The Iranian-born entrepreneur, whose patronage of the senator is under scrutiny, is a self-made tycoon who denies wrongdoing.
Updated: November 10, 2008, - 10:14 AM
A second suit was filed Friday, alleging money was improperly sent to the senator's wife. The Franken campaign denies any link.
Updated: October 31, 2008, - 11:04 PM
The senator's camp denied the claim, calling it a "vicious, defamatory attack."
Updated: October 31, 2008, - 10:43 AM
The Wayzata man was also known for his work as a church music director and for his teaching.
Updated: August 25, 2008, - 10:37 PM
The analysis blames corrosion and mistaken design.
Updated: July 30, 2008, - 05:28 AM
One year after the structure collapsed, killing 13 people, the federal agency is still studying whether 1999 photos should have prompted MnDOT to take action.
Updated: July 29, 2008, - 12:03 AM
Georgia Tech says it's revoking tenure of the two it suspects of "potential fraud." The U hopes it's just an employment dispute.
Updated: April 20, 2008, - 01:22 AM
The Minnesota Democrat will use another hearing for inquiry.
Updated: March 27, 2008, - 11:57 PM
The NTSB, over the objections of two of its members, voted not to hold an open meeting on the I-35W bridge collapse before the investigation is complete.
Updated: March 26, 2008, - 05:02 PM