The Daily Muck


Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) goes to court today accused of violating the terms of his bond a second time. The mayor is facing charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff, as well as a separate set of charges of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy. Kilpatrick spent last Thursday night in jail for a bond violation. (Associated Press)

The increased attention on the anthrax investigation, sparked by the recent death of accused anthrax killer Bruce Ivins, has moved lawmakers to investigate security at bio-defense labs. Ivins was allowed to work at a federal lab for years after the FBI listed him as a suspect in the 2001 attacks. (Los Angeles Times)

Prosecutors in the case against Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) filed a motion Monday requesting the trial remain in Washington. Stevens’ lawyers want the trial heard in Stevens’ home state of Alaska, citing the sitting senator’s campaign schedule. The prosecution argued that moving the trial to Alaska could taint the jury pool. (Anchorage Daily News)Federal agents raided the offices of the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership Corp., carting away boxes of documents just days after a U.S. attorney announced the group was under investigation. NOAH, a non-profit hired by the city to help with clean-up after Hurricane Katrina, has been unable to document work on 90 of its projects, roughly half of which were billed to the city. (Associated Press)

The U.S. has spent $100 billion on private security contractors, like Blackwater, since the Iraq invasion in 2003. The figure comes from a government report set to be released by the Congressional Budget Office early this morning. (New York Times)

Tony Sanchez, the former Superior Court of Guam Administrator, pleaded not guilty to improperly using more than $300,000 of court money to pay for lobbyist and legal expenses. Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff had previously agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and provide information in the case against Sanchez. (KUAM News)