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2022-10-04 23:22:29
by Dan McCue
DOJ Begins to Spell Out Midterm Election Security Efforts

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice on Tuesday showed the first outward signs of it ramping up election security efforts... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice on Tuesday showed the first outward signs of it ramping up election security efforts ahead of the 2022 midterms, spelling out some of the activities it will be engaged in before and after Nov.... Read More

2022-10-04 21:56:25
by Dan McCue
Trump Asks Justices to Intervene in Classified Documents Case

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to review a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to review a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the Justice Department to continue to review documents marked as classified that were seized from... Read More

2022-09-30 21:11:10
by Dan McCue
Garland Sets New Rules for DOJ’s Use of State Secrets Privilege

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday imposed a new set of rules Justice Department officials will have to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday imposed a new set of rules Justice Department officials will have to follow to invoke the state secrets privilege in litigation in the name of protecting national security. In a memo sent... Read More

US Case Against American Airlines and JetBlue Heads to Court

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue's pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice Department and... Read More

Trump Docs Probe: Court Lifts Hold on Mar-a-Lago Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president's Florida estate as part of its ongoing... Read More

Judge Grants Trump Bid for Special Master in Document Search

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a legal victory for former President Donald Trump, a federal judge on Monday granted his request for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a legal victory for former President Donald Trump, a federal judge on Monday granted his request for a special master to review documents seized by the FBI from his Florida home and temporarily halted the Justice Department’s use of the... Read More

2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

2022-09-01 21:10:02
by Dan McCue
Florida Judge Opts to Move Slowly on Trump Special Master Request

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by former President Donald Trump in 2020 said... Read More

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by former President Donald Trump in 2020 said Thursday she would like to take more time to consider his request to appoint a special master to review documents... Read More

2022-08-31 15:15:50
by Dan McCue
Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision... Read More

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home earlier this month — namely that it had obtained evidence... Read More

2022-08-30 19:21:14
by Dan McCue
Garland Bars Political Appointees at DOJ From Attending Political Events

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland informed Justice Department staff on Tuesday that he is barring political appointees in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland informed Justice Department staff on Tuesday that he is barring political appointees in the department from attending all political events. Garland disclosed the new policy, which is more restrictive than in years past, in... Read More

2022-08-23 20:59:41
by Dan McCue
Lensmaker Essilor to Pay $16.4M to Resolve Kickback Claims

WASHINGTON — Lensmaker Essilor has agreed to pay $16.4 million to resolve allegations it caused claims to be submitted to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Lensmaker Essilor has agreed to pay $16.4 million to resolve allegations it caused claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid that violated federal anti-kickback statutes.  Essilor, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, manufactures, markets and distributes optical lenses and... Read More

Trump's Turbulent White House Years Culminate in Fla. Search

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One of Shaquille O’Neal's giant sneakers displayed alongside football helmets, boxing belts and other sports memorabilia, crowding his Trump Tower office and limiting... Read More

2022-08-19 19:55:03
by Dan McCue
DOJ Must Release Barr-Era Memo on Possible Trump Prosecution

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department must release in full a legal memo that then-Attorney General William Barr claimed played a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department must release in full a legal memo that then-Attorney General William Barr claimed played a role in his deciding not to charge then-President Trump on the basis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference... Read More

2022-08-16 20:47:12
by Tom Ramstack
Environmental Justice Index Announced to Help Guide Federal Policy

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new online tool to help communities gauge the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new online tool to help communities gauge the extent pollution is contributing to health risks for their residents. It is intended primarily to benefit residents of disadvantaged communities.... Read More

2022-08-12 21:16:25
by Dan McCue
FBI Seized ‘Top Secret’ Documents from Trump Home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former President Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home on Monday, revealing for the first time that the FBI is investigating him for... Read More

Trump Home Search: Judge Deciding on Unsealing the Warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's request to unseal the warrant that authorized the FBI to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. Attorney General Merrick Garland... Read More

2022-08-11 20:38:59
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Files Motion to Unseal Search Warrant, Receipt From Trump Raid

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former President Donald Trump, announcing that the Justice Department has filed a motion in the federal court in South Florida to... Read More

2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

2022-07-26 20:52:41
by Madeline Hughes
Titanium Blockchain CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud in $21M Scheme

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A cryptocurrency CEO pleaded guilty to fraud Friday, according to a statement from the Department of... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A cryptocurrency CEO pleaded guilty to fraud Friday, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Michael Alan Stollery, 54, of Reseda, California, was the CEO of Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. TBIS raised $21... Read More

2022-06-27 21:21:14
by Dan McCue
Justices Side With Two Doctors Snared in Opioid ‘Pill Mill’ Case 

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said on Monday that prosecutors must prove doctors knowingly misprescribed drugs... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said on Monday that prosecutors must prove doctors knowingly misprescribed drugs to secure convictions against them for the unlawful distribution of controlled medicines, like opioids. The decision came down in a... Read More

2022-06-24 21:45:04
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Suspects Trump Supporter of Influencing Jan. 6 Riot Prosecutions

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to investigate whether former Trump attorney Sidney Powell is contributing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to investigate whether former Trump attorney Sidney Powell is contributing funds to the legal defense of the right ring extremist Oath Keepers accused of raiding the U.S. Capitol on Jan.... Read More

2022-05-26 20:28:10
by Madeline Hughes
Twitter Fined $150M for Using Emails, Phone Numbers for Targeted Advertising

WASHINGTON — Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million fine in a settlement reached with the Department of Justice... Read More

WASHINGTON — Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million fine in a settlement reached with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission for improperly using users’ email addresses and phone numbers for targeted advertising, according to a... Read More

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

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