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NATIONAL
January 16, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani and Alana Semuels
TRENTON, N.J. - A new investigative committee issued subpoenas Thursday for 17 individuals and 3 organizations as it launched a deeper look into the involvement of Gov. Chris Christie's administration in ordering closures that caused a massive September traffic jam on roads leading to the George Washington Bridge. The names on the list weren't immediately released, but they were expected to include Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, who weeks before the closures sent an email to a close ally of the governor on the Port Authority, the regional agency that controls the bridge.
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NEWS
December 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former President Ronald Reagan's attorneys asked a federal judge Wednesday to quash a subpoena demanding that he produce documents for the Iran-Contra trial of John M. Poindexter. The lawyers said the subpoena from the former national security adviser seeking documents on 67 different topics--including personal diaries--is "unreasonable and oppressive" and should be narrowed. Poindexter is seeking "notebooks, diary entries and . . .
NEWS
February 23, 1990 | Associated Press
Subpoenas were served on eight of Mayor Marion Barry's close friends Thursday as part of the investigation of alleged drug use by the mayor, law enforcement and city government sources said. The action came as Barry reportedly left a Florida rehabilitation center to start a second phase of his treatment for alcoholism. Barry, who had been a patient at the Hanley-Hazelden Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., since Jan.
NATIONAL
July 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that he was ready to go to court if the White House resisted congressional subpoenas for information on the firing of eight federal prosecutors. "If they don't cooperate, yes, I'd go that far," Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He had been asked whether he would seek a congressional vote on contempt citations if President Bush did not comply. That move would push the matter to court.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2011 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has subpoenaed Citigroup Inc. and its banking subsidiary, Citibank, ordering the two entities to answer questions regarding the selling and marketing of mortgage-backed securities in the Golden State, a person familiar with the investigation said. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity, would not further characterize the nature of the investigation. Spokespeople for the attorney general's office and Citi declined to comment.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard
Government officials have subpoenaed documents from 15 lenders whose Federal Housing Administration-backed loans have high default rates, including a failed Missouri bank that was owned by an Orange County financial firm. Many of the FHA-backed loans issued by the lenders went bad almost immediately, said Kenneth M. Donohue, inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes the FHA. At a news conference Tuesday, he called the action a review that was not yet an investigation.
SPORTS
March 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
A federal subpoena demands any city records of pawn shop deals with Fresno State basketball guard Chris Herren, the Fresno Bee reported Friday in a copyright story. The subpoena specifically asks for records of any transactions between Herren and United Loan and Jewelry of Fresno. Herren, the leading scorer for the Bulldogs during a 20-12 season, denied pawning any items or buying anything from United Loan or its owner, Dan Jelladian. "I'm not worried about [the subpoena]," Herren said Thursday.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A top Senate Democrat threatened to hold members of the Bush administration in contempt for not producing subpoenaed information about the legal justification for President Bush's secretive eavesdropping program. "When the Senate comes back in the session, I'll bring it up before the committee," said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I prefer cooperation to contempt.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1998 | Reuters
A federal judge narrowed the scope of a subpoena that Microsoft Corp. had issued to Oracle Corp. as part of its defense against the Justice Department's antitrust suit. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered that Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle provide rival Microsoft, the world's leading software company, with internal documents that provide information about agreements it had entered into with a group of other high-tech companies.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland, beset by corruption allegations within his administration, received a federal subpoena for all documents relating to improvements at his summer cottage, personal investments, tax returns and all gifts, Associated Press reported.
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