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September 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Promoters of Michael Jackson's planned 2009 comeback described in emails how they feared for the megastar's stability, saying he was out of shape and consumed with self-doubt. The Los Angeles Times obtained some 250 pages of messages, most between executives at Anschutz Entertainment Group, which was financing the ill-fated "This Is It" concerts set for London. Some of the emails indicated that executives were concerned that Jackson's planned 50-show stand at AEG's 02 Arena would be an expensive bust.
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September 26, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
HARRISBURG - Some of Gov. Corbett 's top deputies seemed to have been quite taken, while he was the state attorney general, with graphic images of unusual objects inserted into women's vaginas. Explicit emails put on display for reporters yesterday by Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in perhaps the strangest political peep show in history - included videos of women masturbating by inserting a bowling pin and a lit cigar. In another video, a man who looks like a race-car driver shakes a bottle of champagne, uncorks it and then inserts the spouting mouth of the bottle into a woman's vagina while others watch.
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November 13, 2012 | Associated Press
TAMPA, FLA. - Former CIA director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told the Associated Press on Monday. Petraeus told these associates that his relationship with the second woman, Tampa socialite and former Philadelphian Jill Kelley, was platonic, although his biographer-turned-lover, Paula Broadwell apparently, saw her as a romantic rival.
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September 24, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
    HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not make public e-mails of current and former state employees that purportedly contain pornographic images, jokes, cartoons, and other private messages, her office said Tuesday. Responding to an Inquirer request for the emails under the state's Right-to-Know law, the office said it had determined the material does not fall under the law's definition of a public record. But the denial also included a disclosure that the office had undertaken an "ongoing internal investigation" regarding those emails and that they may be relevant "to investigations of violations of agency policy and the appropriate use of agency equipment.
NEWS
October 15, 2014
A FEW WORDS come to mind while reflecting on the state porn scandal, which erupted recently when Attorney General Kathleen Kane exposed a ring of state officials exchanging pornographic emails via state computers: Stupid . Maybe "stupid" is not quite right, since these are all relatively high-ranking people, most of whom served under Tom Corbett in the Attorney General's Office. Maybe "arrogant and contemptuous" is better. But "stupid" does cover the notion of anyone working in the 21st century who doesn't understand - or remember - that workplace computers are not private and should not be used for questionable personal reasons.
NEWS
November 1, 2011
VINCE FUMO can't help himself. He's addicted: to his own voice, to power, to life inside his own little world. Those emails from prison that are included in a government memo confirm it. It's the only way to explain them. Emails from April 20 to Oct. 13, that when printed fill 12,068 pages, are part of the feds' case for resentencing The Vince. He's serving 55 months. The feds want at least 15 years for his 137-count conviction for fraud, tax evasion and obstruction.
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November 30, 2011 | By Dan Gross
A WORD OF ADVICE to female fans of SiriusXM radio host Bob Edwards : Use Facebook to compliment his work and you may feel the wrath of his fiancee, WRTI news anchor Windsor Johnston. An Ohio businesswoman received a barrage of angry emails from Johnston Monday night, after, the woman says, she hailed Edwards on Facebook for posting that he'd be interviewing disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff yesterday. "Go Bob, You're the man," she posted. Her post has since been removed from the Facebook page of Edwards, former host of NPR's "Morning Edition.
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November 13, 2012 | BY BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
THE FBI investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director was triggered by a 37-year-old Tampa woman who grew up in Philadelphia. Jill Kelley, married to a surgeon and mother of three young daughters, complained several months ago that she had received harassing emails from a woman who turned out to be Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer. Born Jill Khawam to a locally prominent Lebanese-American family, past articles and records show that she grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and lived in the area until her mid-20s.
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October 3, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
  CHRIS ABRUZZO   , Gov. Corbett 's appointed secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, says he does not remember all that porn. But Abruzzo took "full responsibility" yesterday for the explicit emails recovered from his archived inbox from when he was chief of staff to Corbett, who was then state attorney general. Abruzzo and one of his top DEP staffers resigned, as Attorney General Kathleen Kane released to reporters those emails in a 1,200-page document dump that included the archived inboxes of two other former top Corbett deputies.
NEWS
March 26, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
The release of scores of kinky emails written by a powerful New Jersey Democrat to a lobbyist has sparked an investigation by prosecutors in Sussex County, according to reports. Joe Cryan, an assemblyman from Union County, was a rising star in the state's Democratic Party. Until 2010, he was majority leader in the state assembly and state party chairman. The New York Post published an enormous cache of sexually salacious emails allegedly written by Cryan documenting the details of a sado-masochistic affair he had with lobbyist Karen Golding.
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November 13, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Louis Freeh regularly conferred with the NCAA and kept its top officials informed as his firm investigated Pennsylvania State University's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to e-mails unearthed by critics of Freeh and the league. What those messages meant became the subject of a heated debate Wednesday between the college athletics' governing body and the state officials suing over the crippling sanctions imposed on Penn State after Freeh's 2012 report. "It's troubling.
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November 13, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Wednesday she had fired, suspended, or disciplined about two dozen employees for sending or receiving e-mails containing pornographic content over the last few years. In a statement, Kane said an internal review had identified 31 workers whose e-mails contained sexually explicit content, although she didn't say when the messages were sent. The disclosure comes after her office had said it identified 30 other workers in the office who participated in pornographic e-mail exchanges between 2008 and 2012.
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November 8, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Commonwealth Court judge granted a request Friday that she privately review 477 e-mails from the NCAA related to the Pennsylvania State University child-molestation scandal that the organization had argued were protected internal communications. Judge Anne E. Covey ordered the NCAA to deliver the e-mails by noon next Friday for her to review as part of a lawsuit brought by State Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre) over who would benefit from the $60 million fine the university agreed to pay to the NCAA.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
IT APPEARS more heads will roll - maybe already have - in the porn scandal that has consumed our state government. Renee George Martin, a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, yesterday confirmed that her office's human resources department is wrapping up an investigation into at least 30 current employees who used state computers or email accounts to send or receive pornography. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review yesterday reported that "six or more" employees have been fired or offered early retirement.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania's chief justice on Wednesday endorsed the recommendation of a group of defense lawyers and others that Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane release all e-mail traffic between the state Supreme Court and prosecutors, not just messages with sexually explicit material. Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille said this would address concerns that members of his court might have grown too close to prosecutors, swapping e-mails in a camaraderie that shut out others. "I think the attorney general should release all of them," Castille said.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick and Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writers
In the chaotic aftermath of Jerry Sandusky's 2012 arrest on child-molestation charges, the NCAA apparently was so intent on punishing Pennsylvania State University that it overlooked questions about its authority to do so, according to e-mails from the organization made public Wednesday. "I know we are banking on the fact that the school is so embarrassed they will do anything, but I am not sure about that," Kevin Lennon, the NCAA vice president for academic and membership affairs, said in a July 2012 message to the NCAA's then-director of enforcement, Julie Roe Lach.
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October 22, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus P. McCaffery on Monday amid allegations that he sent pornographic e-mails and threatened to entangle a fellow justice in the widening scandal after vowing not to go "down alone. " In a sharply worded order, four of the seven justices, citing an "immediate need" to protect the integrity of the state's courts, suspended McCaffery with pay on "an interim basis" from his $200,205-a-year job. The court also ordered the state's Judicial Conduct Board to determine within 30 days if there is probable cause to file formal misconduct charges against the justice.
NEWS
October 21, 2014
THE STATE'S code of judicial conduct is an exhaustive document that outlines strict codes of behavior and conduct for judges. It's a warning to judges that the standards for conduct are far higher than what applies for the Average Joe. And the code outlines for the Average Joe the kind of impeccable conduct we can expect from judges. Nowhere does it say, "If you're caught having sent hundreds of pornographic emails, make sure you apologize . . . but not too profusely. In fact, try to suggest that you're being victimized.
NEWS
October 20, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
HEY, HOW do you like your judicial porn scandals? If you answered "ever-worsening and increasingly juvenile," you're in luck! State Supreme Court Justices J. Michael Eakin and Seamus McCaffery issued dueling statements yesterday over who-said-what-to-whom during a recent conversation the two had about the email-porn debacle that has consumed Harrisburg for much of the last month. In his statement, Eakin indicated that he was threatened by McCaffery during a phone call Thursday morning.
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