March 18, 2016
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Fox, Showtime kill Olympic scandal moviesSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Twentieth Century Fox and Showtime have dropped made-for-TV movie projects on the Olympic bribery scandal.
Both scripts showed a dark, humorous side of Olympic bidding, using the vote-buying scandal that unfolded after Salt Lake won the 2002 Winter Games.
Olympic organizers find stash of goldSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A cache of gold jewelry handcrafted a decade ago for IOC members -- but never given to them -- caught the attention Friday of federal prosecutors and lawyers for the defendants in the Olympic bribery case.
The 192 gold nuggets, each hanging from a gold chain, were discovered in a desk drawer, said Salt Lake chief Olympic organizer Mitt Romney, who planned to auction them to raise $48,000 or more for the 2002 Winter Games.
Olympic scandal still unsettledSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Olympic bribery scandal doesn't show any signs of going away, with any federal trial all but certain to be delayed until after the Feb. 8-24 Winter Games.
Federal prosecutors, who suffered a blow when a U.S. District Court judge threw out their most serious charges, served notice this week they might appeal the dismissal of the four bribery-racketeering counts.
Hatch may have talked to AshcroftSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says he may have talked to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft about the Salt Lake Olympics bribery case, but he doesn't remember.
"If I have, it's only been, 'Do what's right. Do what the law says,"' Hatch said Tuesday in an interview with Salt Lake television station KTVX.
Feds to appeal dismissal of Olympic chargesSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors served noticed Monday they may appeal U.S. District Judge David Sam's dismissal of the most serious charges in the Olympic corruption case.
The notice preserves the government's right to file an appeal seeking to reinstate four travel-in-aid-of-racketeering charges, but doesn't say whether prosecutors will try.
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