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Sonny Perdue’s land deal draws new scrutiny amid chancellor search

Sonny Perdue bought a grain plant in South Carolina from one of the biggest agricultural firms in the nation at a small fraction of its estimated value shortly after Donald Trump tapped him to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, The Washington Post reported. The investigation found that Archer-Daniels-Midland sold the…

New UFIRST Population in UFOLIO

The COI Program is excited to announce that we have recently added a new discloser population to UFOLIO. Any UFIRST users who are “active” or “in-process” key personnel who did not already have access to UFOLIO have now been added to the UFOLIO system and should submit disclosures of outside…

Drug firms giving Members of Parliament ‘hidden’ funding, research shows

Drug companies are giving groups of MPs and peers that campaign on health issues hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in “hidden” funding that could hand them “undue influence”, research has found. The pharmaceutical industry has built up a “hidden web of policy influence” over dozens of all-party parliamentary…

Senior Nasa Scientist Sentenced To Prison For Making False Statements Related To Chinese Thousand Talents Program Participation And Professorship

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“USAO”), announced that MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, a senior National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) scientist, was sentenced today to 30 days in prison for making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), NASA’s Office of Inspector…