Red Light RICO

A federal RICO class action claims that Safespeed and its agents, the City of Oakbrook Terrace, and public officials in Northern Illinois conspired to “corruptly use[] red-light cameras” to “generate millions of dollars in revenue … and thereafter used bribes to protect the money machine from calls for legislation” to ban red-light cameras.

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Jury Finds Abortion Foes Harmed Planned Parenthood, Awards Over $2 Million

A federal jury found an anti-abortion cohort led by David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff, and awarded punitive damages of $870,000.

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Abortion Foe Walks Back Testimony on Conference Security

The defense in a racketeering and fraud case against anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt hit a snag Tuesday when Planned Parenthood attorneys refuted Merritt’s testimony about inadequate security at an abortion industry conference where she and Daleiden secretly recorded Planned Parenthood doctors.

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