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The ex-convict payday lender who's using his fortune to become a racing star

jalopnik.com — Scott Tucker used questionable business practices to become a millionaire. Now the mysterious and secretive businessman from Kansas is spending his fortune to become a famous auto racer.

Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges

publicintegrity.org — Former race-car driver Scott Tucker was arrested by federal agents today on racketeering charges related to his online payday lending operations that court documents say generated more than $2 billion. In an indictment unsealed today, a New York grand jury charges Tucker with bilking 4.5 million customers through illegal payday loans starting in 1997.
Feb 10, 2016

RT @BGPublic: Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges publicintegrity.org/2016/02/10/192… via @davidhth

Feb 10, 2016

Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges publicintegrity.org/2016/02/10/192… via @Publici

Feb 11, 2016

Payday of reckoning: Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges — via @davidhth/@Publici publicintegrity.org/2016/02/10/192…

Feb 12, 2016

Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges bit.ly/23ZPtG0 via @Publici

How the Chemical Industry Made a Cancer Cluster Disappear

news.vice.com — This story is being published jointly by VICE News and the Center for Public Integrity as the second installment of 'Science for Sale,' a four-part investigative series on the increasing influence of industry-backed research, funded by corporations steering millions of dollars to scientific consulting firms. The first part, Meet the 'Rented White Coats' Who Defend Toxic Chemicals, was published on February 8.
Feb 10, 2016

How the US chemical industry made a cancer cluster disappear news.vice.com/article/how-th… via @vicenews

Feb 12, 2016

RT @vicenews: How the US chemical industry made a cancer cluster disappear bit.ly/1QV3opE pic.twitter.com/iPXEbhtJ0Q

Making a cancer cluster disappear

Feb 10, 2016

"Making a cancer cluster disappear": @davidhth writes about the sleight of hand used to exonerate a chemical bit.ly/1Tc2tV6

Feb 10, 2016

How industry-backed science made a cancer cluster disappear - & changed the consensus on a deadly toxin: bit.ly/1Tc2tV6 v @davidhth

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Meet the ‘Rented White Coats’ Who Defend Toxic Chemicals

news.vice.com — This story is being published jointly by VICE News and theCenter for Public Integrity as the first installment of 'Science for Sale,' a four-part investigative series on the increasing influence of industry-backed research, funded by corporations steering millions of dollars to scientific consulting firms. At 2:15 in the morning, an insomniac corporate defense lawyer in San Francisco finished crafting a "revolutionary" scientific theory.
Feb 08, 2016

Former Harvard prof peddled junk research to defend asbestos firms. Sellout, not science bit.ly/20ELG1G @vicenews @Publici #EPA

Feb 08, 2016

Fascinating read by @davidhth: Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals news.vice.com/article/meet-t…

Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals

publicintegrity.org — "Science is the father of knowledge," Hippocrates famously wrote, "but opinion breeds ignorance." Nearly 2 ½ millennia after the father of Western medicine offered that insight, science and opinion have become increasingly conflated, in large part because of corporate influence.
Feb 08, 2016

Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals: Litigation and regulation in the U.S.… m.tbnn.it/KRrQLP | @Publici

Feb 08, 2016

Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals publicintegrity.org/2016/02/08/192… via @Publici

Feb 08, 2016

RT @petemyers: Meet the 'rented white coats’ at Gradient who defend toxic chemicals. By @davidhth bit.ly/1PJXEjB @Publici pic.twitter.com/viUlOyhYWZ

Feb 08, 2016

Meet the "rented white coats" who defend toxic chemicals: bit.ly/1okwXI5. A story to make the blood boil. Great work by @davidhth.

Feb 08, 2016

Science for sale: The ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals, via @Publici buff.ly/1T8pVmc HT @petemyers

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Federal Trade Commission seeks $1.3 billion in damages against former race-car driver

par4thecourse.newsvine.com — A Center-CBS News investigation revealed that Scott Tucker set up shell corporations to hide his involvement in a payday lending business A federal judge who already ruled that former race-car driver Scott Tucker violated U.S. lending laws must now decide whether to order him …

Federal Trade Commission seeks $1.3 billion in damages against former race-car driver

publicintegrity.org — A federal judge who already ruled that former race-car driver Scott Tucker violated U.S. lending laws must now decide whether to order him to pay $1.3 billion for operating an illegal payday-lending business. The Federal Trade Commission this week asked U.S. District Judge Gloria M.

Race car driver Scott Tucker drew an elaborate facade around his payday loan businesses

publicintegrity.org — The exterior of Miami Nation Enterprises, which has an online payday lending business that has sovereign status beyond the reach of state regulators. Read the first part of this story here. A deputy sheriff in Olathe, Kan., ticketed race car driver Scott Tucker late one night in October 2008 after clocking Tucker's Mercedes-Benz CLS63 going 86 mph in a stretch of Interstate 35 posted at 60 mph.
Dec 21, 2015

Unsealed court records: Scott Tucker made $1.2 billion from payday loans in just 4 years. publicintegrity.org/2011/09/28/665… twitter.com/FPBland/status…

How to get hacked in 2016

itwire.com — It's probably quite easy to stay out of 2016's hacking headlines. But if you desperately need your local or online presence to be there, here's a simple guide. 1. Trust your instincts. You are the master (mistress?) of your domain. You know all that happens and everything that should not.
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Feb 11, 2016

RT @dphdjd: Posting this article again b/c this trend of science for sale is incredibly disturbing publicintegrity.org/2016/02/08/192… via @Publici.via @davidhth

Feb 11, 2016

RT @TheTakeaway: Journo @davidhth explains how corporations manipulate research & put public health at risk wny.cc/Yd26f https:/…

Feb 11, 2016

Science For Sale: Corporations Manipulate Research, Put Public Health at Risk thetakeaway.org/story/industry… via @TheTakeaway

Feb 11, 2016

RT @charlesornstein: Michigan gov ordered state environmental quality agency to withhold Flint lead test results, emails claim s.mlive.com/GDIKFya

Feb 10, 2016

RT @NewYorkFBI: FBI arrests Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir for $2 Billion Illegal Payday Lending Scam justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/m…

Feb 10, 2016

Former race-car driver Scott Tucker arrested on racketeering charges publicintegrity.org/2016/02/10/192… via @Publici

Feb 10, 2016

RT @SDNYnews: Manhattan US Atty announces charges vs owner of, & attorney for, $2B unlawful internet payday lending enterprise https://t.co…


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