Ellen S. Huvelle

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  • John C. Beale, former senior policy adviser at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (Flickr/Oversight and Reform)

    EPA official sentenced for bizarre 'spy' ruse

    John C. Beale, the former high ranking EPA bureaucrat whose ruse about working as a spy allowed him to collect years of paychecks despite not showing up to work, was sentenced to just over two-and-a-half years in federal prison Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle. (Associated Press)

    Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules

    A district court judge ruled that President Obama can’t lawfully keep hidden a foreign aid order he tried to shield via a claim of executive privilege, characterizing the move as a “cavalier” dodge of the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Ringling heirs go to trial over bereavement fight

    The late multimillionaire owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Irvin Feld, left a renowned business stunningly at odds with a bitter family legacy. He built an empire of wholesome entertainment meant to bring families together, yet his own two children are so estranged they couldn't even mourn with one another in peace.

  • Aide named in Abramoff investigation avoids prison

    A former congressional aide named in the Jack Abramoff scandal avoided prison Thursday when a federal judge questioned why lawmakers tied to the convicted superlobbyist had successfully skirted prosecution while many of their staffers ended up in prison.

  • Abramoff aide's conviction may wrap up scandal

    A jury Monday convicted the final figure to face trial in the Abramoff lobbying scandal of most of the charges he faced, possibly ending one of the final chapters in a corruption case that "garnered attention from the Beltway and beyond."

  • The jury for Kevin A. Ring, seen in 2005, is deadlocked. He is charged with providing gifts to politicians in exchange for favors. (Associated Press)

    Trial deadlocked for Abramoff associate Ring

    A jury in the second trial of a key figure in the Abramoff lobbying scandal couldn't reach a verdict Wednesday and indicated it was struggling to do so.

  • Court rejects Gitmo detainee appeal over secrecy

    A Guantanamo Bay detainee who says he was waterboarded lost a legal battle Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that the Obama administration can keep information secret that the prisoner wanted to make public.

  • Judge approves retrial in 'honest-services fraud' case

    A federal judge on Thursday let stand charges of honest-services fraud against a key figure in the Abramoff lobbying scandal - marking a victory for Justice Department prosecutors in the first high-profile challenge to one of the government's most widely used, yet recently narrowed, anti-corruption statutes.

  • Penalty light in Ney aide case


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