August 7, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Prosecutors from the US Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday unsealed a criminal complaint that was filed last month against two men for illegally lobbying US lawmakers on behalf of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The complaint filed against Prince Asiel Ben Israel ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 29, 2006, the US Senate voted 90-8 in favor of a lobbying reform bill the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006. The impetus for the legislation was a massive corruption scandal revolving around lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was sentenced in a Florida fraud case on th... ...[read more]
June 3, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 3, 2008, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed new legislation to provide increased legal protections for refugees and asylum seekers coming from other countries, including those in Central America, Africa and Asia. The law was passed after extensive lobbying by the UN High Commission ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The UK High Court ruled on Monday that British Internet service providers (ISPs) must block the file sharing website The Pirate Bay. All of the ISPs, except one which requested additional time to consider the ruling, have one week to comply with the ruling. The lobbying group requesting the block... ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2006, prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud related to the 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos by Abramoff and his business partners. In March 2006, a federal judge in Florida sentenced Abramoff to five years and ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 13, 2006, the UN General Assembly adopted by acclamation the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed the document as "the first human rights treaty to be adopted in the twenty-first century; the most rapidly negotiated human rights ...[read more]
July 22, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Dave Saldana, Communications Director for Free Press, argues that the recent News Corp. scandal will likely follow along the line of the company's previous US legal troubles, in which it was able to avoid penalties through campaign donations and deft lobbying...For some ideological opponents ...[read more]
March 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 29, 2006, former lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on conspiracy and fraud charges stemming from his falsification of documents to procure a loan for the 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casino in South Carolina. The investigation ...[read more]
January 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 18, 2007, the US Senate voted 96-2 to approve the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007. The measure regulated lobbying activities by preventing lawmakers from accepting gifts and travel from lobbyists, requiring stricter reporting of lobbying activity, preventing ...[read more]
January 16, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 16, 2008, Mark Siljander, a former Republican US Congressman from Michigan and US representative to the UN, was indicted for conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering, obstruction of justice and forfeiture. The charges stemmed from Siljander's association with the now ...[read more]

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