May 16, 2012 |
In summer 2009, Thomas Fenady was recruited for a secret mission called Project Icebreaker. Fenady, who maintains the computer systems for a major corporation, was instructed to hack into the email accounts of two employees and "dig up dirt" but "don't get caught doing it," even though the directive came from the highest levels of the company. The narrative reads as if it came straight out of a spy novel or a movie script. But it is a court document for a case involving Activision Blizzard Inc. and its multibillion-dollar Call of Duty military shooter franchise.
September 2, 2013 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil --New documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden allege that Washington spied on the presidents of Mexico and Brazil, further complicating relations weeks before Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's state visit to the United States. After journalist Glenn Greenwald made the revelations on Brazil's popular Globo TV network Sunday night, Rousseff called an emergency meeting with advisors and her government summoned U.S. Ambassador Thomas Shannon to explain the new allegations, which came after earlier reports of spying led Brazil to demand answers from a visiting Secretary of State John F. Kerry last month.
April 4, 2010 |
Question: Our covenants, conditions and restrictions state that our association has a pool available for year-round use by all owners. Our pool has been in and out of commission over the last four years and has not been functioning at all since at least December. The board claims to have entered into a contract of more than $11,000 to have the pool repaired but won't let owners see the contract. We also are having problems accessing association documents. If I request to see association-related documents, including the pool contract, under the Freedom of Information Act or California Public Records Act, is the board then required to show them to me and can I make a copy of them?
April 14, 2010 |
Is Anat Kam an Israeli hero or a traitor? She is accused of secretly copying more than 2,000 military documents, many of them classified, while serving mandatory duty as a soldier from 2005 to 2007, and then releasing some to the press. One document appeared to show that the Israeli army tried to circumvent court orders meant to rein in its use of targeted killings. Supporters say the 23-year-old Kam, who is on trial at Tel Aviv District Court, acted according to her conscience.
February 2, 2010 |
As Toyota Motor Corp. scrambles to contain its sudden-acceleration crisis, another potential blow to the automaker's credibility is lurking in the form of a former Toyota attorney who is accusing the automaker in federal court of concealing safety issues from the public. A ruling expected soon in the suit could make public thousands of internal Toyota documents that show the company conspired to hide evidence in court, according to Dimitrios Biller, who defended Toyota in product liability cases until 2007.
April 25, 2011 |
Most of those remaining at the Guantanamo Bay military prison are considered "high-risk" detainees who if released would pose grave threats to the U.S. and its allies, as did a third of those set free earlier, according to thousands of pages of classified documents being made public by WikiLeaks. Release of the more than 700 separate documents dealing with the prison, opened under the George W. Bush administration to house detainees in the war on terrorism, drew a sharp rebuke Sunday evening from the White House, which said the documents were obtained illegally.
April 27, 2012 |
Less than a year before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Bros. plunged the global economy into a terrifying free fall, the Wall Street firm awarded nearly $700 million to 50 of its highest-paid employees, according to internal documents reviewed by The Times . The documents, which were among the millions of pages submitted in Lehman's bankruptcy, show the list of top earners each were pledged $8 million to $51 million in cash, stock and other compensation....
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May 25, 2010 |
The California State University sought dismissal Monday of a lawsuit seeking documents related to a campus fundraising appearance by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, arguing that it has already released more than 3,000 records about the controversial event. The request was in response to a lawsuit filed last month against Cal State Stanislaus and its private foundation by the nonprofit government watchdog group Californians Aware. The lawsuit alleges that campus officials who are state employees are violating the California Public Records Act by withholding documents related to Palin's June 25 appearance at the university's 50th anniversary gala.
July 9, 1998 |
A document dealer who admitted forging papers to make it appear as if President Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe was indicted in New York City on mail and wire fraud charges. Lawrence Cusack III, 47, of Fairfield, Conn., was accused of cheating investors of up to $7 million. Prosecutors say he sold ownership shares of letters and notes purportedly written by Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Monroe.
March 13, 2008 |
A congressional committee Wednesday asked for a trove of documents from the Federal Communications Commission as part of an ongoing investigation of the agency. The letter requests e-mails, memoranda, handwritten notes, meeting schedules and other records relating to a long list of agency activities dating back to January 2005. Investigators are seeking documents pertaining to the delay of commission meetings, details surrounding the preparation of various agency reports and guidelines on agency communications "including any limitations or restrictions imposed upon FCC employees' ability to communicate with each other concerning official agency business."