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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Union Treasurer Accused of Embezzlement

The treasurer of IAFF Local 1695, Clovis (California) Firefighters has been accused of embezzling more than $150,000 from the organization. Captain John Watson has allegedly confessed to the theft and resigned from the Clovis Fire Department.   Criminal charges have ...

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Anti SLAPP Laws and the DC LT OT Debacle

Last week Dave Statter asked me to look into a case out of Washington, DC, where a fire lieutenant accused of working excessive overtime sued a local TV station claiming its coverage defamed him. The case was recently dismissed under a ...

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Louisiana Chief Sued for Accident

A fire chief in Louisiana has been sued for an accident that occurred in 2010. Fire Chief Marty Thibodeaux of the Little Caillou Volunteer Fire District was responding to a call in a department-owned SUV when he rear-ended a boat ...

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