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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accused Spies Granted Bail as Secret Service Investigates
Law
Accused Spies Granted Bail as Secret Service Investigates
2022-04-13 23:26:34
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., released two accused spies on bail Wednesday after prosecutors failed to show they were flight risks or a threat to national security. The two men, Haider Ali and Arian Taherzadeh, had been... Read More

DOJ Warns State AGs Not to Block Access to Gender Affirming Care
Civil Rights
DOJ Warns State AGs Not to Block Access to Gender Affirming Care
2022-04-01 19:08:23
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice warned all state attorneys general on Thursday that preventing transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care infringes on the constitutional protections of the 14th Amendment. The Justice Department’s warning came in a letter signed by... Read More

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

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

Scavino, Navarro Face Contempt Vote From Jan. 6 Committee
Jan. 6
Scavino, Navarro Face Contempt Vote From Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol is pushing ahead with contempt charges against former Trump advisers Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in response to their monthslong refusal to comply with subpoenas. Navarro, Trump’s trade adviser, and... Read More

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

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

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

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

Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Firms Doing Business with Russian Partners
Law Enforcement
Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Firms Doing Business with Russian Partners
2022-03-04 21:00:52
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department started organizing a task force this week to enforce the sanctions against Russia announced in recent days by President Joe Biden. More than a dozen U.S. attorneys are hunting down violators of export controls... Read More

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

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

<strong>Justice Department Sues Missouri to Prevent Gun Law Restriction </strong>
In The States
Justice Department Sues Missouri to Prevent Gun Law Restriction 
2022-02-17 21:16:50
by Reece Nations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to prevent Missouri from enforcing a state law it says hinders the enforcement of federal firearm laws. The DOJ’s complaint, filed in federal court in Jefferson City,... Read More

<strong>Federal Prosecutors Seek Flexible, Agencywide Remote Work Policy From DOJ</strong>
Future of Work
Federal Prosecutors Seek Flexible, Agencywide Remote Work Policy From DOJ
2022-02-11 22:24:55
by Dan McCue

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
Cryptocurrencies
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 arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016... Read More

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Man Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery
Civil Rights
Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Man Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement Monday that would have averted a hate crimes trial for the white man convicted of murder for fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery, whose parents angrily objected to the deal as unfair and... Read More

<strong>Garland Updates Bipartisan Group of Election Officials on Threat Status</strong>
Law Enforcement
Garland Updates Bipartisan Group of Election Officials on Threat Status
2022-01-27 23:19:09
by Dan McCue

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

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

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

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

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

England’s High Court Approves Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder for Espionage Trial
International
England’s High Court Approves Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder for Espionage Trial
2021-12-10 17:16:56
by Tom Ramstack

LONDON — England’s High Court of Justice on Thursday cleared the way for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges. It overruled a lower court’s ruling that blocked extradition because of a risk... Read More

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

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

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

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

Justice Department to Prioritize Prosecution of Air Rage Incidents
Travel
Justice Department to Prioritize Prosecution of Air Rage Incidents
2021-11-24 21:13:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Merrick Garland had a message Wednesday for anyone tempted to lose their cool — act... Read More

Justice Dept. to Pay $130 Million to High School Shooting Survivors
Litigation
Justice Dept. to Pay $130 Million to High School Shooting Survivors
2021-11-23 21:49:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with family members and survivors of the 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. Local media reports say the settlement amount... Read More

Justice Dept. Intervenes Against Trump In Lawsuit Against Social Media Giants
Litigation
Justice Dept. Intervenes Against Trump In Lawsuit Against Social Media Giants
2021-11-23 21:20:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department intervened this week in a lawsuit former President Donald Trump filed against social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube. Trump accuses the companies of violating his First Amendment right to free speech by banning... Read More

Senate Confirms Jonathan Kanter as Justice Department’s Top Antitrust Official
Justice
Senate Confirms Jonathan Kanter as Justice Department’s Top Antitrust Official
2021-11-17 19:21:48
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Senators voted 68-29 on Tuesday to confirm competition lawyer Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Kanter has established himself as a critic of big tech and has represented companies like Microsoft... Read More

Steve Bannon Indicted On Two Counts of Contempt of Congress
Justice
Steve Bannon Indicted On Two Counts of Contempt of Congress
2021-11-12 22:05:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

Justice Dept. Indicts Three Men Accused of Running PAC Scam
Justice
Justice Dept. Indicts Three Men Accused of Running PAC Scam
2021-11-12 18:24:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department plans to prosecute three men for allegedly running scam political action committees that raised $3.5 million for 2016 presidential campaigns but donated only $19 to help former President Donald Trump get elected. Instead, they used... Read More

US to Pay $88M to Families, Victims of SC Church Massacre
Law
US to Pay $88M to Families, Victims of SC Church Massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he... Read More

Over 100 Jailed in International Darknet Narcotics Sting
Law Enforcement
Over 100 Jailed in International Darknet Narcotics Sting
2021-10-26 17:58:01
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Department of Justice’s Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement in tandem with the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation on Tuesday announced the culmination of the agencies’ efforts to disrupt opioid trafficking on the... Read More

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