Category Archives: Profiteering

A Military Camera Said ‘Made in U.S.A.’ The Screen Was in Chinese. – The New York Times

The scheme’s mastermind, prosecutors said, was Mr. Cabasso, the 61-year-old owner of Aventura and a resident of Northport. In a memo seeking to detain Mr. Cabasso in custody until trial, prosecutors portrayed him as a serial con man with a long criminal history. Since 1982, prosecutors said, he had been convicted of jury tampering, grand larceny and other crimes. He had deep business relationships in China and used a network of shell companies to launder the millions of dollars he made, the prosecution memo said. Mr. Cabasso was also accused of making false representations that his wife was Aventura’s chief executive so that the company could obtain government contracts set aside specifically for small businesses owned by women.

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Battle, Splitting the Industry – The New York Times – Screw General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants – Go Ford and Honda!

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration on Monday in an escalating battle with California over fuel economy standards for automobiles.

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the U.S. Border to Donate Blood Plasma — ProPublica

Companies offer high payments and bring-a-friend bonuses to Mexicans who cross the border on temporary visas to donate blood plasma. The U.S. offers weaker health protections for donors than most countries.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/pharmaceutical-companies-are-luring-mexicans-across-the-u.s.-border-to-donate-blood-plasma

This is done in every city in USA – poor people and addicts line up fail to sell themselves and billions are made off of the millions paid out!

Did Rudy Giuliani Nullify His Attorney-Client Protections? — ProPublica

legal experts say Giuliani’s apparent hopes of invoking the privilege to avoid providing documents or testifying may be undercut by his own words — specifically, his habit of announcing in public that he is operating in a nonlegal capacity in his international trips. Those trips are of significant interest to congressional investigators. Communications between President Donald Trump and his lawyer aren’t privileged if their substance falls outside the attorney-client relationship. Take a recent conversation Giuliani had with a reporter for The Atlantic about his attempts to enlist officials in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, to investigate matters that could benefit the president politically. “I’m not acting as a lawyer,” he told the reporter. “I’m acting as someone who has devoted most of his life to straightening out government.”

Source: Did Rudy Giuliani Nullify His Attorney-Client Protections? — ProPublica