Mac Aviation Group charged with sending helicopter engines and other parts to Iran.
Shahien joined CIR in 2008 and covers the federal judiciary. His work at CIR has been published by Truthdig, California Lawyer magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. Previously, he worked as a researcher for ESPN and as a reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Providence Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Iranian Businessman Charged in Weapons Scheme
A Rolls-Royce helicopter engine, similar to those Khoshnevisrad allegedly attempted to smuggle into Iran. Photo © Rolls-Royce plc 2009 SOURCE DOCUMENTS: • Download the affidavit filed by a Department of Commerce special agent and the resulting criminal complaint. A Tehran businessman who allegedly helped run a major weapons-smuggling ring for Iran was charged yesterday with […]
Federal judge awards $1.4M in attorneys’ fees to Taser plaintiffs
Judge said attorneys have provided “a significant benefit to the public.”
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New report links at least 50 deaths to Taser
Coroners cite stun guns as a factor in deaths; Taser stock price still on the rise.
New report finds Taser shocks stronger than company claims possible
CBC/Radio-Canada probe contradicts Taser’s position that shocks cannot kill.
Gannett Papers Shocked by Taser’s Claims
Taser International Inc., the world’s largest stun-gun manufacturer, allegedly made false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning an agreement with two of the nation’s largest newspapers, according to the newspapers’ representatives and documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The statements stem from the 2006 settlement of Taser’s libel suit against Gannett […]
A jury determined that Taser International knew or should have known that “prolonged exposure” to its stun gun could lead to cardiac arrest.
Charity Floods Swing States With Anti-Islam DVD
An obscure nonprofit has flooded campaign battleground states with an inflammatory DVD on radical Islam. Critics say the charity is trying to influence the presidential race. NPR and CIR investigate who is behind it. >> Listen to the story on NPR.org.
CPI reports pharmaceuticals are the largest lobby on Capitol Hill.
Billions lost in Iraq could be “the largest war profiteering in history”
The BBC reports that $23 billion may be lost, stolen, or unaccounted for in Iraq.