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.
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.
Tim Heaphy will step down at the end of 2014 after more than five years in office and plans to enter private practice.
Credit Suisse agreed to the payout as part of a more than $2.5 billion settlement with several government authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State’s financial services department.
The president nominated Roseann A. Ketchmark to serve as District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.
Thanks to record-setting fines against banks, the amount was more than triple what was collected in 2013.
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In a congressionally mandated annual report, DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz identified seven areas that he believes represent the Department’s most urgent concerns.
Reflection on the Obama administration’s treatment of journalists
Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge says her sources at the FBI and Justice Department are “super pissed off” with the White House for commenting on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.