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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

22 Mar 2018

Chipotle wins dismissal of investor lawsuit over foodborne illness

NEW YORK Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of an investor lawsuit claiming it concealed food safety risks, causing its stock to drop after widely publicized outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in 2014 and 2015.

20 Mar 2018

Trump, deemed not 'above the law,' must face defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK A New York state judge on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of sexually harassing her after she appeared on his former reality TV show. | Video

16 Mar 2018

Five New York doctors charged with taking kickbacks from Insys

NEW YORK Federal prosecutors on Friday brought charges against five New York doctors accused of taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing the company's potent fentanyl-based cancer pain medication.

15 Mar 2018

Ex-Siemens employee pleads guilty in U.S. to Argentine bribery scheme

NEW YORK A former Siemens AG employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge that he took part in a bribery scheme to win a contract for the German engineering company to make national identity cards for Argentina's government.

15 Mar 2018

New York fund manager pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme charges

NEW YORK A New York hedge fund manager on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he defrauded investors through a nearly $22 million Ponzi scheme.

14 Mar 2018

U.S.-Iranian man gets 25 years prison for trying to buy missiles for Iran

NEW YORK A dual citizen of Iran and the United States was sentenced on Wednesday to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of trying to buy surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the government of Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

13 Mar 2018

American sentenced to 45 years prison for role in al Qaeda bomb attack

NEW YORK A U.S. citizen was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Tuesday for supporting the militant group al Qaeda and helping to prepare a 2009 car bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, less than the life sentence sought by prosecutors.

13 Mar 2018

Ex-aide to New York Governor Cuomo found guilty of taking bribes

NEW YORK A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of agreeing to take bribes from executives at two companies seeking to do business with the state government, federal prosecutors said.

13 Mar 2018

U.S. farmers seek approval of $1.51 billion GMO corn settlement with Syngenta

U.S. farmers suing Syngenta AG over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified (GMO) strain of corn before China approved importing it sought court approval on Monday of a record $1.51 billion (£1.1 billion) settlement with the Swiss seed company.

10 Mar 2018

Former Transmar executives plead guilty to U.S. fraud charges

NEW YORK Two former executives at Transmar Commodity Group Ltd pleaded guilty on Friday to defrauding banks to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey-based cocoa trading company.

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