“Investments – Media - Fraud and Terrorism”
February 25, 2010
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill
Join special Guest Host Rebecca Carr on Capital Thinking this week as we talk to Nancy McLernon, head of the Organization for International Investment, about jobs created by U.S. subsidiaries of companies headquartered abroad. Next, we discuss the pros and cons of Comcast’s proposed acquisition of NBC Universal with Craig Aaron from Free Press, a nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Sam Rosenthal comes on to talk about his recent court win for the North American Money Transfer, Inc. The U.S. District Court in Detroit recent dismissed all charges against NAMT in a federal investigation alleging food-stamp fraud. And finally, we talk terrorism with Todd Harrison, focusing on Najibullah Zazi’s guilty plea for supporting al Qaeda in a plot to bomb New York's subways. Todd is the former deputy chief of the terrorism unit in the US. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn.
Thur 9 AM PT on VoiceAmerica Business Network
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Kevin O’Neill is a partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington D.C., the nation’s leading public policy law firm. Patton Boggs began as an international law firm concentrating in global business and trade but has evolved to become a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation. In his professional experience, Kevin helps implement federal government relations plans to influence public policy and achieve a client’s strategic business objectives. Kevin’s clients include some of the nation’s most prestigious corporations, associations, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, local governments and transportation authorities. In 2004, he was one of the youngest major fundraisers for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. Kevin co-founded and currently serves as President of a bipartisan federal political action committee (PAC). In 2007, Kevin was a candidate for the Republican nomination in a special election in Virginia’s First Congressional District. Kevin has a dual degree in broadcast journalism and history from Syracuse University. Kevin has a law degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was an editor of the law review and is currently the President-Elect of the Law School’s Alumni Association. Kevin is married and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and two children.