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Archive: December 2008

The Downfall of AIG's 'Beautiful Machine'

In the last of a three-part series into the downfall of the New York insurance firm American International Group Inc., The Post examined the damaging influence of executive Joseph Cassano and his credit-default swapping unit, AIG Financial Products.

By Derek Kravitz | December 31, 2008; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Blagojevich Has History With Senate Choice

Blagojevich is now embroiled in one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory, charged in federal court with selling President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder and orchestrating an elaborate "pay-to-play" scheme in Illinois state politics. Still, he has rebuffed calls for him to resign and is set to appoint Burris to fill Obama's now-vacant Senate seat.

By Derek Kravitz | December 30, 2008; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bush Insiders Call Katrina 'Nail in the Coffin'

But two former advisers to President Bush said the deadly hurricane also derailed Bush's presidency, according to Vanity Fair's "oral history" of Bush's perceived missteps.

By Derek Kravitz | December 30, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (8)

Ex-NYC Top Cop Pleads Not Guilty

Bernard B. Kerik, New York City's former police commissioner and a candidate in 2004 to become the head of the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush, was charged this month with lying to his accountant and making false statements on a loan application. He pleaded not guilty today in federal court.

By Derek Kravitz | December 29, 2008; 4:39 PM ET | Comments (1)

Trials Begin in China's Tainted Milk Scandal

The criminal trial over China's tainted milk scandal is set to start as milk producers hand out cash payments to victims and the government tries to stem public anger over the incident.

By Derek Kravitz | December 29, 2008; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (1)

Madoff Ponzi Scheme Might Have First Casualty

Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, which hit charitable organizations, hedge funds and stockholders worldwide, might have its first known casualty.

By Derek Kravitz | December 23, 2008; 6:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

Madoff Probe, Gitmo Detainees' Future Home and Charges in New York Firefighter Deaths

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Tuesday. Please feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. The Daily Read will be taking a break for the holidays starting tomorrow until Jan. 5. Catch up with us in the New Year!

By Derek Kravitz | December 23, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Foreign Gifts to White House Staff

Outgoing Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was showered with gifts from Middle Eastern leaders in recent years, as her diplomatic trips resulted in more than $300,000 worth of jewelry. Too bad she can't keep any of it.

By Derek Kravitz | December 22, 2008; 6:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Informant in the Fort Dix Case

Five Muslim men charged with plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel, but acquitted on less serious charges of attempted murder today in federal court in New Jersey.

By Derek Kravitz | December 22, 2008; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (7)

Top 10 Scandals of 2008

The editors here at The Post's Investigations blog have sorted through the most notable investigative-tinged scandals of 2008 -- from the first hints of a corruption probe into Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens last January to the FBI's wiretap of Blagojevich in December. Here's our list, ranked in order of importance:

By Amanda Zamora | December 22, 2008; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (2)

Secret FBI Wiretaps, Immunity in Blagojevich Case, A Bailout for Developers and Bush's Secret E-Mails

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Monday. Please feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything.

By Derek Kravitz | December 22, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Weakened EPA, a Deadly Delay and Iraq's 'Pentagon Papers'

The editors at Post Investigations have scoured the nation's top in-depth and investigative reports and selected their most interesting finds for this week. Drumrolls, please:

By Derek Kravitz | December 19, 2008; 5:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Defiant Blagojevich Says He Won't Resign (and Quotes Kipling)

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the embattled Democrat charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat and orchestrating an elaborate "pay-to-play" political scheme in the Land of Lincoln, made a short statement today, defiantly saying he will fight the federal charges against him and refusing to resign.

By Derek Kravitz | December 19, 2008; 3:51 PM ET | Comments (2)

Blagojevich: 'I Will Fight'

Blagojevich says, "I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing...I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong and I am not going to quit."

By Amanda Zamora | December 19, 2008; 2:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ex-White House Official Convicted Again

A former top White House official was convicted this afternoon of obstructing justice and lying to investgators about a lavish golf trip to Scotland and trying to cover-up his efforts to assist disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff acquire government property.

By Derek Kravitz | December 19, 2008; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

When Woodward Met 'Deep Throat'

It all started with an impromptu meeting at the White House -- the relationship between W. Mark Felt, the FBI official who became the mysterious "Deep Throat" informant to arguably the greatest political scandal in history, and Bob Woodward, The Washington Post reporter who helped break the story, eventually leading to former President Richard M. Nixon's resignation.

By Derek Kravitz | December 19, 2008; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who Made The Clinton Donor List (And Who Didn't)

As the list of donors to former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation began to circulate, two well-known fundraisers and friends of Clinton were on the watch list: marketing company owner Vinod Gupta and supermarket mogul Ronald Burkle.

By Derek Kravitz | December 19, 2008; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (3)

Blago Allegations Expanded, FBI Iraq Agents' Overtime, SEC in Spotlight

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Friday. Please feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. Blagojevich Allegations Are Expanded» The Illinois House impeachment committee questioned witnesses Thursday about allegations that Gov. Rod Blagojevich had trampled over the state's system of checks and...

By Chris Matthews | December 19, 2008; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Donor List Includes Familiar Names

The 2,922-page list of donors to former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation is chock full of friends, foreign leaders and, most notably, several questionable characters from the president's past.

By Derek Kravitz | December 18, 2008; 3:23 PM ET | Comments (6)

Madoff Misled SEC, Blago Won't Go Quietly, Iraqi Security Officials Detained

Good morning, and welcome to Thursday's Daily Read. As always, feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. Madoff Misled SEC in '06» SEC investigators discovered in 2006 that Bernard Madoff had misled the agency about how he managed customer money, according to documents, yet the...

By Chris Matthews | December 18, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Probe Into Madoff's Scam Widens

As more details about the alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme run by noted New York financier Bernard L. Madoff creep to the surface, the man behind the scam is talking with federal prosecutors how he swindled thousands of investors for so long.

By Derek Kravitz | December 17, 2008; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (5)

The First Ponzi Scheme

By now, everyone knows about the "Ponzi scheme" at the heart of the $50 billion scam engineered by esrtwhile Wall Street wizard Bernard L. Madoff. What most people don't know is that investigative reporters were instrumental in bringing down the original fraudster whose name everafter has been linked to the...

By The Editors | December 17, 2008; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (3)

HUD Chief Blasts Mortgage Aid, Jackson Cooperated, SEC Madoff Investigation

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday's Daily Read. As always, feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. HUD Chief: Mortgage Aid a Failure» Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston said the centerpiece of the federal government's effort to help struggling homeowners has been...

By Chris Matthews | December 17, 2008; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Case of Ex-White House Aide Heads to Jury

A former top White House official, on trial for a second time for allegedly lying and obstructing justice during the investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, unexpectedly decided yesterday to forego taking the stand in his own defense, handing the case over to a jury.

By Derek Kravitz | December 16, 2008; 7:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sleuth to the Stars Gets 15-Year Sentence

If you wanted dirt on an ex-girlfriend, an old business associate or a nosy reporter in Hollywood, private eye Anthony Pellicano was the man to turn to. The Sicilian sleuth made a name for himself by getting hard-to-get information.

By Derek Kravitz | December 16, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Richardson Donor Investigated, Unraveling a Ponzi Scheme, Cheney Still Backs Waterboarding

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday's Daily Read. Please feel free to leave your comments and let us know if we missed any good stories. Richardson Donor Investigated» A federal grand jury is investigating how an investment company won more than $1.5 million in work advising the state of New...

By Chris Matthews | December 16, 2008; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Report: Interior Office Meddled With Endangered Species Act

Political meddling into the designation of imperiled species and habitats at the Department of Interior was more widespread than previously thought, investigators found, according to a lengthy inspector general's report released today.

By Derek Kravitz | December 15, 2008; 6:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Enduring Appeal of Ponzi Schemes

Regulators are already calling the $50 billion Ponzi scheme allegedly perpetrated by storied Wall Street giant Bernard L. Madoff the largest in history. The staggering losses, coupled with Madoff's high-profile clients, proved to be a formidable mixture.

By Derek Kravitz | December 15, 2008; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

Emanuel Talked To Blago Aides, Giant Ponzi Scheme, Lobbying Test for Obama

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Monday. Feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. Emanuel Talked to Blagojevich Aides» Barack Obama dispatched Rahm Emanuel days after the presidential election to contact aides of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to begin talking up Mr....

By Chris Matthews | December 15, 2008; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Conflicts Mark Charters Oversight

Key members of the public bodies that regulate and fund charter schools in Washington D.C. have taken part in official decisions that stood to benefit themselves, their colleagues, employers and companies with whom they have business ties, according to a Washington Post investigation.

By The Editors | December 15, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The FBI's History of Wiretapping

One of the more baffling questions to come out of the corruption case involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blaogjevich is why the two-term governor openly talked about "pay-to-play" schemes in the first place. Shouldn't he have known better? Wiretapping one's phones is a time-honored FBI tradition.

By Derek Kravitz | December 12, 2008; 5:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

Zell 'Point Man' Identified as Blago Contact

Tucked away among the jaw-dropping political bombshells in the 76-page corruption complaint filed against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a reference to a mild-mannered "financial adviser" at the cash-strapped Tribune Co.

By Derek Kravitz | December 12, 2008; 3:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Missing Criminals, Miami Mortgage Fraud and the Military's $7.6M Powder

The editors at The Post's Investigations blog have scoured the nation's top in-depth and investigative reports and selected their most interesting finds for this week. Drumrolls, please:

By Derek Kravitz | December 12, 2008; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Senate Kills Auto Bailout, Jackson Supporters Sought Cash for Blago, Senators Blame Rumsfeld for Detainee Abuse

Hello, and welcome to the Daily Read for Friday. Feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. Senate Drops Plan to Bailout Automakers » The Senate deadlocked on a proposed $14 billion auto bailout bill last night, stymied by debates over cuts in pay and benefits...

By Derek Kravitz | December 12, 2008; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Would The 'Car Czar' Be Too Political?

As Senate Republicans threaten to derail plans for a $15 billion bailout of the country's automobile industry, experts are wondering if a proposed "car czar" for the ailing companies would be less of a regulator and more of a political lackey.

By Derek Kravitz | December 11, 2008; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (5)

'Lady Macbeth' of the Blago Scandal

Patti Blagojevich is also a tough-talking, no-nonsense scion of a ward boss who is well versed in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics, according to federal criminal complaint charging her husband with bribery and conspiracy and excerpts of wiretaps on the Blagojevich's home telephone. The Chicago Tribune likened her to "Lady Macbeth."

By Derek Kravitz | December 11, 2008; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (18)

Jackson Denies Wrongdoing, Lawmakers Criticize TARP, Shay's Campaign Manager Investigated

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Thursday. Making headlines this morning -- The House passed a bailout for the auto industry and the legislation now goes to the Senate. Feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything. Jackson Denies Wrongdoing» Rep. Jesse L....

By Chris Matthews | December 11, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is Jackson 'No. 5'? Plus: Blago Deputy Quits

The mysterious "Senate Candidate No. 5" in the Blagojevich case -- the politician who the governor said had an "emissary" offer up $1 million for the seat -- might be none other than Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the South Side Chicago Democrat who is the son of the famous civil rights leader.

By Derek Kravitz | December 10, 2008; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

GAO Report on Bailout Cites Oversight, Transition Concerns

The GAO issued their first official report today on the Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, offering nine actions the Treasury should take to address "a number of critical issues." This was the first of the GAO's reports on TARP to be given every 60 days, as mandated by the...

By Chris Matthews | December 10, 2008; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Car Czar,' Other Oversight in Auto Bailout Plan

In an attempt to police the country's bailed-out automobile industry, congressional leaders are creating a government "car czar" position to monitor the $15 billion assistance program -- a move that essentially creates a watchdog to see how the money is doled out.

By Derek Kravitz | December 10, 2008; 2:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

Blagojevich's Fundraising Shakedowns Detailed

What ultimately led to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal conspiracy and bribery arrest (aside from well-placed wiretaps), federal agents say, wasn't the elaborate scheme for an ambassadorship or the notions that he would sell President-elect Barack Obama's now-vacant Senate seat. No, the feds say. It was the shakedowns.

By Derek Kravitz | December 10, 2008; 1:34 PM ET | Comments (6)

Blagojevich Bust, Rangel Watch, Raids Draw Brutality Claims

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday's Daily Read. The Blagojevich Indictment » Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brazenness -- captured on two bugs in his campaign office and one on his home telephone -- has the FBI (and plenty others) shaking their heads in shock. — Washington Post Rangel Investigation Expanded...

By Chris Matthews | December 10, 2008; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Report: Soldiers Needed Tougher Humvees

Pentagon officials are ordering up thousands of tougher, off-road terrain vehicles to protect troops against rocket-propelled granades and other devices on the heels of a scathing inspector general's report (PDF) that blamed the government for not getting the humvees quicker.

By Derek Kravitz | December 9, 2008; 6:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Blagojevich Files: The Unnamed 'Senate Candidates'

In the lengthy federal bribery and conspiracy indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, a few choice "unnamed" Senate candidates stick out.

By Derek Kravitz | December 9, 2008; 2:40 PM ET | Comments (10)

Tapping the Governor's Phone

The devil is in the details and the revelations coming out of a 76-page indictment charging llinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with essentially selling President-elect Barack Obama's now-vacant Senate seat are shocking, to say the least.

By Derek Kravitz | December 9, 2008; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (6)

Freddie Mac Documents, Lawyer Accused of Fraud, Tenants, Lenders Exposed to Scams

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Tuesday. Revealing Freddie Mac Documents» Internal Freddie Mac documents show that senior executives were warned years ago that they were offering mortgages that could pose dangers to the firm, hurt borrowers and generate more risky loans throughout the industry... and Internal...

By Chris Matthews | December 9, 2008; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

D.C. Region: Millions Flow to Former Councilman

In 2003, Walter E. Washington Estates was "hailed as a turning point in the District." But as The Post's Debbie Cenziper explains, the project was "tainted by unchecked spending and deals that benefited" longtime D.C. Councilman H.R. Crawford.

By Derek Kravitz | December 8, 2008; 4:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Report: White House Deleted 'Coalition of the Willing' Lists

In what critics are calling a blatant attempt to rewrite history, the White House has pulled two lists of countries included in the Bush administration's "coalition of the willing" from its Web site and altered others.

By Derek Kravitz | December 8, 2008; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Charges Unveiled in Blackwater Shooting

As five Blackwater Worldwide security guards surrendered today at a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, prosecutors in Washington planned to charge the men with manslaughter and using a machine gun in a crime of violence.

By Derek Kravitz | December 8, 2008; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (3)

Panel Urges Wiretap Probe, Hospital Oversight, Cyber Security Czar Proposed

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Monday. Panel Wants Wiretapping Scholar Investigation » A Congressional oversight panel plans to ask the NSA to investigate new evidence that the agency illegally wiretapped a Muslim scholar in Northern Virginia and concealed the eavesdropping during a 2005 trial in which...

By Chris Matthews | December 8, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Charges Coming Soon in Blackwater Shooting

Blackwater security contractors involved in a deadly shooting in Iraq in 2007 could be facing lengthy prison terms behind bars for their involvement.

By Derek Kravitz | December 5, 2008; 7:33 PM ET | Comments (5)

Foreigners Stuck in Iraq, McCaffrey's War and Army Aviation Deaths Spike

The editors at The Post's Investigations blog have scoured the nation's top in-depth and investigative reports and selected their most interesting finds. Drumrolls, please:

By Derek Kravitz | December 5, 2008; 4:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rangel's Tangled Web, Feds Get Blagojevich on Tape, Iraq Contractors Detained

Good morning and welcome to today's Daily Read.... Rep. Rangel's Tangled Web » Between 2004 and 2007, Rep. Charles Rangel steered nearly $80,000 in campaign cash to an Internet company run by his son - paying lavishly for a pair of political Web sites so poorly designed an expert estimated...

By Amanda Zamora | December 5, 2008; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rangel Attacks Times; Times Fires Back

New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken on The New York Times, attacking the paper's coverage of Rangel's finances, taxes and questionable ethics. This time, The New York Times fired right back.

By Derek Kravitz | December 4, 2008; 5:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

Auto's Big Three Fuel Up For Bailout

Executives from Detroit's big three automotive manufacturers, Gerald Wagoner Jr., president and CEO of General Motors Corp., Alan Mulally, president and CEO of the Ford Motor Co. and Robert Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler, LLC, spoke to lawmakers from the Senate Banking Committee, asking for up to $34 billion in emergency bailout money.

By Derek Kravitz | December 4, 2008; 2:53 PM ET | Comments (10)

Holiday Looks Different After 'Black Friday Stampede'

The fallout from the Black Friday death of a Long Island Wal-Mart employee, who was literally trampled as shoppers rushed into the store, has placed a new spin on the annual holiday shopping season.

By Derek Kravitz | December 4, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (6)

Emanuel Used Contacts to Make Millions, Nevada Lt. Gov Indicted, Obama to Wait for Legal Opinions

Good morning, and welcome to Thursday's Daily Read. Please let us know if we missed any good stories and feel free to comment. Emanuel Used Contacts to Make Millions » After leaving the Clinton White House, Rahm Emanuel went on to make more than $18 million in just two-and-a-half...

By Chris Matthews | December 4, 2008; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Nixon Tapes Reveal Vietnam Strategy

Newly released memos and tape recordings from President Richard Nixon's archives shed new light on Nixon's decision-making process in his escalation of the Vietnam war. The internal White House memos date from November 1968 to January 1969, after Nixon had been elected president. The tapes were recorded between November and December 1972, shortly after his re-election and just as the Watergate scandal began to unfold. Combined, the items consist of nearly 200 hours of tape and 90,000 pages of text documents.

By Chris Matthews | December 3, 2008; 3:20 PM ET | Comments (4)

Pakistan Link to Mumbai Attack Questioned

As India continues to point the finger at neighboring Pakistan for a deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai that killed at least 172 people a week ago, government officials and security experts are urging patience in order to sort out truth from speculation.

By Derek Kravitz | December 3, 2008; 2:55 PM ET | Comments (13)

Report: Bailout Plan Needs Work

The federal government's much-ballyhooed $700 billion program to rescue Wall Street's banks and financial institutions has some loopholes, The Post and the Government Accountability Office reported yesterday.

By Derek Kravitz | December 3, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bush Eases Dumping Rules, Mumbai Attacks, FBI Snags Illinois Officers

Good morning, and welcome to today's Daily Read. As always, feel free to leave comments and please let us know if we missed anything. Bush Eases Mining Waste Rules » The new rules will make it easier for mountaintop mining companies to dump their waste near rivers and streams,...

By Chris Matthews | December 3, 2008; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bush Wiretap Law Faces Legal Challenge

President Bush's summertime political victory -- the granting of immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly helped the government illegally wiretap phone lines -- is facing its first legal test today, as a watchdog group heads to federal court.

By Derek Kravitz | December 2, 2008; 6:15 PM ET | Comments (3)

Ethics Questions Still Hounding Rangel

A steady stream of revelations about the error-prone finances and questionable ethics dating back to July has put the spotlight once again on New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel, prompting observers to wonder aloud whether it's step for Rangel to step down from his committee post.

By Derek Kravitz | December 2, 2008; 5:46 PM ET | Comments (5)

Nuclear or Bio Attack Called Likely, U.S. to Expand Tax Inquiry, Former Detroit Mayor's Aide Pleads Guilty

Good morning, and welcome to the Daily Read for Tuesday. Please leave comments and let us know if we missed any good stories. Nuclear or Biological Attack Called Likely» The odds that terrorists will soon strike a major city with weapons of mass destruction are now better than even,...

By Chris Matthews | December 2, 2008; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Poker

During an online chat this afternoon, The Post's investigative reporter Gilbert M. Gaul and professional poker player Serge Ravitch explored the intricacies of the online poker industry, and its pitfalls.

By Derek Kravitz | December 1, 2008; 7:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Releases Transition Donor List

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team released its first list of donors today, attempting to fulfill a promise to be the most transparent and ethically "strictest" presidential transition in history.

By Derek Kravitz | December 1, 2008; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

India Attack Spurs Tighter Tourism Security

American officials and security experts say the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai last week, which killed at least 183 people in India's populous city, marks a substantial shift toward targeted strikes overseas against foreigners.

By Derek Kravitz | December 1, 2008; 3:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Retracing Attackers Steps, Clinton to Disclose Donors, Labor Accused of Straying from Enforcement

Good morning, and welcome to Monday's Daily Read. Feel free to leave comments and please let us know if we missed anything. Retracing Attackers Steps » Retracing the steps of the Mumbai attackers offers clues as to how a posse of just 10 gunmen brought India's largest city to...

By Chris Matthews | December 1, 2008; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Resisting Temptation

In all my time in Atlantic City I never gave the casinos a nickel, not because I opposed gambling on moral or philosophical grounds, but because I just didn't get the point. Why risk losing my hard-earned money when I could use it for something I really liked? All of this came to mind again while reporting the story of the cheating scandals at Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, which cost players millions of dollars.

By The Editors | December 1, 2008; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (6)

 

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