Category Archives: News and Events

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“The university accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on that fateful workout day of May 29.”

University of Maryland athletic director, Damon Evans, and university president, Wallace D. Loh, in a statement released following their meeting with the parents of Jordan McNair. In that meeting, Mr. Evans and Dr. Loh explained the findings of the university’s … Continue reading

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John Grisham Takes on Prosecutors

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, novelist John Grisham asks for consequences for prosecutors who have continued to receive a flood of exonerations because of the following misconduct: 1. Concealing evidence that would benefit defendants 2. Fabricating evidence to convict … Continue reading

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OJ Simpson “Fit” Test Arises Again: Can $60,000 in Cash Fit in a Ferragamo Bag?

Norman Seabrook, the former head of the corrections officers’ union in New York City, is on trial for corruption charges. The allegations are that Mr. Seabrook took $60,000 in cash in exchange for directing union funds into a risky hedge … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Scolding Relatives Publicly

Bobby Goodlatte, the son of U.S. Representative Robert W. Goodlatte (R. Va.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, used Twitter to announce that he had donated the maximum amount to his father’s opponent in his district in rural Virginia. Bobby, … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect in Chicago

They will not tell the police what they know. The friends, families, and neighbors of the Chicago shooting victims continue to remain sullen and mute. The no-snitching rule in Chicago is alive, well, and seemingly mandatory. Some say it is … Continue reading

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The West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachment: All Four Justices Charged

Last month West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum entered a guilty plea to one felony count of wire fraud. A federal investigation found that now former Justice Ketchum used a state fuel credit card to purchase case for trips, … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Another Incentive Problem: This Time In Its Wealth Unit

The SEC received four letters from Wells Fargo wealth advisers in Phoenix and two from wealth advisers in Orange County. The letters told the same story. In order to qualify for an incentive program, based on revenue, advisers to Wells … Continue reading

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Conflicts and Retiring Members of Congress

This year 32 House members and 3 Senators are retiring. What will they all do after they leave elected office? Well, we don’t know. We should know because Congress passed the Billy Tauzin legislation in 2007. Billy Tauzin was a … Continue reading

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Facebook Asks Banks For Data on Customers

Sure, why not? What could possibly go wrong here? COO Sheryl Sandberg should have leaned in a tad more on that strategy.

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Urban Meyer: Ohio State and Lessons Learned from Michigan State, Penn State, etc.

Urban Meyer, which sounds a bit like a furniture and appliance store, is Ohio State’s head football coach. Mr. Meyer has been suspended pending a 14-day investigation into what Mr. Meyer knew about the domestic abuse incidents by a former … Continue reading

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Spiral Notebooks in Argentina: The Car Wash/Cash Distribution Corruption Investigations

Authorities in Buenos Aires have arrested 16 people on corruption charges, government officials and business peopll. How did authorities nab so many in one fell swoop? Well, as it turns out, the driver who ferried the bags of cash over … Continue reading

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In the Truth Percolates Category: Harvey Weinstein Has Some E-Mails?

Harvey Weinstein is charged with the rape of a woman at a Doubletree Hotel on Lexington Avenue in New York City. However, Mr. Weinstein’s lawyers released e-mail correspondence between Mr. Weinstein and the woman and their relationship appears to have … Continue reading

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What Will They Remember About Us?

Manuel Ycaza (1938-2018) a jockey, had 2,400 wins in a career that began in 1957. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1977. But, in a tribute in Sports Illustrated, the jockey was … Continue reading

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Morgan Stanley’s New Incentive Plan

Investment advisers are usually rewarded under compensation plans under which they receive commissions for buying and selling securities. Those plans resulted in problems with churning and steering clients into Morgan Stanley investment vehicles, under which the commissions were higher. Now … Continue reading

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