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Criminal Justice

Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal Law

Last week’s admission by Sheldon Adelson’s casino company that it had “likely” violated provisions of the federal law barring U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials raises some intriguing questions. Chief among them: Which transactions are at issue?

The Anthrax Files

New Evidence Adds Doubt to FBI’s Case Against Anthrax Suspect

The FBI still insists it had the right man in Bruce Ivins, an Army biologist who committed suicide in 2008 before being charged with the mailings that killed five people. But an in-depth look by FRONTLINE, ProPublica and McClatchy found new evidence challenging the government’s claims that the case against Ivins is ironclad.

The Anthrax Files

Did Bruce Ivins Hide Attack Anthrax from the FBI?

FBI and Justice Department investigators say the Army microbiologist submitted a deceptive sample of anthrax to cover up his role as perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. But records found by FRONTLINE, McClatchy and ProPublica show Ivins made available three other samples of his spores, each of which matched those used in the letters.

The Anthrax Files

Was FBI’s Science Good Enough to ID Anthrax Killer?

Federal prosecutors say sound science connected U.S. Army scientist Bruce Ivins to the anthrax letter attacks in 2001. But a former FBI official involved in the case now says more research was needed to make the scientific evidence strong enough to be used in court.

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