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Jun 11, 2012

Testimony ends without Clemens taking stand

WASHINGTON — His large frame towering over the microphone, Roger Clemens leaned forward at the podium and declared to the judge in a deep voice with a Texas twang: “Yes sir, I am not testifying.” Minutes earlier, four prosecutors representing the U.S. government huddled at their table and then declared: No, they wouldn’t roll the […]

May 24, 2012

News Corp. lobbyist testifies on U.K. govt contacts

LONDON — A lobbyist for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. testified Thursday that he thought a U.K. government minister knew that one of his aides was providing Murdoch’s company with information on its bid to take over the British Sky Broadcasting satellite network. Lobbyist Fred Michel told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics that he knew […]

Dec 2, 2011

Ministers, co-workers testify in Schurick robocall case

Ministers, a firefighter and state officials who have worked with Paul Schurick for decades took the stand Friday to testify about the character of the former aide accused of trying to suppress the black vote during the 2010 Maryland gubernatorial election. Prosecutors say Schurick, a longtime aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, approved pre-recorded, automated […]

May 23, 2011

Accuser sits in on foreclosure hearing

Midway into Monday morning’s show cause hearing in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Special Master Elizabeth A. Ritter paused to ask if anyone in the gallery was a party to any of the foreclosure cases on the docket. Two men spoke up. The first was John Burson, managing partner of Shapiro & Burson LLP, the Virginia-based […]

May 11, 2011

Peace Corps insensitive to rapes, volunteers testify

WASHINGTON — It was an extraordinarily dramatic scene, even for Congress: Three Peace Corps volunteers raped while serving overseas, plus the mother of a fourth who was murdered in Benin, complaining to lawmakers about one of the government’s most revered agencies. Their theme was similar: The Peace Corps, which happens to be celebrating its 50th […]

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