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2005-12-22 12:15:51

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer says former Goldman Sachs chairman John Whitehead, who penned an op-ed piece Thursday claiming he was threatened by Spitzer during an April phone call, is not telling the truth, a Spitzer spokesman said Thursday. Whitehead, who currently heads the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., in an April opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, criticized Spitzer for going on national television to...

2005-12-19 18:22:32

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former American International Group chief battling fraud accusations from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, is reaching out to an influential network of Wall Street and political friends to help rehabilitate his bruised reputation. Greenberg, 80, so far has attracted the support of former Democratic New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who offered to help launch a public relations campaign, according to those...

2005-11-25 00:24:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has decided not to pursue criminal charges against former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg in connection with the insurer's accounting scandal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The paper said Spitzer's office will still focus on civil-fraud allegations it filed against Greenberg and the company in May, citing people familiar with the matter. It said Spitzer's office plans to...

2005-11-22 12:01:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S. record companies, will pay $5 million to settle a New York state probe into how it influenced which songs are played on the radio, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday. The probe involved "pay-for-play" practices, commonly known as "payola," in which companies are accused of paying radio stations or promoters to secure air time for songs. In July, Sony BMG agreed to pay $10 million to...

2005-11-22 11:12:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S. record companies, will pay $5 million to settle a New York state probe into how it influenced which songs are played on the radio, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday. The probe involved "pay-for-play" practices, commonly known as "payola," in which companies are accused of paying radio stations or promoters to secure air time for songs. In July, Sony BMG agreed to pay $10 million to...

2005-10-12 09:47:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. agreed to shut down Internet chat rooms designed to promote sex between adults and children, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Wednesday. The agreement is the first to institute systemwide controls over chat rooms likely to be frequented by child predators, the attorney general said. New York and Nebraska this year began investigations after learning that children had unfettered access to adult chat rooms. Spitzer said Yahoo in June...

2005-10-11 10:39:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday that Internet auction company eBay Inc. has agreed to take steps to block the sale to New Yorkers of stun guns like those made by Taser International. "State law specifically prohibits possession of stun guns and related weapons," Spitzer said in a release. "This agreement will help ensure that the Internet is not used to facilitate illegal activity."

2005-09-15 16:16:12

By Ed Leefeldt NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Thursday refuted accusations he was "overaggressive" and said critics were often "apologists for the powerful and politically connected who commit crimes." Spitzer, who's running for New York state governor as a Democrat, has been the subject of negative editorials in The Wall Street Journal, saying he is too zealous in attacking investment banks, the mutual fund industry and insurance companies for...

2005-09-07 14:39:12

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifteen states led by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued the U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday for failing to set efficiency standards for household appliances that would save enormous amounts of energy. The states and the city of New York said the DOE violated Congressional mandates to adopt stronger energy-saving standards within deadlines stated by law for 22 appliances. The suit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court after the...

2005-09-07 13:10:00

NEW YORK -- A coalition of 15 states led by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued the U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday, accusing the agency of failing to set efficiency standards for household appliances that would save enormous amounts of energy. The states and the city of New York said the DOE violated Congressional mandates to adopt stronger energy-saving standards within deadlines stated by law for 22 appliances. The suit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court after the DOE...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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