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Koch brothers’ firm hid subsidiary’s violations of criminal law

In May 2008, the compliance and ethics manager of Koch Industries discovered that a French subsidiary of the privately-held firm had been paying bribes to gain contracts. As described in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, she promptly notified her supervisors, who found evidence that the business director of…

Billionaire tea party tycoons financed Wisconsin’s anti-union governor, records show

Who were among the financiers behind Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, now embroiled in a controversial attempt to destroy public sector unions? None other than reviled tea party financiers Charles and David Koch, is who. Turns out, the billionaire oil tycoons’ political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker (R) roughly $100,000 in…

Memo exposes secret list of conservative donors plotting campaign against Democrats, climate change

A secret memorandum and invitation to an under-the-radar meeting of conservative minds has been leaked to the liberal blog ThinkProgress, and the list has been reprinted by Raw Story below, in an effort to highlight and focus on the names of the participants in the meeting. The meeting was organized…

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