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  • Fox, Showtime kill Olympic scandal movies

     SALT 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.
  • Dec. 4: Full story

    Olympic organizers find stash of gold

     SALT 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.
  • Nov. 9: Full story

    Olympic scandal still unsettled

     SALT 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.
  • Aug. 16: Full story

    Hatch may have talked to Ashcroft

     SALT 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.
  • Aug. 14: Full story

    Feds to appeal dismissal of Olympic charges

     SALT 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.
  • Aug. 13: Full story

    Olympic Scandal Roundup

  • July 18: Government soft-pedals Olympic fraud allegation
  • July 17: Judge rules prosecutors can't use Travel Act law
  • July 16: Judge dismisses some charges
  • July 2: Federal judge questions Olympic prosecution
  • July 2: Bid leaders reject plea deal

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