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December 16, 2012
15:45 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier will face perjury charges, as  a result of the testimony he gave during the Jerry Sandusky trial, according to a new report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Unidentified sources told the paper that Spanier, who was fired from Penn State after 16 years as president, has been under investigation for statements he made before a grand jury in 2011. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and state Police Commissioner Frank Noonan will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the case in more detail. (Photo via AP/Gene J. Puskar/ABC News) source

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier will face perjury charges, as  a result of the testimony he gave during the Jerry Sandusky trial, according to a new report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Unidentified sources told the paper that Spanier, who was fired from Penn State after 16 years as president, has been under investigation for statements he made before a grand jury in 2011. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and state Police Commissioner Frank Noonan will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the case in more detail. (Photo via AP/Gene J. Puskar/ABC News) source

12:04 // 1 year ago
March 22, 2012

Woman fakes mental illness to skip jury duty, brags on radio, gets charged

  • cause In a Denver courtroom in June, a potential juror, looking disheveled, claimed this: ”I broke out of domestic violence in the military. And I have a lot of repercussions. One is post-traumatic stress disorder.” She was dismissed from jury duty quickly as a result.
  • reaction Months later, the former juror, a Denver cosmetologist and published author named Susan Cole, regularly told her clients about her scheme to getting out of jury duty, at one point calling in to a radio station and retelling the story. Bad idea.
  • result On Wednesday, Cole was charged with perjury and attempting to influence a public servant, both felonies. Cole used her book as evidence of domestic violence, but she had no way to prove her PTSD to investigators. So she got charged. source

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10:59 // 2 years ago
March 28, 2011
I understood that in a federal court, in a case in front of a federal judge, to commit a felony, which is what he did, perjury, was a felony. The question I raise was very simple: should a president of the United States be above the law?
Newt Gingrich • Addressing the Clinton impeachment effort, and the charges of hypocrisy that he’s again having to contend with as he mulls a presidential run. For what it’s worth, this is probably the most compelling case you could make for his actions being internally justified, even in light of his own infidelity. However, it’s a bit difficult to take this at face value when not a week ago he was claiming his work ethic and love for his country drove him to the arms of other women, a rather lame rationalization made to try to salvage his relationship with the evangelical Christians. Our take? If you’re volunteering these defenses before you’ve even running, that’s a problem. This campaign could very well be dead on arrival. source (viafollow)
13:49 // 3 years ago
October 22, 2010
He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners. It was a hobby of his.
Clarence Thomas’ former girlfriend, Lillian McEwen • Suggesting that the Supreme Court justice perjured himself on the stand during his contentious 1991 Senate hearing. McEwen stayed quiet throughout her career, because she was afraid that coming forward would hurt her professionally. But now she’s retired. And now she has a memoir she’s shopping to publishers about her successful career and her relationship with Thomas. She stayed mum about her relationship with Thomas, but the whole thing about Thomas’ wife Virginia cold-calling Anita Hill convinced her to speak out. Among the highlights was an admission that ”he was obsessed with porn.” Why is all this crazy Clarence Thomas stuff coming out 19 years after he became a justice? source (via)
13:59 // 3 years ago