+ Nearly 1,000 police officers have lost their badges in recent years due to sexual misconduct, according to a yearlong investigation by the Associated Press. That doesn’t count states such as California and New York, which don’t have a statewide system for keeping records of such dismissals.
+ Prominent U.S. senators plan to investigate large price increases in drugs sold by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Retrophin, Rodelis Therapeutics and Turing, which made headlines for its move to increase the price of an anti-infection drug from $13.50 to $750 per tablet last month. The senate’s Special Committee on Aging, led by Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) will hold a hearing on the issue on December 9.
+ A predatory debt collector in Minnesota’s manual for employees was a “smoking bazooka of abusive and deceptive practices” that included such ploys as threatening people by invoking the IRS, suspending their professional licenses and a sheriff’s sale of their property, according to documents obtained by investigators for the state’s Commerce Department. Tucker, Albin and Associates was hit with a record civil penalty by the department in July.
+ Two members of legendary hip-hop group Wu Tang Clan were once investigated by the FBI over suspicions that Raekwon and RZA had marked Staten Island gangsters Anthony and Harvey Christian for death over alleged robberies of members of their own family, according to newly-released documents obtained by the Staten Island Advance. “The Detectives have documented, in their case files that the WTC is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, car jackings, and other types of violent crimes,” the FBI document read. “It is believed that the [REDACTED] sometimes carry out enforcement actions for the WTC which include beatings, shootings, and murder.”