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Stiff Sentence Urged for Madoff; GE Benefit From Bailout Loophole; Corruption Plays Key Role in Iraqi Justice

POSTED: 09:40 AM ET, 06/29/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Stiff Sentence Urged for Madoff Associated Press
Victims who lost millions of dollars in the multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff described their ruined lives Monday to the judge sentencing the 71-year-old former Nasdaq stock market chairman.

Loophole Helps GE Benefit From Bank Rescue Washington Post
General Electric, the world's largest industrial company, has quietly become the biggest beneficiary of one of the government's key rescue programs for banks while avoiding many of the restrictions facing other financial giants getting help from the government.

Corruption Plays Key Role in Iraqi Justice Los Angeles Times
Questions of collusion between corrupt security forces and judges who issue warrants are so great that Iraq's Supreme Judiciary Council ordered an inquiry into the matter this month.

White House Weighs Exec. Order on Detention Washington Post
Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to senior government officials.

New Guidance Issued on Detainee Military Trials New York Times
Feds Challenge Stanford's Release Houston Chronicle
Admissions Probe to Hear from U. of I. Lobbyists ChiTrib
Political 'tit for tat' illustrated at Jefferson trial Times-Picayune
Conyers says little about wife's legal troubles AP
Report: EPA May Have Suppressed Climate Report CNET
Thousands Still in FEMA Trailers USAT
Justice Department Extends Probe of Oracle-Sun Deal WSJ($)
Acorn Role in Census Challenged WSJ($)
Ethics Committee Investigating Lawmakers' Travel AP
Did Toxic Chemical in Iraq Cause GIs' Illnesses? AP

By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  June 29, 2009; 9:40 AM ET The Daily Read
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