November 22, 1993 |
Embattled Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) was on the verge of resigning from the Senate on Friday but changed his mind after he received a Justice Department subpoena for his personal diaries, the Senate's top two Republicans said Sunday. Packwood, accused of making unwanted sexual advances and already fighting a Senate subpoena for his private memoirs, decided to remain in the Senate to have a better forum to defend himself, according to Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.
September 16, 1989 |
A House subcommittee agreed Friday to seek a subpoena for the testimony of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. after he failed to show up for a long-scheduled appearance in the congressional inquiry into abuses at HUD during his tenure. "While he may run, he may not hide," said Rep.
June 20, 1987 |
Members of the congressional committees investigating the Iran- contra scandal are growing "angrier and angrier" at former White House aide Oliver L. North for his refusal to testify in private before the panels and could begin criminal contempt proceedings against North as early as next week, sources close to the panels said Friday.
June 10, 2008 |
Missouri's attorney general subpoenaed TiVo Inc. in April for information related to the company's rebate program. The maker of set-top boxes that let users fast-forward through commercials is cooperating with the probe, the Alviso, Calif., company said in a regulatory filing. Atty. Gen. Jay Nixon is investigating whether the company was involved in unlawful merchandising practices with its rebates. "We are not aware that we're doing anything wrong," said Matt Zinn, TiVo's general counsel.
December 12, 2008 |
Tribune Co. acknowledged Thursday that it had been subpoenaed in the federal criminal case against Illinois' governor, Democrat Rod R. Blagojevich, and sources confirmed that the FBI had interviewed a close associate of company Chairman Sam Zell. The associate, Nils Larsen, is the financial advisor who allegedly was asked to help get Chicago Tribune editorial writers fired. (None were fired.) Larsen, a Tribune Co.
August 30, 2006 |
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. said Tuesday that it received a subpoena from the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York requesting documents on its stock option practices. Barnes & Noble is one of more than 80 companies that say they are being investigated in a quickly spreading scandal over stock options. The operator of the bookstore chain said it received the subpoena Friday, making the statement in a brief regulatory filing.
November 5, 2005 |
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) has been subpoenaed to provide documents and testimony in the government's investigation of indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a Ney spokesman said Friday. Spokesman Brian Walsh said the Justice Department had requested documents. It was later announced in the House that Ney had been served with a grand jury subpoena, issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
February 26, 2004 |
Sempra Energy, owner of the largest U.S. natural-gas distributor, received a subpoena in January from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the price of the fuel. The inquiry is part of a broader investigation into a surge in gas prices last year, the San Diego-based utility owner said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The CFTC announced in January that it was reviewing late November and early December gas trades.
February 25, 1998 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr signaled Tuesday that he will prosecute White House officials if he believes they have spread false information about his staff--escalating to frenetic proportions his confrontation with President Clinton and his aides. In an extraordinary day of rhetorical combat, Starr summoned to a federal court Sidney Blumenthal, a senior Clinton aide who has helped map the White House political assaults on Starr.
January 3, 2003 |
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the nation's second-largest for-profit hospital chain, said late Thursday that it received a subpoena from the Justice Department demanding information on certain Medicare payments. The Santa Barbara-based company, which previously disclosed that it is being audited by the agency that runs the Medicare program, said the subpoena calls for documents from Tenet and 19 of its hospitals, 15 of them in California. The company runs 114 hospitals nationwide.