The now-five-year old insider-trading beef against mercurial Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban isn't going away anytime soon. Chief Judge Sidney Fitzwater rejected Tuesday a motion to dismiss the federal case against him, which alleges Cuban dumped his stock in an Internet search engine after getting tip ... More >>
A new court order in the federal corruption probe into John Wiley Price tilts the case in the county commissioner's favor, maybe just a little, maybe quite a lot.
We all recall that in 2011 the FBI seized $229,590 from a safe in the Dallas County Commissioner's Oak Cliff home. Today's order by fed ... More >>
Nearly half a million dollars seized by the FBI during its investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price are headed for civil forfeiture proceedings over the protestations of Price and his top aide, Dapheny Fain.
Both say the thick stacks of $100 bills -- confiscated from a safe in P ... More >>
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Farmers Branch's voting system is depriving the Latino population of representation on the City Council. City leaders have 60 days to address the violation of federal voting law.
Farmers Branch's ethnic history has been troubled over the last six years or so. The ... More >>
Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge, formerly a criminal justice professor at UNT Dallas, filed a handwritten, pro se civil rights suit against the University of North Texas in 2010 for discrimination and retaliation after she didn't get picked for a few faculty positions, allegedly because she's black.
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In a 2010 lawsuit filed in federal court, Dr. Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge claimed the University of North Texas lobbed her application for a faculty position into the dustbin because she's black. And because they were retaliating against her for allegedly griping to the media.
In recompense, ... More >>
University of Notre DameBob Davie, then coach at Notre Dame, with a freshman Kurt Vollers back in '97 In April 2009, John Patrick Newton was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents for growing, storing and selling marijuana out of an apartment on N. MacArthur Boulevard inIrving. Said t ... More >>
Sam MertenIn July 2009, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint that Mark Cuban violated insider-trading laws when, in 2004, he sold off $750,000 in Mamma.com stock. Cuban, of course, poo-poohed the claim when originally brought by the SEC ... More >>
We're thinking the kiddos at Pinkston High School weren't having a tough time getting high last year. (The markers are streets where drug houses were located.)Tyrone Weatherall, the 35-year-old leader of the "West Side Gator Boys," pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to possess wi ... More >>
Back in July, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater told the Securities and Exchange Commission that, sorry, but its complaint against Mark Cuban was getting tossed. The SEC, of course, accused the Mavs owner of violating insider-trading laws in 2004 by selling off $750,000 in Mamma.com stock; Fit ... More >>
This morning, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint that Mark Cuban violated insider-trading laws in 2004, when he sold off $750,000 in Mamma.com stock. Why the heave-ho? You know what, just read the judge's opinion and order for yourself, ... More >>
In July 2008, federal authorities arrested a Carrollton man named Joseph Kelly Lara, whom the feds had accused of creating a phony name (Nick DeAngelis Mancuso) and a fake job (securities attorney and investment professional), which he then used to sell securities (including Google stock) he claimed ... More >>