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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Friday, January 14, 2011

ASARCO "The Department of Justice owes the public an explanation"

"However, a powerful Senator did not hesitate to comment on the matter. “The Department of Justice owes the public an explanation for why there have been no criminal prosecutions despite the SEC openly making accusations of a witness being bought off,” Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa told POGO. Grassley is slated to be the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the DOJ." [12-10 quote regarding " major case involving Pequot Capital Management, once the world’s largest hedge fund, and alleged insider trading in shares of Microsoft"]
http://www.truth-out.org/sec-describes-possible-criminal-activity-unprosecuted-hedge-fund-case66233

And, why has the DOJ not held the DOJ BANKRUPTCY Trustee for the ASARCO case accountable for failing to make the Asarco Bankruptcy court(s) consider the secret-illegal hazardous wastes that the DOJ and EPA discovered were incinerated for nearly ten years by Asarco in at least two smelters?!

How many "Confidential for settlement purposes only" documents are out there between the EPA and DOJ like the 1998 "confidential for settlement purposes only [72 pp] DOJ-EPA Asarco document" ?  How much information is being kept "secret" from affected-communities via these "confidential settlements" ?   Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Reyes said that Asarco paid MILLIONS on the condition that the details of what it had done would NEVER BECOME PUBLIC.