The Ernst & Young LLP Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice provides a summary and analysis.
Statement from May 14, 2013
From Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press:
We appreciate the DOJ’s prompt response, but it does not adequately address our concerns. The letter simply restates the law and claims that officials have complied with it. There are three significant concerns:
The scope of the subpoena was overbroad under the law, [...]
Eric Holder said today that the department has opened a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.
Left-leaning columnists and members of the media joined Republicans in demanding an explanation for the Justice Department’s move to secretly obtain two months of telephone records from the Associated Press.
The Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice for the Americas at Ernst & Young LLP provides a summary and analysis of the joint DOJ/SEC Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
This latest scandal may present the most serious threat to Obama’s reputation.
Commentary: This isn’t a time for letting processes play out. This is a time to take action.
“The Obama administration needs to be transparent with its rationale for such a sweeping intrusion,” the Iowa Republican said.
“I am very troubled by these allegations and want to hear the government’s explanation,” the Vermont Democrat said.
The Associated Press said the Justice Department obtained records from phone lines assigned to AP offices and its reporters, which the news service described as a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.”
Family members of Swartz, who committed suicide Jan. 11 while facing hacking charges, sought to make public the names of the federal prosecutors, law enforcement officials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors and others involved in the case.
A conviction of Rick Renzi would be a big consolation after the setbacks in the cases of Ted Stevens and John Edwards.
Commentary: Limits on FBI powers appear to strike right balance between safety and civil liberties.
The Attorney General told graduates at the University of California Berkeley School of Law that terrorism suspects should be tried in U.S. courts.
Editorial: John Swallow cannot and should not continue representing Utah’s legal interests.
Guantanamo Bay represents a painful legacy of American fear and excess.
Commentary: Tell Eric Holder to end the unhealthy practice.
Editorial: Blocking Obama’s Cabinet nominees undermines the normal flow of government.
Thirty firms honored at awards luncheon in Washington.
District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Ron Machen and Washington Mayor Vincent Gray may have shared the stage but barely acknowledged each other.
The Justice Department released 15 pages to the ACLU that were entirely redacted.
As more prominent Republicans stay on the sidelines, Matt Whitaker vows to line up with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
“Not everything I told you was false,” New York state Sen. John L. Sampson insisted to the feds.
Under the terms of the agreement, the University of Montana will reform how the school responds to accusations of sexual assault following a year-long DOJ investigation into complaints that such allegations were mishandled.
Kerry Harvey, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, announced the appointment of a new First Assistant and chief of the office’s civil division.
The eight defendants formed the New York cell of a massive cyber crime ring; they allegedly stole about $2.8 million in the two attacks this winter.
Matt Whitaker was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004 to 2009.
Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the attacks.
Editorial: Get to the bottom of allegations against Utah AG John Swallow.
Senators called for a greater law-enforcement focus on cyber crime during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism Wednesday.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary." -- OIG report faulting former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for giving a Fox News producer a memorandum about Fast and Furious case.