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Holder Names New Ethics Chief; Rep. Jackson Denies Wrongdoing; Another 'Mini Madoff'?

POSTED: 10:47 AM ET, 04/ 9/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Holder Appoints New Ethics Chief » Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. began a series of personnel moves yesterday in one of the most sensitive and secretive sections of the Justice Department, including naming a longtime prosecutor to lead the department's internal ethics unit. — Washington Post

Jackson Denies Wrongdoing » As lawmakers launched an inquiry into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s efforts to secure President Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat, the Jackson denied any wrongdoing, saying he was "eager to answer any questions" the ethics panel might have. — Chicago Sun-Times

Another 'Mini Madoff'? » In the latest in a string of alleged Ponzi schemes, the Securities Exchange Commission has filed civil fraud charges against a Colorado investment manager who operated a $20 million operation that allegedly victimized dozens of investors in at least three states. — USA Today

Legal Residents Caught in Raids » Immigration raids of factories and other work sites often result in at least a short-term detention of lawful residents and even citizens, as agents seal targeted businesses and grill workers about their status. — L.A. Times

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» Most rookie representatives play hard for 'earmarks' (USAT)
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By Amanda Zamora |  April 9, 2009; 10:47 AM ET The Daily Read
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