WASHINGTON - A top Internal Revenue Service official invoked the 5th Amendment and declined to testify Wednesday before a House committee investigating the agency’s mishandling of applications. She testifies that she did nothing wrong and has not broken any laws. Lois Lerner, director of the IRS’ exempt organizations unit is the one who testifies against the 5th amendment. She refuses to answer any questions because she doesn't have to.
Most of us who love this country and choose to live in it, would like to think (or is it dream?) that talent and hard work, may, among other rewards, also bring wealth. People think that he should not build on the mountain top. Merv Griffin's wealth is "sicking" And he should not use it to get what he whats.
In a public relations embarrassment for the tobacco industry that could reverberate to Washington, jurors in Minnesota's big tobacco trial Friday began viewing a videotaped deposition. The vice president of the company refused to any questions despite pressure from Dr. Phillip. Philip Morris was a major figure during the firm's transformation from a second-tier cigarette maker with a modest market share, into the biggest tobacco company in the world. Under the tobacco settlement, announced last June by cigarette makers, private anti-tobacco lawyers and state attorneys general, the industry would make unprecedented public health concessions in exchange for protection from the most threatening types of lawsuits--class actions.
Five former Blackwater security guards are free today despite evidence that they killed or wounded more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisoor Square on a September morning in 2007. They are repeated, day in and day out, by law enforcement agencies in this region and across the United States.Yet the Los Angeles Police Department, along with many other agencies, regularly puts itself in the same difficult position. Internal affairs investigators who roll out to scenes where police may have committed crimes first ask the officers to give voluntary statements, only to have the officers routinely refuse on the advice of their union.