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Former Spokane blood bank foundation leader files whistleblower complaint - Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is wanted man - Nirav Modi Seeks Asylum in the UK, Cites ‘Security Reasons’ - And More
1/11/2019 1:54:17 PM



Former Spokane blood bank foundation leader files whistleblower complaint

On Jan. 8, The Spokesman-Review reported, “The former executive director of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest filed a whistleblower complaint alleging she was fired for opposing a deal that could benefit board members while reducing grants supporting the local community.”


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Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is wanted man

On Jan. 6, The Associated Press reported, “The man whose complaints helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor is a wanted man in Columbus after missing a court date that he said he thought was postponed. A warrant was issued for Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, after he didn't show up Friday in Franklin County Municipal Court. He is charged with telecommunications harassment of a university-affiliated administrator who criticized him. DiSabato contends he's the one being harassed.”


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Nirav Modi Seeks Asylum in the UK, Cites ‘Security Reasons’

On Jan. 5, The Quint reported, “Diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud amounting to thousands of crores, is reportedly seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. It was in June last year that Indian authorities had first sought help in tracing the whereabouts of Modi, who along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, are wanted for their roles in the Punjab National Bank fraud case. The Ministry of External Affairs was informed last week that Modi was living in the UK.”


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The U.S.’s Star Witness in the Qualcomm Antitrust Suit: China's Huawei

On Jan. 5, Bloomberg reported, “Two of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s biggest witnesses in the opening day of its trial against Qualcomm Inc. for allegedly harming competition for smartphone components were Chinese companies. That’s not surprising: the Asian country is the largest smartphone maker and most of the world’s biggest makers of those devices are based there. But their role today does show just how much has changed since the FTC originally brought its case in January 2017.”


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Despite Supreme Court, Chile’s Antitrust Orders Banks to Keep Crypto Accounts

On Jan. 4, reported, “Chile’s Court of Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) rejected banks’ request on Wednesday to vacate its injunction that forced them to keep accounts of crypto exchanges open. … Cryptocurrency exchanges filed a lawsuit with the TDLC against 10 major banks in Chile last year, accusing them of abusing their dominant position after they unilaterally decided to close their accounts.”


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From Fashion Textiles to Money Laundering

On Jan. 4, Global Trade Magazine reported, “The owners of Los Angeles-based import and export textiles company, Pacific Eurotex, were sentenced to federal prison time and hefty liabilities on December 18, 2018 for their involvement with laundering money related to international drug cartels, according to a release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”


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