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Facility Group pays Miss. $3.9M for beef plant boo-boos

Facility Group pays Miss. $3.9M for beef plant boo-boos
April 17, 2012 --

April 17, 2012 — A Smyrna construction firm whose top executives served time in connection with an illegal campaign donation in Mississippi settled a related $3.9 million damage claim Monday. The Facility Group paid the damages for defective construction of a Mississippi beef processing plant.

How Murdoch reporters’ bribes to British cops violate U.S. law

How Murdoch reporters’ bribes to British cops violate U.S. law
July 12, 2011 --

Imagine you’re a Fleet Street reporter at a British tabloid with a pocketful of cash. You meet a trusted source at a pub, a police officer who tells you about the royal family’s confidential schedule in exchange for a small gratuity. You hand over a few quid and rush off with a photographer to stake out a health club where Camilla Parker-Bowles is toning her abs. Guess what: If you work for Rupert Murdoch, you may have violated U.S. law.