Jay Ginsberg is a New Orleans attorney who has acted as the hearing examiner and administrative judge to the city’s Civil Service Commission.
Prosecutors say the suspect, Reza Olangian, was arrested in Estonia in October 2012 and extradited to the U.S. in March.
This would have been the first major case for the U.S. Attorney’s office under Kenneth Polite, who arrived in September as the head of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
A coalition of more than 120 state and national organizations including the NAACP wrote to acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt said Wednesday that he intends to file a friend of the court brief in support of the merger.
In the Bank of America case and two others in New York, influential judges have signed off on the Justice Department’s novel interpretation of an obscure 1989 law called the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, or Firrea.
Board: JP Morgan settlement won’t solve problems.
Abdel Bary, an Egyptian lawyer extradited to the U.S. in 2012, had sought to have charges against him dismissed, saying the government had violated his First Amendment rights by using the phrase “extremist interpretation of Islam” in his indictment.
The bank was found liable for fraud on Wednesday on claims related to defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit, a major win for the U.S. government in one of the few big trials stemming from the financial crisis.
The assertion is the first time prosecutors have said publicly that the defendant, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, 49, spoke to law enforcement officials and implicated himself in criminal activity.
U.S. Special Operations forces captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai in Libya earlier this month, and prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York want him to be tried alongside two others.
The Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform laments the cost to businesses and lack of incentives for companies to self-report violations.
Board: Vast scale of eavesdropping abroad undercuts America’s influence.
The majority of the deal is expected to be tax deductible, two sources familiar with the matter said.
The often embattled Attorney General had originally intended to step aside later this year, but the president asked him to remain, sources told CNN.
The Justice Department argued that a warrant wasn’t necessary to track suspects via GPS.
If claims are brought, Bank of America would join JP Morgan Chase & Co. in facing Justice Department demands that it resolve liabilities inherited while buying weakened rivals at the government’s urging during the credit crisis.
The Attorney General, who has been criticized for not doing enough to hold financial institutions accountable following the 2008 financial crisis, said he was carrying out a “priority” for both the Obama administration and his Justice Department.
The early denunciations now seem over the top.
“Over the last four years, America has witnessed an increase of nearly 150 percent in the number of people shot and killed in connection with active shooter incidents. Although research methods and results vary, it’s become clear that new strategies – and aggressive national response protocols – must be employed to stop shooters in their tracks.”
Attorney General Eric Holder called for “new strategies and aggressive national response protocols” during a speech at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.
Column: Feds’ hypocrisy will make other banks wary in the next crisis.
Board: Landmark that shows how much politicians now control U.S. finance.
He bashed Obamanomics, column asserts.
CEO Jamie Dimon personally called one of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s top lieutenants to reopen settlement talks, the New York Times reports.
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to use the $13 billion settlement with J.P. Morgan & Chase as a model for continuing probes of other large, financial institutions.
If JPMorgan pays a $13 billion settlement?
To Wall Street, Jamie Dimon looks like the Teflon C.E.O.
The tentative deal does not release the bank from criminal liability for some of the mortgages it packaged into bonds and sold to investors.
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says.
"He certainly comes at the law from a prosecutor's perspective." -- William Yeomans on DOJ official Roy Austin, the leading candidate to head ICE.