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Ethics Group Asks New York to Divest From Ben & Jerry’s Parent Unilever

NLPC is asking New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to divest the state’s retirement funds from Unilever, parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, which has ended ice cream...

If Allegations True, Indicted Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussman Should Also Be Disbarred

Yesterday afternoon, Special Counsel John Durham, appointed by former Attorney General William Barr last year, indicted lawyer Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie for lying to the...

States Invested in Ben & Jerry’s: Another One Bites the Dust

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AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress Draws Ethics Complaint

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Facebook Censorship Limited to the Internet Underclass

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Congressman Grills Blinken About FBI Interview Regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma

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NYTimes Busted: Stealth-Edits Article About NYPost’s Accurate Hunter Biden Reporting

Remember when Twitter censored the New York Post's account and prevented it from disseminating its blockbuster reporting about the sensational contents found on Hunter Biden's...

Top Oversight Committee Republican Wants Answers on Hunter Biden’s Art Deals

On Tuesday the House's top Republican on the Committee for Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. James Comer, inquired with the art dealer handling the sales of Hunter Biden's...

TBT: Hunter Biden Linked Firm Received Over $150 Million in Federal Loans

In 2019 we raised red flags concerning Hunter Biden and $150 million of federal loans a financial firm he was affiliated with received. Rosemont Capital received the loans...

Arizona State Treasurer Announces Divestment of all State Funds from Ben & Jerry’s

Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced on Tuesday that Arizona “will not allow taxpayer dollars to go towards anti-Semitic, discriminatory efforts against Israel,”...

Ken Boehm, co-founded the National Legal and Policy Center in 1991 with Peter Flaherty. He served as Chairman beginning in 1994 and held that position until his passing on April 13, 2018.

A 2013 front-page Sunday New York Times profile of NLPC described Boehm as:

“…a master of poring over court records and other public filings to find questionable links between politicians and their patrons. “

Boehm’s ability to “connect the dots” of political corruption was on display in 2005 when he singlehandedly exposed the Boeing Tanker Deal Scandal.

Boehm went online and found that an Air Force official named Darleen Druyun sold her home to a Boeing lawyer with whom she was negotiating a multibillion dollar contract. He also found that Boeing hired Druyun’s daughter at the same time it was laying off thousands. NLPC filed a Complaint with the Pentagon Inspector General, an event the Wall Street Journal put on its front page.

As a result, the Boeing CEO resigned, Druyun and the Boeing CFO went to prison, and taxpayers saved billions.

Boehm maintained relationships with journalists of varying ideological stripes, and successfully collaborated with some of the nation’s top investigative journalists.

His research was the basis for three front-page Wall Street Journal stories by the late John Wilke exposing then-Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV), who resigned from the Ethics Committee and would later lose re-election. For these articles, Wilke won the National Press Foundation award for “distinguished reporting of Congress.”

In 1997, Boehm authored the Burton Amendment, which became law. It requires the Legal Services Corporation and its grantees for the first time to disclose the identities of the parties they sue.

Prior to joining NLPC in 1994, Boehm served as Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

Boehm spent five years as an award-winning radio talk show host on Philadelphia’s WWDB. His broadcasting experience includes being a commentator on National Public Radio and guest interviews on more than 500 radio and TV programs.

NLPC TEAM MEMBERS

Board of Directors
Peter Flaherty, Chairman
Kurt Christensen, Vice-Chairman
Richard F. LaMountain
David Wilkinson
Publication Staff
Dr. Carl Horowitz, Director Organized Labor Accountability Project, editor of Union Corruption Update

Paul Chesser, Associate Fellow

Government Integrity Project
Tom Anderson, Director
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