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Archive for September 18th, 2008

Feds Investigate Hacking Of Palin’s Email

Was is it politics or just plain shananigans? The U.S. Secret Service and FBI want to get to the bottom of the email caper and find out who hacked Sarah Palin’s account.

Gov. Palin/state photo

Gov. Palin/state photo

By LISA DEMER
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE – A hacker broke into the Yahoo e-mail account that vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uses for official business as Alaska’s governor as well as for personal communications.
The intrusion, which apparently began early Tuesday morning, alarmed the McCain-Palin campaign, though Internet security experts and Palin critics weren’t surprised that her Yahoo account on the Web was vulnerable.
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Grand Jury Indicts Suppliers Of Materials In Iraq

Federal authorities in Miami say a number of foreigners and overseas businesses found a way to make money off the Iraq war by selling electronic parts that were used to kill American solidiers.

BY JAY WEAVER
Miami Herald
MIAMI – Sixteen foreigners and overseas businesses were charged in Miami on Wednesday with illegally supplying U.S.-made electronic parts to Iran for producing explosives to kill American soldiers fighting in the Iraq War, federal authorities said.
The computer chips and other high-tech goods — made in South Florida and other regions of the country — were used by Iranian-controlled companies to make roadside bombs, federal officials said.
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Ex-Hitman Testifies Against Former FBI Agent

ex-FBI agent Connolly/wbztv

ex-FBI agent Connolly/wbztv

Prosecutors continued to parade a cast of characters to the stand in the murder trial of ex-FBI agent John Connolly. Prosecutors have accused Connolly of acting like one of the members of the Whitey Bulger gang in Boston.

DAVID OVALLE
Miami Herald
MIAMI – John Martorano, 67 years old and jowly, crossed his hands and described his work, shrugging matter-of-factly.
”Richie started counting money. I went down, got a gun and came down and shot him,” Martorano said in court Wednesday, recalling his murder of a snitch named Richard Castucci.
Then, another killing. ”Pistol. Carbine. Machine gun. I think some [fake] beards and a car-stealing kit,” he said, describing a ”murder kit” he was sent before shooting millionaire Roger Wheeler between the eyes.
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