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COVID-19, Department of Justice, Loans, NASA, PPP, Space, Weekend BI UK

NASA exec convicted of fraud for using almost $300,000 in COVID relief to pay for a $6,450 French bulldog, a swimming pool and a Disney membership

A NASA executive was sentenced to 18 months for filing fraudulent paperwork for COVID-19 relief. Andrew Tezna used the more than $285,000 he received on a French bulldog and a Disney membership. A US attorney said Tezna used COVID-19 relief programs as "a personal piggy bank." See more stories on Insider's business page. A senior executive at NASA who received $285,000 in COVID-19 relief to fund lavish spending was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison.The Justice Department said Andrew Tezna, 36, of Leesburg, Virginia, applied for more than $350,000 in COVID-19 relief from the Paycheck Protection Program and Virginia unempl...
Democratic Party, Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Georgia voting bill, Politics, Texas, Voter Fraud, voting restriction bills

Texas Democrats reportedly weigh leaving state to block Republican-led voting bill

Texas Democratic lawmakers have weighed leaving the state over the GOP election bill, per the NYT. In May, Democrats were able to temporarily halt passage of the bill by denying Republicans a quorum. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has made the election overhaul a top priority this year. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bill Barr, Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Politics, President Joe Biden, Presidential election, Voter Fraud

Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Trump’s false election claims’bullsh–‘: book

In a forthcoming book, the ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl chronicles the final days of the Trump administration. According to the book, Bill Barr reportedly blasted Trump's false election claims as'bullsh--.' Mitch McConnell reportedly pleaded with Barr to speak out against Trump's voter fraud claims. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former Attorney General Bill Barr reportedly blasted former President Donald Trump's debunked election claims as "bullsh--," according to a forthcoming book by ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl.Barr's response to the aftermath of the highly contentious 2020 pr...
Antitrust, BI Commentary, Brett Kavanaugh, College Sports, Department of Justice, Economy, FTC, Markets, NCAA, Neil Gorsuch, Opinión, permalancer, Policy, Politics, Sports, Supreme Court

I was a Division I college football player. The Supreme Court’s NCAA ruling isn’t just a huge moment for college athletes — it’s a major warning to America’s biggest businesses.

The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on the NCAA's benefits limit for athletes is a big deal. The decision weakens the NCAA's grip on college sports and could open the door to fair compensation for athletes. It also sends a signal that the Court could be open to more antitrust actions in the future. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a remarkable decision delivered on June 21, the Supreme Court ruled that restrictions on education-related benefits offered to college athletes by universities violated antitrust law — in ess...