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2022-05-06 21:34:16
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Opens New Office to Crack Down on Polluters

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it was opening a new Office of Environmental Justice to crack down on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it was opening a new Office of Environmental Justice to crack down on industrial polluters. Top priorities of the new program are reducing climate change and protecting low-income or disadvantaged communities, according to... Read More

NYPD Veteran Convicted of Assaulting Officer in Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas... Read More

2022-04-29 21:34:48
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Sues Trump Campaign Manager Saying He Hid $16M in Taxable Income

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Justice Department is suing Paul Manafort, the former presidential campaign manager of Donald Trump,... Read More

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Justice Department is suing Paul Manafort, the former presidential campaign manager of Donald Trump, after he allegedly hid taxable income he was paid as a consultant for business and political interests in Ukraine. Prosecutors... Read More

State Report Details Bias in Minneapolis Police Department

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An extensive state investigation launched after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020 found that the... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An extensive state investigation launched after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020 found that the Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least the past decade. The Minnesota Department... Read More

Biden Pardons Former Secret Service Agent and Two Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to... Read More

2022-04-20 23:18:04
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Sues Towing Company for Auctioning Service Members’ Cars

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Justice Department is suing a Virginia towing company it accuses of towing and auctioning the... Read More

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Justice Department is suing a Virginia towing company it accuses of towing and auctioning the vehicles of military service members while they were deployed on active duty. The lawsuit says Steve’s Towing Inc. of Virginia... Read More

2022-04-18 21:46:26
by Tom Ramstack
ACLU Reaches Settlement With Justice Dept. Over Police Clearing Lafayette Square Protest

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department announced a settlement last week in four lawsuits resulting... Read More

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department announced a settlement last week in four lawsuits resulting from police forcibly expelling protesters from Washington, D.C.'s, Lafayette Square in June 2020. The confrontation was a prelude to former... Read More

2022-04-14 21:50:23
by Tom Ramstack
Chinese Vehicle Manufacturers Fined $1.6M for Catalytic Converters

WASHINGTON — Three Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles and recreational vehicles must pay a $1.6 million fine after a federal court... Read More

WASHINGTON — Three Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles and recreational vehicles must pay a $1.6 million fine after a federal court in Washington, D.C., found they did not comply with U.S. environmental standards. The Environmental Protection Agency imposed the fines on... Read More

Videos Show Patrick Lyoya Shot in Head by Michigan Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Black man face-down on the ground was fatally shot in the back of the... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Black man face-down on the ground was fatally shot in the back of the head by a Michigan police officer, the violent climax of a traffic stop, brief foot chase and struggle over a... Read More

2022-03-31 22:59:07
by Madeline Hughes
DOJ Gives Support for US Antitrust Legislation for Digital Companies

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is throwing its support behind a law that could change how American online shoppers... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is throwing its support behind a law that could change how American online shoppers are shown products. The bill, called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, would make it illegal for an online... Read More

2022-03-18 21:06:19
by Tom Ramstack
Government Settles for $127.5M With Families of School Shooting Victims

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $127.5 million to families of students killed by a gunman... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $127.5 million to families of students killed by a gunman in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.... Read More

2022-03-09 22:02:58
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Seeks Tougher Enforcement Against Pandemic-Related Misdeeds

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s tougher stance against COVID-19 fraud and misdeeds is showing up in recent announcements of prison... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s tougher stance against COVID-19 fraud and misdeeds is showing up in recent announcements of prison sentences for people making false claims for million-dollar government loans. So far this month, they have included a former Seattle,... Read More

2022-02-24 22:22:05
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Department Halts China Initiative Prosecutions

WASHINGTON – An assistant U.S. attorney general announced Wednesday the Justice Department is ending its Trump-era China Initiative intended to... Read More

WASHINGTON – An assistant U.S. attorney general announced Wednesday the Justice Department is ending its Trump-era China Initiative intended to halt Chinese economic spying after a series of embarrassing court failures. The China Initiative also drew criticism from civil rights... Read More

2022-02-18 22:38:35
by Dan McCue
National Archives Confirms Trump Took Classified Docs to Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON — The National Archives confirmed Friday there were classified national security documents among the 15 boxes of presidential materials... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Archives confirmed Friday there were classified national security documents among the 15 boxes of presidential materials recently retrieved from former President Donald Trump’s home, the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. In a letter to the... Read More

2022-02-11 22:24:55
by Dan McCue
Federal Prosecutors Seek Flexible, Agencywide Remote Work Policy From DOJ

WASHINGTON — As public and private employers grapple with the future of work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

WASHINGTON — As public and private employers grapple with the future of work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a group representing federal prosecutors wants the Justice Department to allow for telework and remote work at least two days... Read More

Justice Dept. Announces $3.6B Crypto Seizure, Two Arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016... Read More

Ahmaud Arbery's Mother: Hate Crimes Plea Deal is a Betrayal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The son and father convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have reached a plea agreement that could avoid their... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The son and father convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have reached a plea agreement that could avoid their trial on federal hate crime charges. Arbery's parents denounced the deal as a betrayal, and called on the judge to... Read More

2022-01-27 23:19:09
by Dan McCue
Garland Updates Bipartisan Group of Election Officials on Threat Status

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland held a virtual discussion with a bipartisan group of election officials on Wednesday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland held a virtual discussion with a bipartisan group of election officials on Wednesday, providing them with an update on the threats that have been investigated and addressed in the past several weeks. Among... Read More

2022-01-25 21:04:54
by Reece Nations
FBI Raid May Complicate Cuellar’s Bid for Reelection

LAREDO, Texas — Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is entangled in an FBI investigation stemming from his ties to the Republic... Read More

LAREDO, Texas — Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is entangled in an FBI investigation stemming from his ties to the Republic of Azerbaijan ahead of a tightly contested March 1 primary election. It is unclear at this time whether Cuellar and... Read More

Prosecutors: Video Will Show Three Cops Violated Floyd's Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Witness testimony will get underway in earnest Tuesday at the federal civil rights trial of three... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Witness testimony will get underway in earnest Tuesday at the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of failing to intervene as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by pressing his knee into the... Read More

2022-01-20 22:28:52
by Tom Ramstack
Case Dismissed Against Professor Charged With Spying for China

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of spying for China... Read More

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of spying for China in another blow to a Trump administration effort to protect U.S. intellectual property. Gang Chen, who was born in China... Read More

2022-01-05 23:03:04
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Officials Seek Assurances Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Won’t Be Repeated

WASHINGTON — Federal officials in Washington on Wednesday discussed security improvements since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON — Federal officials in Washington on Wednesday discussed security improvements since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol but made no effort to hide their lingering anger. The Justice Department announced last week that 725 suspects have been... Read More

Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Floyd’s Death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he... Read More

2021-12-14 22:00:09
by Dan McCue
Two Louisiana Men Indicted in Alleged Vote-Buying Scheme

NEW ORLEANS — Two Louisiana men — one a former police chief; the other, a current elected official — have... Read More

NEW ORLEANS — Two Louisiana men — one a former police chief; the other, a current elected official — have been indicted on charges they engaged in a scheme to pay for votes in a federal election. According to the... Read More

2021-12-13 21:50:59
by Tom Ramstack
Harvard Scientist Faces Trial for Alleged Spying for China

WASHINGTON — A well-known Harvard University nanotechnology professor is scheduled for trial Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts, in a case that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A well-known Harvard University nanotechnology professor is scheduled for trial Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts, in a case that also tests the Justice Department’s initiative to crack down on spying for China.  Charles Lieber claims he was merely collaborating... Read More

Jussie Smollett Guilty Verdict Latest in Polarizing Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a... Read More

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized political landscape, with people — including the president of the United... Read More

2021-12-06 20:03:53
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues Texas Over Redistricting Plan

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting the Latino vote. “The attorney general has made clear that the Justice... Read More

EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup... Read More

Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a... Read More

2021-11-29 19:43:11
by Tom Ramstack
Bannon Accused of Trying to Orchestrate Trial by Media

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges... Read More

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges he faces through the media instead of federal court. They said in a court filing that Bannon wants to share... Read More

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