Category: Investigations

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and FRANCES D’EMILIO,  Associated Press  PARMA, Italy (AP) 05/29 — Managers with Mundipharma, the international arm of Purdue Pharma, have been swept up in a corruption case in Italy alleging they and other pharmaceutical executives paid a prominent pain doctor to help push more opioids in this country long leery of the powerful painkillers.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 05/07 — Tennessee police say DNA evidence led to the arrest of an Arizona man in a 22-year-old unsolved slaying.

Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll said in a news release that DNA evidence from the autopsy of 23-year-old Christa Bramlitt was entered into a national database in 1996 in hopes of a possible match.

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By DON BABWIN, Associated Press  CHICAGO (AP) 03/09 — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.

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