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EPA Proposes Stricter Rules For Ship Ballast Water
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search ...
MassLive.comDecember 1, 2011

According to the new casino law, a full-time, five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission will regulate casinos and issue licenses for a single slot barn and three casino resorts including one in Western Massachusetts. Gov. ...more »

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Judges recused from Tangipahoa juvenile jail $1 million embezzlement case
NOLA.comDecember 1, 2011

The judges of the district appoint two of the juvenile jail's eight commissioners, the motion states. "Thus, the defendant stands charged with a crime involving theft from a public body, and one-forth of that public body's membership were appointed by ...more »

Investigations
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Two More Rothstein Associates Charged in Connection with Billion-Dollar Fraud ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)December 2, 2011

... Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID), announced the filing of charges against William Boockvor, 66, of Deerfield Beach, and Marybeth Feiss, 42, of Ft. Lauderdale, for conspiring to commit crimes through the operation ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Sen. Franken demands answers from Carrier IQ, suggests phone snooping violates ...
Ars TechnicaDecember 1, 2011

The senator strongly hints that he believes Carrier IQ has violated various federal laws. "Does Carrier IQ believe that its actions comply with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, including the federal wiretap statute (18 USC § 2511 et seq.) ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Chico police chief will end 32-year law enforcement career
Enterprise-RecordDecember 3, 2011

Chico Police Chief Mike Maloney, shown in a file photo taken in his office, announced to his Facebook friends that he will retire on his birthday in April. CHICO — After just more than two years at the helm of the Chico ...more »

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