Posts Tagged “Peoria”

Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

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Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse David Boim and Rachel Corrie were born only months apart, but their cases couldn’t be more distinct when it comes to the issues of justice, fairness and righteousness. Boim, a 17 year old with dual American and Israeli citizenship, was killed by Hamas militants in 1996 as he…

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07-09-09 Biased Peoria judge should resign in Jeff Mazon case

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Peoria Judge who rejected Mazon plea deal should resign By Ray Hanania — I covered both trials of Jeff Mazon, the man accused of allegedly taking a “bribe” in exchange for allegedly increasing a contract payment to a Kuwaiti firm that providing material support for our troops in Iraq. In both trials, the jury deadlocked on…

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HANANIA: Jury in controversial Iraq War contracts case deadlocks, second time, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-20-08

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Jury in controversial Iraq War contracts case deadlocks, second time By Ray Hanania  — For the second straight time, jurors deadlocked in the Federal prosecution of a former Halliburton contract manager accused of inflating a price in exchange for an alleged bribe. The deadlock only confirmed what defense attorneys had argued in defending Jeff Mazon, the southwest…

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HANANIA: Judge’s actions overshadown already troubled Iraq war contracts case, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-19-08

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Judge’s actions overshadow already troubled Iraq war contracts case By Ray Hanania — Jurors in the controversial Halliburton corruption case playing out in a Federal Courtroom in Peoria complained to U.S. District Court Judge Joe Billy McDade last week they were “deadlocked” following their first full day of deliberations in the three-week long trial. The…

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HANANIA: NEWS: Halliburton corruption case goes to the jury, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-16-08

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Halliburton corruption case goes to the jury By Ray Hanania — (Peoria, Il., Thurs. 10-16-08) – The controversial prosecution of a Chicago area man accused of taking a bribe while managing contracts for Halliburton in Kuwait during the start of the Iraq War was turned over to a Federal Jury Wednesday following three weeks of testimony….

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HANANIA: Evidence takes back seat in Jeff Mazon prosecution, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-06-08

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Evidence takes back seat in Jeff Mazon prosecution By Ray Hanania  — Southwest Chicago suburbanite Jeff Mazon is sitting in a Peoria Federal court room again this week because an Excel spreadsheet used to calculate the conversion of Kuwait Dinars into U.S. Dollars to pay an Iraq war related contract was, as the defense admits,…

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HANANIA: Judge in Halliburton contract corruption trial clashes with defense, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 9-30-08

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Judge in Halliburton contract corruption trial clashes with defense By Ray Hanania — (DATELINE Peoria, Il, Sept. 30, 2008) — The judge in the controversial trial of Jeff Mazon, a former Halliburton procurement officer accused of intentionally inflating a contract payment in exchange for a bribe, acknowledged his rulings have caused “some tensions.” In the…

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