Senate Panel OKs Fardon Nomination For U.S. Attorney « CBS …

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS) CHICAGO (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted unanimously to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago. Zachary Fardon’s nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday’s approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote. The 46-year-ol

This Was A Prototype Model Created For Phoenix Wright In Ace …

By Ishaan . September 26, 2013 . 10:30am In a developer blog post, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies art director Takuro Fuse explains how the game’s 3D character models were created. Above is a look at a prototype model created for Dual Destinies’ Phoenix Wright. Fuse writes: As cringe-worthy as this may be now, we wouldn’t have the in-game models we have today if it wasn’t for this initial prototype. With the help of everyon

NY attorney general's office tries to trim the astroturf | All Over Albany

From the state attorney general’s office: Posing as the owner of a yogurt shop in Brooklyn, representatives from Attorney General Schneiderman’s office called the leading SEO companies in New York to request assistance in combating negative reviews on consumer-review websites. During these calls, representatives from some of these companies offered to write fake reviews of the yogurt shop and post them on cons

Washington County district attorney says dismissal of ethics charges …

The state bar has dropped ethics charges against Washington County’s district attorney and a defense lawyer accused of pushing to confine a mentally ill murder suspect, even though there was no legal basis to do so. The Oregon State Bar rescinded the charges against District Attorney Bob Hermann and Robert Axford, said Kateri Walsh,  a state bar spokeswoman. The allegations stemmed from an October 2011 court order t

NY Attorney General Settles With 19 Companies In Fake Review …

Little by little, the fake online review industry is cracking. Today, the New York Attorney General’s office announced a settlement with 19 companies that agreed to stop writing fake online reviews. They’ll also pay more than $350,000 in fines. The announcement marks the end of a year-long investigation that the AG’s office called “Operation Clean Turf.” The full list of 19 companies is available in the attorney general’s

Oregon State Bar drops charges against Washington County district …

The Oregon State Bar has dropped charges of unethical conduct against the Washington County district attorney and a defense attorney. District Attorney Bob Hermann and defense attorney Robert Axford faced accusations of proposing a court order that sent a mentally ill man to the state hospital illegally. The allegations stemmed from an October 2011 court order titled a “mental illness magistrate hold,” which w

NY attorney general Schneiderman takes on 'astroturfed' online …

By The Christian Science MonitorTuesday, September 24, 2013 18:10 EDT Best yogurt ever! Fake online reviews targeted by N.Y. attorney general. (via The Christian Science Monitor) Those with a discerning ear for huckster-speak may have always suspected that some of the gushing praise for online products was probably posted by company partisans. It’s an online technique sometimes called “astroturfing,” or laying down fake…

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Targets Astroturfing: Fake …

We truly hate to be the ones to tell you this, but sometimes people say stuff on the Internet that is … not true. Take a moment to collect yourselves. Case in point: 19 companies were scolded and fined yesterday by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for so-called Astroturfing: the practice of posting fake reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, and CitySearch. According to the AG, the companies hire

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies dated for October …

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, the fifth game in the main series of Ace Attorney titles, is slated for released on 24th October, publisher Capcom has announced. Being an eShop only offering on 3DS, Dual Destinies is a budget priced affair, ringing in at €24.99 / $29.99. Capcom also unveiled how longtime Phoenix Wright fan-favourite sidekick Pearl Fey looks in her more grown up teenage form. Last we s

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand …

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions. “Public corruption, based on all evidence, appears rampant,” Bharara told the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption