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The Price Of Justice

Author : Laurence Leamer
ISBN : 9781429953696
Genre : Law
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A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenship, to justice Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines—in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal mining country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law. The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it's true, it's scarier than fiction.
Category: Law

Corporate Corruption

Author : Sarah Armstrong
ISBN : 9780737773644
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Twelve detailed essays were assembled by editor Sarah Armstrong, to help students obtain a balanced understanding of corporate corruption. Students will read whether global efforts against corruption are working, whether corporate profiteering is a source of environmental violence, and whether corporate rights work against the individual's rights.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Informant

Author : Kurt Eichenwald
ISBN : 0767908961
Genre : True Crime
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From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy—which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . . It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: a senior executive with America's most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government witness, secretly recording a vast criminal conspiracy spanning five continents. Mark Whitacre, the promising golden boy of ADM, had put his career and family at risk to wear a wire and deceive his friends and colleagues. Using Whitacre and a small team of agents to tap into the secrets at ADM, the FBI discovered the company's scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers. But as the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, using stakeouts, wiretaps, and secret recordings of illegal meetings around the world, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared. At the same time Whitacre was cooperating with the Feds while playing the role of loyal company man, he had his own agenda he kept hidden from everyone around him—his wife, his lawyer, even the FBI agents who had come to trust him with the case they had put their careers on the line for. Whitacre became sucked into his own world of James Bond antics, imperiling the criminal case and creating a web of deceit that left the FBI and prosecutors uncertain where the lies stopped and the truth began. In this gripping account unfolds one of the most captivating and bizarre tales in the history of the FBI and corporate America. Meticulously researched and richly told by New York Times senior writer Kurt Eichenwald, The Informant re-creates the drama of the story, beginning with the secret recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the power struggles within ADM and its board—including the high-profile chairman Dwayne Andreas, F. Ross Johnson, and Brian Mulroney—to the big-gun Washington lawyers hired by ADM and on up through the ranks of the Justice Department to FBI Director Louis Freeh and Attorney General Janet Reno. A page-turning real-life thriller that features deadpan FBI agents, crooked executives, idealistic lawyers, and shady witnesses with an addiction to intrigue, The Informant tells an important and compelling story of power and betrayal in America.
Category: True Crime

Looting America

Author : Stephen M. Rosoff
ISBN : 0131121421
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book presents a vivid picture of pervasive corporate fraud. The authors, well-known authorities on criminology, argue that white collar crime is the most pernicious crime problem in America today, with financial, physical, and social costs dwarfing those of street crime. Looting America traces the historical roots of scandals infecting our economy today, with provocative information that will arouse righteous indignation."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Business & Economics

Writer S Northwest Handbook

Author : Dennis Stovall
ISBN : 0936085568
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Breaking The Big Story

Author : B. G. George
ISBN : UOM:39015061607787
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As A Watchdog Of Public Interest And The Voice Of The Small Man, It Is The Duty Of The Media To Uphold Democracy By Exposing What Those In Authority May Prefer To Gloss Over Or Hide. But In This Age Of Instant Communication And Twenty-Four-Hour Television, The Focus Is On Breaking The Story As It Happens, With Little Attempt To Interpret And Analyse. In This Context, When Everything Appears Big And Yet Superficial, Has The Big Story Become Defunct Or Is It More Important Than Ever Before? Breaking The Big Story Showcases Great Moments Of Indian Journalism, When Journalists Chose To Lead Rather Than Follow The Mob, To Investigate And Forewarn, To Expose Corruption At The Highest Level, To Intervene As Ghastly Events Unfolded In A Bid To Pre-Empt Them, To Cover Ethnic Strife In Foreign Lands, To Tear Away The Blinkers From The Eyes Of A Gullible Nation That Sought Refuge In Its Sporting Icons, To Pose As Arms Dealers And Investigate Dubious Aspects Of Defence Purchases, To Cover Communal Clashes And Point To A New Direction. In Short, To Break A Big Story. This Volume Brings Together Nine Essays On Major Stories Or Exposés By Their Authors In The Indian Print Or Electronic Media. Raajkumar Keswani Writes About His Attempts To Warn People Of The Looming Dangers Posed By Union Carbide In Bhopal And The Death Three Years Later Of Thousands Of People Following The Gas Leak. Sampad Mahapatra Questions The 100-Year-Old Definition Of Death By Starvation And Discovers That People Will Eat Anything To Keep Death At Bay. Sanjoy Hazarika, Teesta Setalvad And Muzamil Jaleel Relive The Horrors Perpetuated In The Name Of Ethnicity And Identity In Assam, Gujarat And Kashmir. Anita Pratap Recollects Similar Problems Across The Waters In Sri Lanka. Chitra Subramaniam Retraces The Trail Of Kickbacks In The Bofors-India Howitzer Deal To High Offices In The Country. Tarun Tejpal Goes A Step Further To Show That Corruption Cuts Across Party Hues. And Pradeep Magazine Writes About His Meeting With A Bookie And How The Subsequent Exposure Of Cricket Match-Fixing Did Not Really Come As A Surprise. The Nine Essays In This Collection, Written Long After The Big Stories Were First Published, Evoke A Range Of Emotions: Compassion, Shame, Horror, Outrage, Disgust. They Raise Issues Of Media And Governmental Responsibility And Document How Democracy And The Fourth Estate Have Matured In India.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kingship Law And Society

Author : Edward Powell
ISBN : UOM:39015015456547
Genre : Law
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This is the first work devoted to setting the legal system of the early 15th century in its social and political context. Rejecting the traditional view of late medieval England as chronically lawless and violent, Powell emphasizes instead the structural constraints on royal power to enforce the law, and the king's dependence on the cooperation of local society for keeping the peace.
Category: Law