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BACKGROUND: THE WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE ADVERTISING CASE

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Feb. 22, 2005
SEIFERT AND EARLY FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
Jury Returns Verdict After Less Than a Day of Deliberation
Feb. 17, 2005
CASE AGAINST SEIFERT AND EARLY GOES TO THE JURY
Deliberations Begin on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
Feb. 16, 2005
THOMAS EARLY SPARS WITH PROSECUTORS DURING TESTIMONY
Shona Seifert E-mail Promises to 'Wring The Money Out of' ONDCP
Feb. 15, 2005
SHONA SEIFERT TAKES STAND, DENIES IT ALL
Jury Hears The Most Important Pitch of Her Career: 'I'm Innocent'
Feb. 11, 2005
DEFENSE OPENS CASE IN SEIFERT/EARLY TRIAL
Witness Criticizes Whistle-Blower Who Triggered Investigation
Feb. 10, 2005
SEIFERT HANDWRITING MATCHED TO TIMESHEET SHIFT ORDERS
'Put Huggies and Wings Time on ONDCP' Read One Notation
Feb. 9, 2005
OGILVY TIMESHEET LAWSUIT BY WHISTLE BLOWER REVEALED
Accountant Cites 'Excessive' Amounts of Missing Timesheets, Scribbles and White Outs
Feb. 8, 2005
MORE TESTIMONY LINKS SEIFERT & EARLY TO BOGUS BILLING SCHEME
Criminal Inquiry Spreads to OgilvyOne Interactive Shop
Feb. 3, 2005
OGILVY COLLEAGUE TESTIFIES SEIFERT, EARLY APPROVED SCHEME
Depicts Party, Meetings, Staffing Irregularities and Routine Records Alteration
Feb. 2, 2005
TIMESHEET FALSIFICATION DESCRIBED IN SEIFERT TRIAL
Former Ogilvy Account Exec Details Shifts of Billing Data
Feb. 1, 2005
DAY ONE OF SEIFERT TRIAL FOCUSES ON PADDED TIMESHEETS
'Hundreds of Ogilvy Employees Were Instructed to Lie'
Nov. 22, 2004
CONGRESS CUTS WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE AD FUNDING
Budget Reduced by 17% to $120 Million
Oct. 1, 2004
FCB WINS WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE ACCOUNT
Beat Out JWT for $150 Million Contract Fraud
Sept. 24, 2004
TBWA NEW YORK PRESIDENT TAKES LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Shona Seifert Awaits White House Drug Office Trial
July 2, 2004
WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE SEEKS BIDS ON NEW AD CONTRACT
Ogilvy & Mather Eligible to Bid; Intentions Unknown
Feb. 13, 2004
TRIAL OF FORMER OGILVY EXECS SET FOR SEPT. 7
Thomas Early and Shona Seifert Charged With Ad Billing Fraud
Feb. 5, 2004
THIRD FORMER OGILVY & MATHER EXEC INDICTED
Pleads Guilty to Padding Time Sheets for White House Drug Account
Jan. 19, 2004
STUDY FAULTS WHITE HOUSE ANTI-DRUG ADS
Report Says Campaigns Have Little Impact on Youth
Jan. 8, 2004
OGILVY TO PAY PARTIAL LEGAL FEES FOR INDICTED FORMER EMPLOYEES
Spokesman Characterizes Move as Typical Corporate Policy
Jan. 7, 2004
TWO FORMER OGILVY & MATHER EXECS PLEAD NOT GUILTY
Handcuffed Defendants Appear in U.S. District Court
Jan. 6, 2004
INDICTED OGILVY & MATHER FINANCE CHIEF RESIGNS
Thomas Early Is Charged With Defrauding Government
Jan. 7, 2004
TWO INDICTED IN WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE CASE
One Current and One Former Ogilvy & Mather Executive Named
Nov. 23, 2003
WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE WON'T RENEW OGILVY CONTRACT
Agency Officially Informed Contract Will Be Put Out for Bid
Nov. 17, 2003
SENATE BILL WOULD STRIP OGILVY OF DRUG ACCOUNT
Legislation Favors Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Nov. 13, 2003
CONGRESS RECOMMENDS $145 MILLION FOR DRUG OFFICE
Budget Cut Less Than Expected; Ogilvy's Fate Uncertain
Nov. 5, 2003
SENATE LOOKS TO STRIP OGILVY OF DRUG ACCOUNT
New Bill to Shift Control to Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Sept. 16, 2003
WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE REPLACES DIRECTOR
Bob Denniston to Head Media Campaign
April 1, 2003
WHITE HOUSE TO END DRUGS & TERROR ADS
Also Stops Study That Found Campaign Wasn't Working
July 9, 2002
OGILVY DRUG OFFICE WIN ROUSES LEGISLATORS
Congressman Demands Documents; Other Scrutiny Expected
July 3, 2002
OGILVY KEEPS WHITE HOUSE ANTI-DRUG ACCOUNT
Surprise Move Comes Despite Criminal Investigation
June 26, 2002
CUTS PLANNED IN WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE BUDGET
Legislators Want More Money Spent on Advertising Buys
Feb. 4, 2002
OGILVY SETTLES DRUG OFFICE CIVIL CHARGES FOR $1.8 MILLION
Criminal Investigation Continues
Nov. 14, 2001
DRUG OFFICE RFP DRAWS FLOCK OF AGENCIES
Web Site Used to Inform Bevy of Potential Bidders
Oct. 25, 2001
WHITE HOUSE DRUG OFFICE PUTS ACCOUNT IN PLAY
Proposals Requested for $152 Million Ad Program
Aug. 23, 2001
WHITE HOUSE CUTS OFF OGILVY CONTRACT
Action Follows Criminal, Civil Probe Into Anti-Drug Account
Aug. 20, 2001
OGILVY & MATHER: HONEST MISTAKE OR FRAUD?
FBI, GAO Continue Probes of White House Drug Account Billings
Aug. 14, 2001
OGILVY ISSUES RESPONSE TO FEDERAL PROBE
CEO: 'Ogilvy Did Not Meet Its Accounting Obligations'
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