Guilty pleas in Coca-Cola trade secrets case

Two of the three people accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from Coca-Cola and sell them to rival Pepsi pleaded guilty on Monday to one federal charge of conspiracy. The attorney for the third accused conspirator, Joya Williams, says she will not plead guilty. Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney each face up to 10 … Read more Guilty pleas in Coca-Cola trade secrets case

Jeffrey Skilling Gets a Long Prison Sentence

Today a federal judge sentenced former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling to 24 years and 4 months in prison for his conviction on federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading. Skilling, 52, was also fined over $18 million for his crimes. He was denied bond while waiting to report to prison, and instead is on … Read more Jeffrey Skilling Gets a Long Prison Sentence

MassMutual appeals ruling on firing of CEO Robert O’Connell

An arbitrator ruled that Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. fired its chief executive officer, Robert J. O’Connell, without cause. MassMutual’s board of directors fired him last year after alleging that he improperly increased the value of a retirement account by tens of millions of dollars. The arbitration panel ruled that MassMutual didn’t follow the dismissal … Read more MassMutual appeals ruling on firing of CEO Robert O’Connell

Scam Busting: Speaking out against Amway

Eric Scheibeler was once a highly successful IBO (independent business owner) with Amway. He reached the “Founder’s Emerald” status, which represented the top 1/25th of 1% of the IBO’s. After developing his pyramid for almost ten years, Eric discovered documentation that revealed the fraud behind the company.

Eric thought the fraud was just at the Kingpin level of the organization, to which he had worked so hard to elevate himself. He reported his findings directly to Amway’s President, Dick Devos. Eric thought that DeVos would take action against the distributors who were defrauding so many below them.

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10 reasons to recall Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee/Jackson

ViAnna Jordan, the woman behind the effort to recall Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee (Jackson) has put together a website on the issue. Ms. Jordan launched the recall drive this week, and has already been getting positive press. From Ms. Jordan’s website, 10 reasons why Michael McGee (Jackson) should be recalled: Has become an embarrassment to … Read more 10 reasons to recall Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee/Jackson

More Officers Charged in the Frank Jude Beating Case

Six current and former Milwaukee police officers have been charged with federal crimes related to the Frank Jude Jr. beating incident that occured almost two years ago. A total of 8 officers have now been charged by the U.S. Attorney, and 3 have agreed to plead guilty.

Thursday’s indictments included Jon Bartlett, Daniel Masarik and Andrew Spengler, the three officers who were unsuccessfulliy tried in Milwaukee County Court. Additionally, Ryan Packard and Ryan Lemke have been charged. The felonies charged by the U.S. Attorney include conspiracy to violate the civili rights of Frank Jude and his friend, Lovell Harris. Joseph Stromei was charged with obstruction of justice for lying to investigators, and he has agreed to plead guilty.

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A Drive to Recall Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee (Jackson) Has Started

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a drive to recall alderman Michael McGee/Jackson has begun. The group organizing the recall is named “Friends to Recall Ald. Michael McGee Jr./Jackson”, and is led by ViAnna Jordan. The papers were file on October 3, and the group has 60 days from that date to gather 1,620 signatures … Read more A Drive to Recall Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee (Jackson) Has Started