FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Why the criminal case against Rich Koerber was dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58344681-82/koerber-case-government-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58344681-82/koerber-case-government-judge.html.csp">Op-ed: Why the criminal case against Rich Koerber was dismissed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marcus R. Mumford</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:08:17.07-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several days ago, The Salt Lake Tribune raised questions about the federal court’s dismissal of the criminal case against businessman Rick Koerber. I’ve represented Koerber in that matter for almost five years. The record – 472 entries on the court docket – reveals some of the answers the newspaper is looking for. In May 2009, when Koerber was first indicted, Utah Commerce Director Francine Giani and federal prosecutors held a press conference to congratulate themselves for pursuing the case “...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344681@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:08:17 MDT Letter: Bishop’s recreation fee plan is just a tax http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353031-82/bishop-lands-public-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353031-82/bishop-lands-public-increase.html.csp">Letter: Bishop’s recreation fee plan is just a tax</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:13:03.789-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has introduced HB 5204 to Congress. Rob Bishop is a longtime member of the party of “small government and low taxes.” Bishop essentially wants to increase fees (not a tax) on users of public lands: “To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes.” Those are fancy...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:03 MDT EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353050-68/staff-agency-epa-needs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353050-68/staff-agency-epa-needs.html.csp">EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:26:41.718-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Environmental Protection Agency’s staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent. In its final recommendation in a 597-page report, the agency staff agrees with EPA’s outside scientific advisers that the 6-year-old standard for how much smog is allowed needs to be stricter. Since 2008 the standard allows up to 75 parts of ozone per billion parts of air. The staff report recommends between 60 and 70 parts per billion. The rep...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583530502014-08-29T17:26:41.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T17:26:41.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353050@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:26:41 MDT Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp">Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butner, N.C. • A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner. The cause of death was not released. He was 77. Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517452014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:02 MDT Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp">Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.566-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wake up, Utah. As the Republican Party moves ever farther to the right, it is becoming less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Most residents of Utah are much more centrist-leaning than the dogma of the fringe right. Why do we keep electing such radical representatives? Certainly one reason is because of the low voter turnout and the feeling that one vote really doesn’t matter. An example of one extreme view of our elected officials is this nonsense of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347916@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp">Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARC LEVY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HOPE YEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harrisburg, Pa. • A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration and the federal agency agreed to a plan that lets private insurers administer Medicaid-funded coverage that adheres to Medicaid’s existing rules. The plan vastl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487172014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:49 MDT Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp">Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELINDA DESLATTE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 07:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign. Jindal’s lawsuit accuses the Department of Education of illegally manipulating federal money and regulations to force states to adopt Common Core by dangling $4.3 billion in gran...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583446902014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344690@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:02:02 MDT Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp">Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.446-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the National Parks Service celebrates its 98th birthday, Rob Bishop, U. S. House of Representatives District 1, has introduced the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 5204) to charge access fees for our national forests and other federal public lands. Yes, fees in addition to the taxes already paid. Imagine a fee to hike, ride your horse, snowmobile, ride an ATV or picnic. A fee to use the now free shuttle buses at Zion and Bryce national parks, or stop at a vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343133@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Salt Lake City man sent to prison on fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340299-78/johnson-prison-conviction-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340299-78/johnson-prison-conviction-federal.html.csp">Salt Lake City man sent to prison on fraud charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T09:14:07.92-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Jamis Johnson to five months in prison on his conviction of 27 fraud-related charges after crediting him with the nearly four years he’s spent in state prison on a separate conviction. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said the Salt Lake City man, convicted by a federal court jury in 2011 after a nine-day trial, has been incarcerated in the Utah State Prison for 43 months for violation of parole from the earlier conviction. He was given credit for that time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340299@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:14:07 MDT Letter: Mike Lee should do his own job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326673-82/lee-congress-federal-sen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326673-82/lee-congress-federal-sen.html.csp">Letter: Mike Lee should do his own job</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.672-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was deeply disappointed in Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s newest idea – to have Congress become more involved in federal agencies (“Utah Senator Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules,” August 22, 2014). Sen. Lee has been a highly visible, vocal and extremely partisan member of a Congress that has been unable to pass a budget, to effectively deal with ongoing humanitarian crises (such as immigration), to approve many qualified candidates lawfully appointed by President Obama, and to m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp">Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand: ——— — ARKANSAS: A state judg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399912014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339991@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:50 MDT Counihan named chief executive of HealthCare.gov http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339076-79/counihan-health-federal-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339076-79/counihan-health-federal-gov.html.csp">Counihan named chief executive of HealthCare.gov</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:23:01.699-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Kevin Counihan leads Access Health CT, a health insurance marketplace seen as a national model. As CEO of the federal exchange, Counihan’s challenge will be far bigger. Connecticut enrolled about 80,000 people, while more than 5 million signed up in the 36 states served by the federal marketplace. Insurance exchanges ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390762014-08-26T12:23:01.699-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:23:01.699-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339076@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:23:01 MDT Poll: Utahns oppose Common Core but don’t know what it is http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335522-78/standards-core-poll-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335522-78/standards-core-poll-state.html.csp">Poll: Utahns oppose Common Core but don’t know what it is</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T08:59:20.497-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More Utahns oppose than support new Common Core academic standards — but many also don’t understand them, according to the results of a new UtahPolicy.com poll. The poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Associates this month, shows that 41 percent of 408 likely voters surveyed said they somewhat or strongly oppose the standards. That’s compared with 29 percent who said they support the standards, and the rest were either neutral or didn’t know. That same poll, however, also shows that 29 percent of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335522@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:59:20 MDT Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp">Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T22:11:34.4-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sheriff Jim Winder said Monday it’s not fair that Salt Lake County taxpayers had to foot the bill to settle a lawsuit stemming from jailers holding a possible undocumented immigrant for 46 days after he posted bail — a situation Winder blamed on the Legislature. Winder said despite opposition from himself and other local law officers, the Legislature enacted the law in 2008 that led to the jailers holding a suspect for weeks, even though he should have been freed after posting bail. The county ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335360@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:11:34 MDT Utah’s least chub no longer considered for protection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335613-78/species-chub-utah-least.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335613-78/species-chub-utah-least.html.csp">Utah’s least chub no longer considered for protection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:20:35.779-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An updated conservation plan for the least chub — and the reconsideration of a proposal to take key groundwater from southwestern Utah — have led federal officials to reverse a decision to include the fish on the Endangered Species List. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it removed the least chub, found only in Utah in six populations, from the Candidate Species List. Federal and Utah officials applauded the announcement, though others remained concerned. “This was the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:35 MDT Letter: Congress can’t handle more responsibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326765-82/congress-bigger-concordia-costa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326765-82/congress-bigger-concordia-costa.html.csp">Letter: Congress can’t handle more responsibility</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:05:03.494-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Friday’s Tribune displayed an article on Page 1 titled: “Lee: Congress needs a bigger role in federal rule-making.” How odd that one of the most inept U.S. senators, Utah’s Mike Lee, believes our current dysfunctional Congress is qualified to manage more responsibility. It would be as though Franco Shettino, the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship that was run aground off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012, was asking for his old job back but wanted to be the captain of a bigg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326765@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:05:03 MDT Salt Lake County man indicted for gun sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335944-78/webber-firearms-federal-license.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335944-78/webber-firearms-federal-license.html.csp">Salt Lake County man indicted for gun sales</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:43:54.876-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal grand jury has indicted a Salt Lake County man for selling firearms over the Internet without a license, smuggling arms and filing false tax returns. Adam Michael Webber faces up to 33 years in prison if convicted of the charges that were made public on Monday. According to the indictment, Webber had reached a settlement in 2007 with federal authorities in which he agreed never to deal in firearms. Instead, Webber allegedly started a business called HK Parts through which he sold firea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335944@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:43:54 MDT Appeals court questions voter proof-of-citizenship rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335190-68/court-federal-state-kansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335190-68/court-federal-state-kansas.html.csp">Appeals court questions voter proof-of-citizenship rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal appeals panel in Denver on Monday suggested that a partisan stalemate in Congress may mean that Republicans in Kansas and Arizona will be unable to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms. Those two states sued the Elections Assistance Commission after the agency refused to adjust the federal voting registration forms it distributed in Kansas and Arizona to reflect those states’ requirements that voters present d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583351902014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335190@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:27 MDT Will: In defense of the defenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334441-82/criminal-defense-1963-defendants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334441-82/criminal-defense-1963-defendants.html.csp">Will: In defense of the defenders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:59:48.393-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — What is called “the” 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, “public accommodations” and elsewhere. But that year’s second civil rights act, the Criminal Justice Act, which is 50 years old this month, is, some say, largely a failure because of unanticipated changes in the legal and social context. Is it? In 1961, Clarence Gideon allegedly broke into a Florida pool hall and its vending machines. Gideon, who was indi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334441@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:59:48 MDT How Rick Koerber beat federal charges alleging a Ponzi scheme http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326787-78/koerber-case-attorney-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326787-78/koerber-case-attorney-federal.html.csp">How Rick Koerber beat federal charges alleging a Ponzi scheme</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:15:09.953-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rick Koerber was back. The day after a federal judge threw out the 18 criminal charges of fraud, money laundering and tax violations against him, Koerber showed up to crow at a downtown hotel wearing a black cowboy hat, and with six of his children, his wife and several friends in tow. And crow he did. It was as if the old Rick Koerber had returned with all the bluster, bluff and vinegar of past times. He was the “Free Capitalist” of the radio show and billboards who enticed $100 million from ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326787@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:15:09 MDT