Arizona Litigation | US Law

Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of Phoenix is accused of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bankruptcy-related offenses, including concealing assets and falsifying records, according to…

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Obama Threatens to Veto Laws Passed that Require Him to Follow the Law

Washington Examiner:  “President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it ‘violates the separation of powers’ by encroaching on his presidential authority.  ‘[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President…

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Unprosecuted Felonies: Wind Farms Killed 67+ Eagles in Last Five Years

Fox News:  “Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists” A federal law called the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act provides for the protection of the bald eagle and…

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President Obama on President’s Authority to Take Unilateral Military Action

In 2007 former constitutional law professor Barack Obama answered a question about the President’s authority to unilaterally cause the U.S. to take military action. Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear…

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Feds Raid & Shut Down 16 Dannys Family Car Wash Locations

Arizona Republic:  “A two-year federal investigation into Danny’s Family Car Wash involving alleged immigration fraud, identity theft and financial violations came to a head Saturday with raids on 16 locations in the Valley. Amber Cargile, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, said special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations started executing federal search warrants…

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US Attorney General Orders Department of Justice to Ignore US Law Again

Pittsburgh Post Gazette:  “On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, a liberal in a hurry, ordered all U.S. attorneys to simply stop charging nonviolent, non-gang-related drug defendants with crimes that, while fitting the offense, carry mandatory sentences. Find some lesser, non-triggering charge. How might you do that? Withhold evidence — e.g., about the amount of dope…

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White House’s ObamaCare Delay Confirms Law Is A Mess

Investors Business Daily:  “Confirming again that its reform is a disaster, the White House has stopped yet another provision of the law before it can take effect. This time it’s caps placed on patients’ out-of-pocket expenses. . . . So, like a monarch who exercises absolute power, the administration, which has no constitutional authority to…

Arizona Litigation | US Law

DOJ & Arizona Sue to Block Merger of US Airways & American Airlines

Courthouse News:  “The $11 billion planned merger of US Airways and American Airlines would likely mean higher ticket prices, fewer seats and more fees for passengers, the Justice Department and six states claim Tuesday in a federal antitrust action.  In the lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department and the attorneys general of six…

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FBI Conspires with Informats to Commit 5,638 Crimes in 2011

USA Today:  “The FBI gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly disclosed documents . . . . Agents authorized 15 crimes a day, on average, including everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials and plotting robberies.” The days when…