) of the Indiana State University Police Department, receives his diploma from FBI Director James Comey Sept. 19 at the conclusion of the 257th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

October 18 2014

Ten weeks at the FBI National Academy provided Indiana State University Police Capt. Ian Loomis with training from some of the top law enforcement experts in the country.

But the time Loomis spent at the Quantico, Va., facility also made connections for the university police department that will help make the Indiana State campus safer, he said.

More than 200 local police officers from across the U.S. and several other countries participated in the 257th session of the academy. Since completing the program last month, Loomis has been in regular contact with many of his classmates, FBI officials and other graduates of the academy. “Every day there is a new email that pops up alerting us about (criminal) trends or the latest information about officer safety. This networking is such a strong and important tool that can help benefit every department,” Loomis said.

The Valparaiso native, who has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University, said academy sessions placed a strong emphasis on physical fitness as well as such areas as building an intelligence department, investigation and interrogation techniques – “how to talk to a suspect to get the most important answers to your questions,” he explained. Legal issues were also covered – “making sure that your department is not only enforcing the law but is following the law,” he said.

Attendees also learned about federal laboratory assistance that can be called upon in the event of a major incident. “We learned just what exactly is available to us if we ever have a large incident, especially if things went downhill,” Loomis said. “The availability of resources that the bureau and other government agencies can provide is something that we just wouldn’t think about being able to have here at ISU or within the city of Terre Haute or the state police even, for that matter.”

That information is especially valuable for Loomis, whose position with the university police department places him in charge of managing security for major campus events, such as football and basketball games and the recent Color Run that drew more than 5,000 participants.

At 32 and in law enforcement for about 10 1/2 years, the first 1 1/2 years as a correctional officer at the Vigo County Jail, Loomis is younger and less experienced than the typical National Academy attendee. The average experience of participants is 19 years.

Former university police chief Bill Mercier and current chief Joe Newport recommended Loomis for the program and Newport said the captain's selection speaks to his maturity and leadership skills.

“Ian has proven himself time and time again, both in the field and as a command officer,” Newport said. “We are fortunate to have someone like Capt. Loomis. Our department and the entire university will benefit from his FBI training and from the professional connections he made at the National Academy.”

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Retiring TSA chief John Pistole in line to lead Anderson UniversiUniversityty
John Pistole, who announced that he will be leaving as head of the more
Twenty-nine people applied for the job, but Anderson University officials had their eyes on one particular man for their next president: Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole.

He was one of their own, an Anderson alumnus who married another alum and was the son of a former theology professor.
When the position of U.S. Secret Service director opened up with a recent resignation, the Anderson University presidential search committee worried it would lose its top pick.

10 ways John Pistole could run Anderson U. like the TSA

But in the end, the school was able to lure the TSA head back to his Hoosier hometown. After Pistole announced Thursday his resignation from the TSA effective at the end of the year, the university said he will be nominated for president for the trustee board's approval this month.
"His visibility in the church and his visibility at the national level is well-recognized by everybody on the board," said trustee chair Lou Gerig, who was also on the search committee. "We are extremely excited."
Pistole, 58, is a 26-year veteran of the FBI, where he was second-in-command when President Barack Obama appointed him in 2010 to head the TSA.

Pistole grew up in Anderson, Ind., about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1974 and Anderson University (then called Anderson College) four years later. He earned a law degree in 1981 from what's now the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and practiced law in Anderson for about two years before joining the FBI.

Pistole hadn't applied to become Anderson University's president, but Gerig said alumni suggested him as a candidate after the current president, James Edwards, announced he would retire in 2015, after 25 years of leading the school.
"When we visited with the faculty and staff and students, one of the things they said to us was, 'Think outside the box,'
" Gerig said. "They know that education is changing."
Becoming a university president is no longer restricted to academic types, as already evidenced in Indiana by former Gov. Mitch Daniels' hiring as president at Purdue University and a growing number of other unconventional choices across the country.
Pistole brings "strong managerial direction," Gerig said, and the ability to raise funds for the private Christian liberal arts university of about 2,000 undergraduates.
And he said Pistole's job references weren't too shabby, either: former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator and Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft; former FBI director Robert Mueller; and former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, herself now a university president over the University of California system.

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Rose State Announces Homeland Security Institute
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:18PM CDT
Rose State College plans to create a Homeland Security IInstitute

Rose State announced plans for the institute on Monday, saying it's the first educational program of its kind in Oklahoma. It will provide education and training in domestic and foreign terrorism prevention, emergency command procedures and management of natural and man-made disasters.
The program has four components: counterterrorism, cyber security, emergency management, and utility security. The counterterrorism educational phase will begin in January 2015 with the launching of four online classes that will be part of the college's criminal justice program.
David Cid, former executive director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism and a retired FBI agent, will to lead the new institute. The memorial institute moved

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Chu, however, said Republicans who are not in office always accuse elected Democrats of following party lines.

“In reality, if you look at my track record, I have worked on the issues that are important to the people of the district right at that moment,” she said. “I’m working to ensure that every American has access to a good middle-class job. As a college professor of 20 years, I want to make sure that students have access to grants and loans to be free from debt. I want to make sure that people can start and expand a small business, which is why I brought the Small Business Development Centers to the San Gabriel Valley.”

Orswell also touted his devotion to small business owners: He has been one for 24 years. Before that, for 15 years, he was a FBI agent and worked with Congress and the federal government in investigations for government fraud, political corruption and other types of crime.

“Chu voted 35 times in the past two years over bills that would have supported and given tax incentives for small businesses,” he said. “As a small business owner, I realize how important those types of bills are to enable small business. She hasn’

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Lawsuit seeks to restore Facebook comment pertaining to Ruby

Oct. 29, 2014
The shooting of an unarmed woman holding her baby in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 continues to follow San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore around and that goes for social media sites. Gore, according to a federal lawsuit, continues to dodge questions about the day’s events.

On October 27, Dimitrios Karras filed a federal complaint alleging that Sheriff Gore and his staff deleted comments he posted to the sheriff department's Facebook page, thus violating his right to free speech.

Karras posted his comment on September 2, 2014. It read:

"Sheriff Gore: Do you plead the 5th about your involvement in the MURDER of an unarmed woman who was holding her baby? REMEMBER RUBY RIDGE.”

Within an hour, the comment was removed and Karras was informed that he was not allowed to post any more comments on to the sheriff's Facebook fan page.

More than 22 years have elapsed since the FBI standoff at Randy Weaver's cabin in Ruby Ridge. At the time, Gore served as the bureau chief in Seattle, the lead office in charge of the standoff. Weaver, a white separatist facing gun charges, was holed up in the cabin along with his wife Vicki, infant daughter, and a man named Kevin Harrison.

Days before the seige, a gun battle occurred between FBI agent Michael Degan and Weaver, Harrison, and Weaver's 14-year-old son Sammy as they walked in the woods near the cabin. Weaver's son along with agent Degan were killed during the shootout. The men retreated back to the cabin where they stayed while agents surrounded the cabin.

The next day, Weaver and Harrison tried to leave to find a burial place for the deceased boy. During another shootout that ensued, Weaver's wife Vicki was shot and killed while holding her baby daughter. The men later surrendered. The FBI soon came under scrutiny for the tactics used and the murder of an unarmed woman. Gore denied that he gave the shooter the green light. He refused to testify at a congressional hearing.

Two decades later, people such as Karras still want an answer from Gore; Facebook proved to be no means of getting one, either.

"Despite receiving Plaintiff’s letter, and being on notice of First Amendment violations, Defendants continue to cherry-pick comments on the Sheriff’s Department Facebook fan page in order to cultivate a self-serving political image," reads the federal lawsuit. "Defendants continue to punish those that fail to conform to the government message by banning them from

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Kean, Bramnick and Muñoz Endorse Michael Ince for Union County Sheriff

Saturday, November 1, 2014

21st Legislative District legislators and Union County residents Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz today endorsed Michael Ince for Union County Sheriff. Michael Ince's 32 years in law enforcement began as a local cop in Clark and culminated over 24 years as a Special Agent in the FBI.

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US Rep. Mike Rogers to start radio show Jan. 5

In this April 30, 2014 photo, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich, smiles in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The daily radio show Rogers begins hosting in January will give the Michigan Republican practice talking to millions of Americans every day, and honing what he calls a ìproductive conservativeî message talk radio is desperately lacking

11/06/14, Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan plans to start his new radio show on Jan. 5.

The ex-FBI agent and outgoing House Intelligence Committee chairman says in a statement Thursday that the show called “Something to Talk About” will include humorous, compelling and moving stories about issues including national security.

The Howell Republican, who represented

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FBI vet steps into No. 2 spot at DRBA

November 6 2014
A veteran FBI agent has been selected to the post of second-in-command of police operations at the Delaware River & Bay Authority.

Michael C. Howard, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, will serve as the agency’s deputy police administrator in the position of Lieutenant Colonel under the agency’s top cop police Col. Richard Arroya, said spokesman Jim Salmon.
Howard, who started his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police officer with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, served for 24 years with the FBI, most recently as unit chief of SWAT Operations and Critical Incident Response Group where he was responsible for training, resourcing and policy implementation of the agency’s tactical program.
In the last two years, Howard has worked as an outside contractor for the FBI.

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TSA's First Observer Program Returns
The Transportation Security Administration has relaunched the First Observer program after the counter-terrorism training and reporting tool for commercial drivers went on hiatus for the better part of two years.

TSA’s Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, Surface Division announced the latest “Web-based restoration” in an email Thursday. TSA spokesman Ken Ward said the official TSA website will provide end-user access to all First Observer training videos that have been updated with new and corrected call-center information. The training videos are also accessible to people with disabilities and include learning objectives as well as key learning points.

School Transportation is one of nine transportation modes with new training modules. The School Bus Training module provides knowledge on whom terrorists are and the types of targets they might have, along with what to look for and how to report it. The course instructor is Jeff Beatty, a former Delta Force officer in the U.S. Army and special agent in the FBI advising its National Hostage Rescue Team and CIA counterterrorism office in the Middle East.

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Police Chief Ronnie Bastin becomes public safety commissioner; search for new Chief

December 2, 2014

Lexington police Chief Ronnie Bastin was promoted to Public Safety Commissioner Tuesday, and the city quickly began a search for a new chief.

Bastin, who was appointed chief Jan. 7, 2008, will replace former FBI Agent Clay Mason, who is joining a consulting company.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/02/3571376/police-chief-ronnie-bastin-becomes.html?sp=/99/322/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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SPLC forgets to investigate FBI for assassination of Martin Luther King

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FBI removes link to Southern Poverty Law Center from its website, may continue using as resource



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WASHINGTON BABYLON — November 2, 2007, 9:58 am
The Southern Poverty Business Model
By Ken Silverstein

Many of you out there have no doubt received in the mail desperate cries for help from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the do-gooder group that does very little good considering the vast sums of money it raises. But before you pull out your checkbook, make sure to read the following letter that Stephen Bright, an Atlanta-based civil rights and anti-death penalty attorney, recently wrote in declining an invitation to an event that honors Morris Dees, head of the SPLC.

Kenneth C. Randall, Dean and
Thomas L. McMillan, Professor of Law
School of Law
University of Alabama
249 Law Center
Box 870382
101 Paul W. Bryan Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0382

Dear Dean Randall:

Thank you very much for the invitation to speak at the law school’s commencement in May. I am honored by the invitation, but regret that I am not able to accept it due to other commitments at that time.

I also received the law school’s invitation to the presentation of the “Morris Dees Justice Award,” which you also mentioned in your letter as one of the “great things” happening at the law school. I decline that invitation for another reason. Morris Dees is a con man and fraud, as I and others, such as U.S. Circuit Judge Cecil Poole, have observed and as has been documented by John Egerton, Harper’s, the Montgomery Advertiser in its “Charity of Riches” series, and others.

The positive contributions Dees has made to justice–most undertaken based upon calculations as to their publicity and fund raising potential–are far overshadowed by what Harper’s described as his “flagrantly misleading” solicitations for money. He has raised millions upon millions of dollars with various schemes, never mentioning that he does not need the money because he has $175 million and two “poverty palace” buildings in Montgomery. He has taken advantage of naive, well-meaning people–some of moderate or low incomes–who believe his pitches and give to his $175-million operation. He has spent most of what they have sent him to raise still more millions, pay high salaries, and promote himself. Because he spends so much on fund raising, his operation spends $30 million a year to accomplish less than what many other organizations accomplish on shoestring budgets.

The award does not recognize the work of others by associating them with Dees; it promotes Dees by associating him with the honorees. Both the law school and Skadden are diminished by being a part of another Dees scam.

Again, thank you for the invitation to participate in your commencement. I wish you and the law school the very best.


Stephen B. Bright

cc: Morris Dees
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Altamira Technologies and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center Sign Strategic Partnership

Altamira Technologies Corporation and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) based in Dayton, Ohio announce a strategic partnership aimed to advance the development of analysts and analytical technologies supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense, and local Law Enforcement agencies.

Since ATIC opened in 2009, over 1,000 analysts have come through their programs and are ready to apply the skills, tools, tactics, and techniques learned to meet the human capital needs of the of agencies around the country.

“We're very excited at ATIC to be helping with the development of the next generation of Analysts in our region and across the country,” said Tim Shaw, Senior Vice President at ATIC and former Special Agent FBI. “ATIC is pleased to provide unique testing capability to Altamira for its Lumify software and to be a strong partner in the Miami Valley region.”

Lumify is an Altamira-developed open source project creating a big data fusion, analysis, and visualization platform. Lumify leverages an intuitive web-based interface to help users discover connections and explore relationships in the data via a suite of analytic options, including 2D and 3D graph visualizations, full-text faceted search, dynamic histograms, interactive geographic maps, and collaborative workspaces shared in real-time. To learn more, visit http://www.lumify.io or try it at http://try.lumify.io.

“Altamira is proud to partner with ATIC as we bring new innovations to market and expand our footprint in the greater Dayton area. We believe in what they stand for, and the end product they deliver to help solve critical national security needs,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Chief Strategy Officer for Altamira. “Whether supporting through teaching classes and sharing our expertise in areas like data science or deploying tools like our open source big data analytics and visualization platform Lumify, we’re invested in their mission and the communities that they serve.”

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Altamira Technologies Corporation provides its national security customers the information advantage through full-spectrum engineering, analytic services, an

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one of the first books a smart criminal justice consumer
reads are Protectors of Privilege by Donner
and Above the Law by David Burnham.

Both books detail how the DOJ Dept of Justice Crime
Family protects Wall Street.

couple of reads


In Above the Law, David Burnham once again shows us why his ... the FBI, the DEA, the INS and more than 100,000 employees -- functions as law enforcer, ...
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Protectors of Privilege - Frank Donner - Paperback - University of ...
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This landmark exposé of the dark history of repressive police operations in American cities offers a richly detailed account of police misconduct and violations of ...
Big Brother in Blue : PROTECTORS OF PRIVILEGE: Red Squads ...
Jan 20, 1991 - Big Brother in Blue : PROTECTORS OF PRIVILEGE: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America, By Frank Don



Two Insider Trading Convictions Are Overturned in Blow to Prosecutors

A federal appeals court tossed out the insider case against two former hedge fund traders
DECEMBER 10, 2014
A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned two of the government’s signature insider trading convictions, a stunning blow to prosecutors and their campaign to root out illegal activity on Wall Street.

In a 28-page decision that could rewrite the course of insider trading law, sharply curtailing its boundaries, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan tossed out the case against two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson. Citing the trial judge’s “erroneous” instruction to jurors, the court not only overturned the convictions but threw out the cases altogether.

“We conclude that the jury instr

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Sunday, October 28, 2012


Documents obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue reveal new details about the FBI's rules of conduct for informants.

The FBI released 147 pages of heavily redacted manuals and policies related to the use of informants, in response to a FOIA request by Trentadue, who is engaged in a years-long lawsuit with the FBI over documents related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Read the documents herehere


The documents pertain to unspecified training for "confidential human sources," including chain of command, dispute resolutions and other topics. The vast majority of direct guidance to informants is redacted, including even chapter headings.

Trentadue filed a related complaint alleging that the FBI has engaged in a practice of using informants within the news media to receive advance notice of potentially unfavorable stories.

As an exhibit in that complaint, Trentadue submitted an FBI FD-302 record related to a previously reported claim that the Oklahoma City bombing had been carried out by Iraqi intelligence agents, a lead that was of dubious origin and that did not ultimately pan out. The document was previously published on INTELWIRE.

The document states the FBI received information about the Iraq allegation from "a senior official employed by ABC news for over fifteen years," The source had been assigned an identification number and "had provided highly accurate and reliable information in the past."

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see link for full stories

2. reads



Steven Cohen Seeks Law Experts for Fund

Steven Cohen, owner of the family office Point72 Asset Management

DECEMBER 15, 2014
Steven A. Cohen beat them, and now he wants them to join him.

The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not of his former hedge fund, is looking for a former prosecutor and several agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to join his new $10 billion investment firm, Point72 Asset Management, said several people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The prospective law enforcement hirings appear to be another chapter in Mr. Cohen’s continuing effort to prove to federal authorities that his new firm will not tolerate the kind of aggressive behavior that led to eight people who once worked for his former hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, to either plead guilty or be convicted of insider trading. SAC itself also pleaded guilty to securities fraud, paid $1.8 billion in fines to the federal government and agreed to stop managing m



Above the Law

Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice

"This book tells us that far too often the Justice Department represents not the people, but the politicians, corporations and other entrenched private interests. In Above the Law, David Burnham once again shows us why his investigative reporting is a national asset."
-- Seymour M. Hersh, Pulitzer Price winning investigative journalist
Myth: The Justice Department is a rational and evenhanded law enforcement mechanism.

Fact: The Justice Department is always political, steadily more powerful, sometimes corrupt and surprisingly ineffective.

The United States Justice Department -- which includes the FBI, the DEA, the INS and more than 100,000 employees -- functions as law enforcer, investigator and jailer of American citizens. The department's legal reach is vast, extending to social controversies of race, religion and economics as well as to thousands of criminal and civil laws, including espionage; mail fraud; corruption; racketeering; vote-fixing; pollution; computer crimes; adulterated food and drugs; price-fixing; tax fraud; gambling; forgery; and the sale, manufacture or possession of illicit drugs. The department then, and the attorney general, make decisions daily that affect every American citizen. But who monitors the Justice Department and its pervasive dealings?

In Above the Law, David Burnham reveals the chilling truth about this powerful arm of the government. Examining its records on such issues as drug enforcement, civil rights and national security, Burnham discovered that the agency runs virtually unpoliced, even after the BCCI scandal, the forcible abduction of Manuel Noriega and the disastrous mission at Waco. For the first time, David Burnham conducts a thorough investigation of the investigator, exposing the Justice Department as never before.

Read Above the Law and learn:

* How the FBI and the DEA have relentlessly expanded their electronic surveillance networks to encompass more and more average Americans -- rather than suspected criminals.

* How the war on drugs currently consumes more than half of the Justice Department's budget but remains a well-documented dud when it comes to reducing the use of illegal drugs.

* How and why FBI director Freeh, following a trail blazed by J. Edgar Hoover, directs a misleading national advertising blitz about the nation's crime problem.

* How the Justice Department has routinely failed to investigate the political allies of all presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy and George Bush.

* How -- more than three hundred times a year -- teams of agents from the FBI's top secret Surreptitious entry Program go about the task of breaking into houses, offices and warehouses of selected targets, usually to plant hidden cameras and microphones.

* How the law enforcement powers of the Justice Department have been used to harass black politicians and aid white ones.

Selected Excerpts

Annotated Table of Contents




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I probably should also post this in the " FBI Octupus
because it details the FBI Octupus.

This news story is a case study of how taxpayer funded
FBI agents reward people for covering up crimes FBI agents commit.

Facts of the case

In 1986 Winthrop Maine FBI agent John Kenoyer rapes 12 year old
babysitter Lucy Robinson. The crime is called pedophilia
in Maine but did Kennebec County DA David Crook filed lesser charges?

The victim Lucy Robinson was never allowed to testify on the stand.
The Robinson family brought a lawsuit against John Kenoyer for $850,000.00 in Civil Court.

The defendant FBI agent John Kenoyer jumped bail and became
a fugitive for one year but not before giving his son power of
attorney to liquidate his assets which were considerable.

Superior Court Judge Donald Alexander was the judge for both the
criminal and civil trial.
While very special FBI agent Kenoyer is a fugitive Judge Alexander
writes and publishes a paper loosely titled "Alternative Sentencing for Sex Offenders"

Shortly thereafter fugitive very special pedophile agent John Kenoyer
turns himself in, is sentenced to 9 months in the county jail
Judge Alexander then awards Lucy Robinson 's parents $45,000.00
to use for psychological treatment needs of victim.
Family attorney awarded much larger sum for attorney fees.

Judge Donald Alexander then promoted to judge on
the Maine Supreme Court by Maine Governor Angus King.
Testimony presented at Donald Alexander confirmation
hearings of material stated above.

Governor Angus King promoted to US Senator

For more about FBI agents caught committing voter fraud google
leonard gates bob draise FBI voter fraud



note this link to document has been deleted


Deletion notice

The document Maine's Shameful State Secret Child Sex Abuse has been deleted.

FBI Agent Jailed for Assaulting Girl, 12
September 13, 1987


AUGUSTA, Me. — A judge sentenced a former FBI agent to nine months in prison and two more years of house arrest for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old neighbor girl.

Kennebec County Superior Court Judge Donald G. Alexander imposed the sentence Thursday on John H. Kenoyer, 65, the FBI's former Augusta bureau chief.

Kenoyer was charged early last year. He pleaded guilty in June to nine charges, including unlawful sexual contact, assault and gross sexual misconduct.

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Richland Area Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations
December 26. 2014

The Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the “2014 Distinguished Citizenship of the Year Award”. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet, February 19, 2015 at Southwest Virginia Community College. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Abigail Stonerock former FBI agent and the new Director of Faculty Development for the Virginia Community College System.

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maintaining the FBI agents are the
good guys brand name

Yes, Virginia, there is a surreal interactive drama coming
Adventure Gamers-4 hours ago
Described as an "interactive drama", Virginia tells the story of a rookie FBI agent and her partner in the early 1990s as they investigate the disappearance of a ...


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Meet the man who keeps the fights in line

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 | 2 a.m.

Nothing seems out of place in Bob Bennett’s office at Nevada Athletic Commission headquarters. That’s by design.

The papers on his desk are stacked neatly and organized in chronological order for upcoming fight cards the commission is sanctioning. A grease wall calendar lists Bennett’s many appointments. Framed photos line the walls documenting Bennett’s life before he became executive director of the commission seven months ago.
The Nevada Athletic Commission, part of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, is composed of five part-time members appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval for three-year terms.

The commission office has four full-time employees and is headed by Bennett. It issues licenses to fighters and promoters, appoints judges and referees, collects fees from ticket sales and disciplines fighters.

The commission grosses about $4.5 million annually, which goes into the state’s general fund, said Colleen Patchin, a longtime administrative assistant who handles finances. The commission office operates on about $800,000 annually, she said.

The state receives 6 percent of gate fees on tickets sold for events. A Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight in September 2013 against Canelo Alvarez set a Nevada record with a gate of more than $20 million, netting the state about $1 million. The state also gets television fees up to $50,000.

And there’s a folder in a filing cabinet to the right of Bennett’s desk for each of the 27 fight shows the commission has regulated during his tenure. He keeps the score sheets from each fight, not just the headline bouts, and makes notes on the scoring. The scoring process is something in which Bennett, a former boxing judge, has taken great interest.
Bennett changed how fight night works for the three judges. There’s now a prefight briefing to review fighter tendencies and answer last-minute questions, then

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Tuesday, Jan. 27

Cybersecurity seminar. 9 to 11 a.m., Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 100, C. "ARMing Yourself for Cybersecurity," with an FBI special agent as speaker. Learn: "A" for avoidance — get unnecessary data off the network or other storage, and do not expose more than is necessary; "R" for resilience — have sufficient backup data and equipment to survive an attack; and "M" for mitigation — have a plan to recover from an attack. Topics cover both personal and business cybersecurity. Free. Registration required. Light breakfast provided. To register, email carly@champaigncountyedc.org or call 359-6261.

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see link for full Freeh



- Louis Freeh’s Latest Investigation: Billionaire Businessman Accused of Bribing African Government
Louis Freeh, the former FBI director whose wife was deeded half of a $3 million beachside penthouse by a businessman–just nine days after Freeh cleared that same businessman of wrongdoing–is onto a new job: Helping exonerate a billionaire businessman accused of bribing an African government.

As I reported here the other day, Freeh has made piles of money since leaving government service by hiring himself out to conduct allegedly independent corporate and political investigations. These investigations are clearly a growth business, because now Freeh’s firm is helping coordinate the defense of an Israeli billionaire who is being investigated on three continents in regard to bribes he allegedly paid to win a mining stake in one of the world’s poorest countries.

The case involves Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, who controls BSGR, a holding company that in 2008 obtained a huge stake in a gigantic iron mine in the West African nation of Guinea. BSGR reportedly paid nothing for its rights to Simandou and two years later flipped 51% of its stake to a Brazilian mining giant for $2.5 billion – twice the size of Guinea’s annual budget. The deal was consummated two weeks before the death of Lansana Conté, a homicidal dictator who had ruled since a 1984 coup.

An investigation by the current government of Guinea found that a shell company controlled by BSGR paid at least $2.4 million to Mamadie Touré, a wife of the former dictator, in return for her help in acquiring the rights to the mine for BSGR. Earlier this year the government annulled BSGR’s stake in the mine, saying the firm had obtained it through corruption.

Police in France and Switzerland raided offices linked to Steinmetz, and in the United States, there is an ongoing court case in the Southern District of New York about the Simandou affair as

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Former Miss. Supreme Court chief justice Lee dies at 99

January 21 2015

Lee became a lawyer in 1939. He worked as an FBI agent from 1942 to 1944. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1944, saw battle in the South Pacific, and was honorably discharged May 4, 1946, according to a news release from the Supreme Court. Like his father before him, Lee was district attorney and circuit judge

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Former FBI agent named to Mars Hill position

Richard “Rick” D. Schwein Jr.
MARS HILL – Former FBI agent Richard "Rick" D. Schwein Jr. has joined the staff of Mars Hill University as director of the Department of Safety and Security and as a member of the criminal justice faculty.

Schwein has more than 31 years of service to the federal government, including 26 years as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a news release from the college.
In 2011, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in the FBI Counterterrorism Division and was detailed to the CIA Counterterrorism Center at Langley, Virginia, as the deputy director for law enforcement.
In 2012, Schwein was selected by then-Director Robert Mueller as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Birmingham Division.
Schwein retired from government service in December and returned to Western North Carolina, where he has maintained a home since 2001.

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Former Congressman Mike Rogers Joins Hudson Institute
Former Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence joins Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015

Hudson Institute announced today that the Hon. Mike Rogers, former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th Congressional District and Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has joined Hudson as a Distinguished Fellow. In this role, he will focus on cyberwarfare and security, counterterrorism, and national security policy.
Former Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence joins Hudson Institute as a Distinguished Fellow
Prior to joining Hudson, Rogers served as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. As Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Rogers led Congressional oversight efforts of US intelligence programs during a time of significant national security challenges, including the resurgence of al Qaeda and rise of the Islamic State, Putin's aggression against Ukraine, Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, China's military build-up, and expanding cyber threats from states and non-states. During his tenure, Rogers was known for his unprecedented level of bipartisan cooperation that led to the passing of annual intelligence authorization bills.
"We're thrilled that Mike Rogers is joining Hudson Institute at this critical time, as we promote strong and engaged U.S. international leadership in partnership with our allies. He is widely respected around the globe for his expertise on intelligence, cyberwarfare, and counterterrorism strategy," said Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. "Mike Rogers is joining a growing policy team at Hudson Institute that, in recent months, has added top-flight talent including Walter Russell Mead, Michael Doran, and Arthur Herman to a bench that already included Husain Haqqani, Nina Shea and Chris DeMuth."
Since retiring from Congress, Rogers has served as a national security contributor on CNN and host of a nationally-syndicated radio program on Westwood One. His extensive career in public service includes seven terms representing

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Kintigh is Mayor of RosewellRosewell NM

Kintigh, a former FBI agent who briefly led Roswell’s Police Department and then worked as a Chaves County Sheriff’s Department detective for a spell, calls law enforcement and the criminal justice system the “concrete floor beneath the safety net of social services.”

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Head of Newark FBI office leaving for PSE&G

Aaron Ford, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Newark division, announced his retirement today.


on January 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM, updated January 29, 2015 at 6:01 PM

NEWARK — The head of the FBI’s Newark division is retiring to take a high-ranking post with PSE&G.

Aaron Ford had a 30-year career with the FBI, which included stints as a SWAT team leader, the head of Newark’s public corruption unit and the agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division.

Ford took over the Newark division in April 2013. He leaves the FBI to lead PSE&G’s in-house investigations as head of the utility’s Business Assurance and Resilience department.

“Even though I am leaving a top notch agency, I am confident I am joining a great company in PSE&G that shares similar values of integrity, which is due to the outstanding workforce they have,” Ford said.

Ford's last day is Friday. His successor has not yet been announced by the Justice Department.

During his time in Newark, Ford led the bureau’s security eff

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City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Alderman Agenda – February 3 ...
The Local Voice-55 minutes ago
(Joey East); Request approval for two officers to attend FBI National Academy Spring Conference from March 12-13, 2015 in Pearl, MS at a cost of $497.00.

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Oberheiden Law Group Further Expands and Engages Former Federal Prosecutor and Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent
Posted on 08 February 2015.February 06, 2015
The Oberheiden Law Group, PLLC continues its expansion. Managing partner Dr. Nick Oberheiden today welcomed two new top experts at the Firm.
Lynette S. Byrd recently left the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. During her tenure at the Department of Justice, Ms. Byrd worked in the government’s affirmative civil enforcement department, where she prosecuted health care fraud and anti-kickback violations with the support of the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other federal law enforcement agencies. Ms. Byrd will focus her practice on governmental investigation, healthcare matters, and complex litigation.
Don B. Southerland, Jr. is the principal of the Forensic Accounting Firm of Don B. Southerland, Jr., CPA. Mr. Southerland has more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations, and white collar crimes. Mr. Southerland has performed these services in a wide range of industries, including banking, health care, insurance and finance, involving numerous federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies such as the FBI, IRS, SEC, HHS, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Mr. Southerland has testified in federal and state courts as a fraud expert, as a CPA, and as a summary witness. In addition to his experience as a Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, Mr. Southerland is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). The Forensic Accounting Firm of Don B. Southerland, Jr., CPA will work with the Oberheiden Law Group on a select number of cases at Mr. Southerland’s discretion.

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NSAC head responds to ludicrous claims of cover up

When it was announced three days after the fight with Nick Diaz that Anderson Silva had failed a PED test, nearly everyone in the sport was shocked. And it when it came out that the test had been administered 22 days before hand, there was further shock, and dark speculation that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had withheld the results until after the fight.

The suspicion was that the fight made the UFC and Nevada a lot of money, and so the commission, headed by retired FBI agent Bob Bennett, must have sat on the results or otherwise finagled a delay.

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Deleware newspaper reports on appointment of former FBI agent Wolf to head up forensic science crime lab in Deleware.
Neglects to mention about scandal
in FBI forensic crime lab.

2 stories



Forensic science director named after lab scandal

Jessica Masulli Reyes, The News Journal
Michael J. Wolf will lead the state’s Division of Forensic Science, which was created during the legislative reorganization of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner following last year’s scandal.
Delaware officials have hired a new director of forensic science who has experience turning around troubled drug labs in other states.

Michael J. Wolf will head the state's Division of Forensic Science, which was created during the legislative reorganization of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in response to last year's scandal, according to an announcement by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
Wolf will be overseeing a lab that was once rife with evidence tampering and theft and major lapses in security.
The News Journal detailed in several articles the downfall of the lab after investigators discovered more than 50 pieces of drug evidence had been tampered with at the OCME between 2010 and 2014. Last month, a retest of two kilograms of cocaine led to a man's 20-year prison sentence being overturned and his release.
Delaware's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Richard Callery, was suspended and then fired in July. Two former OCME employees – forensic investigator James Woodson and chemist Farnam Daneshgar – have been arrested and charged in connection with the tampering.

Richard Callery an issue in Paladin, other murder cases
Wolf, a retired FBI agent, has investigated similar situations in other states. He spent the last two years conducting a special inquiry for the Massachusetts' Inspector General's Office into the prac


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