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Key Senator Backs Telecom Probe; Fla. Regulators Aided Allen Stanford; Former Gitmo Inmate Says Photos Show Abuse

POSTED: 09:36 AM ET, 07/ 7/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Key Senator Backs Telecom Probe Washington Post
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, is demanding a federal probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the wireless industry, escalating recent congressional concern that too much power is concentrating in the hands of a few cellphone carriers

Florida Regulators Aided Allen Stanford Miami Herald
Despite objections by the state's top banking lawyer, Florida regulators gave sweeping powers to banker Allen Stanford, whose company was allowed to sell hundreds of millions in bank notes without allowing regulators to check for fraud. Stanford is accused of swindling investors of $7 billion.

Former Gitmo Inmate Says Photos Show Abuse New York Times
In an affidavit filed in June, former Guantanamo inmate Binyam Mohamed said video and still cameras had documented his abuse. Mohmamed claimed to have seen some of the images, which he said were in the possession of his lawyers.

UK Security Agency Accused of Bribery in Torture Case Guardian
The British security service MI5 is being accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by offering a man inducements to drop his allegation that its officers colluded in his torture.

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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 7, 2009; 9:36 AM ET The Daily Read
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