While the effort previously drew little national attention, the Obama administration since 2009 has been aggressively investigating law enforcement agencies for civil rights violations under authority of a 1994 law.
Prosecutors may use obscure fraud law to charge Christie associates.
One hundred and thirty six members of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division received recognition for outstanding service at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.
The Vermont Democrat and outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said three district court nominees in Texas – including current U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman in Texas’s Western District – would fill judicial emergency vacancies.
DOJ Investigators have reviewed the Intelligence Committee’s report and “did not find any new information that they had not previously considered in reaching their determination” to dismiss the previous investigations, the Justice Department said.
Reached similar conclusions as local officials.
The British bank may have committed additional violations since settling charges of prohibited transactions with Iran in 2012, the Justice Department said.
House expected to follow suit before the end of the session on Thursday.
Attempts to derail nomination are childish
A Bank of America settlement was held up because the S.E.C.’s commissioners could not agree on granting the bank a waiver from rules that could prevent it from selling certain investments.
The department also is banning racial profiling from national security cases for the first time.
More than 550 homicides by law-enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 aren’t included in records kept by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
With cybercrime at the top of the nation’s law enforcement agenda, the Criminal Division’s venerable CCIPS is jockeying with the National Security Division for resources and turf.
Brandon Garrett’s new book, Too Big to Jail, criticizes federal prosecutors for being too compromising with corporations that break the law.
New Jersey lawmakers did not rule out the possibility, however, as they have been unable to interview several witnesses.
A veteran of the Justice Department’s criminal Fraud Section entered private practice on Dec. 1 after more than two decades as a federal prosecutor.
As a result of this “pattern … of unreasonable and unnecessary use of force,” the city and Justice Department have signed an agreement “to develop a court-enforceable consent decree that will include a requirement for an independent monitor who will oversee and ensure necessary reforms.”
Denver AUSA Dave Conner battled cancer for 15 years.
Although he had no opposition, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky had to wait six months for his confirmation vote.
Eugene Ingoglia, one of the prosecutors who secured the insider trading conviction last February of Mathew Martoma, said on Wednesday that he was leaving the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York to take a job with a private law firm.
The Justice Department will conduct a civil-rights investigation into the death of a black Staten Island man after a state grand jury cleared the white police officer who held him in a chokehold.
A whistle-blower who made corruption allegations about the gulf state’s bid has given information to federal investigators.
In the wake of a string of abuses by New York police officers in the 1990s, Loretta E. Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, spoke forcefully about “the pain of a broken trust” that African-Americans felt.
Audience members chanted “No justice, no peace!”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says new Justice Department guidance will aim to ensure fair and effective policing.
Racial tensions have become personal issue for Holder.
Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras said yesterday it had received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission asking for documents relating to an investigation it is pursuing.
Republican lawmakers are asking the Justice Department for more information on the agency’s mortgage-securities settlements with Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. this summer.
Loretta Lynch announced in January that her office collected more than $904 million in criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2013.
Office of Legal Counsel’s Leondra Kruger would be court’s youngest member.