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By Politico | November 13, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder's support - and a process of political elimination plus a really good interview - explain Lynch's nomination for Attorney General.

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Stokes, Brockmeyer Kick Off Annual FCPA Defense and Compliance Industry Confab

The heads of the SEC and DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act units spoke on a panel at the 31st annual defense-bar and compliance industry conference in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

Lynch’s Attorney General Nomination Slipping to 2015

Obama’s Justice Dept. pick will likely be taken up by the GOP-controlled Senate next year.

Federal Prison Reform is Top Justice Department Challenge for 2014, IG Report Says

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.

DOJ Planes May Be Spying On Your Home

The Justice Department is reportedly using planes to intercept phone data.

U.S. Prosecutors Will Aid Foreign Counterterrorism Efforts, Holder Says

The Attorney General also addressed the pending grand jury decision related to the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Federal Prosecutors Charge Former Swiss Banker with Defrauding IRS

Prosecutors Say Martin Dunki Conspired to Help U.S. Citizens Hide Hundreds of Millions of Dollars.

Nashville U.S. Attorney Nomination Advances to Senate Floor

David Rivera’s consideration has been pending since June.

Loretta Lynch Taps Former Prosecutor as Second-in-Command

Kelly T. Currie could be acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York if Lynch is confirmed as Attorney General and until the president names a permanent replacement.

Will Loretta Lynch end ‘Too Big To Jail’?

With the appointment of Loretta Lynch, the two-time U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, there is an opportunity for the Justice Department to take a tougher approach to financial crime.

Africa: A Mixed Bag of Corruption Threats and Economic Promise

There is a wide gap between the perception and reality concerning corruption within the continent. While the vein of corruption is a tributary shared among nearly all corners of the continent, the perceived risks are overstated, and Africa is in fact a surging, growing economy rife with economic possibility.

Grassley Set to be First Non-lawyer to Chair Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, is in line to chair the committee that considers federal judicial appointments, including Supreme Court nominations, as well as oversight of the Department of Justice and agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.

Private Practice Helped Her Understand Companies’ Perspectives, Leslie Caldwell Says

But the head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division expressed skepticism in a recent talk about the so-called collateral consequences companies often claim they will suffer through aggressive criminal enforcement.

Top Immigration Court Officials Promoted Relatives for Internships, Report Finds

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz found that Executive Office for Immigration Review may have violated federal nepotism laws by hiring student relatives of the office’s three most senior officials.

Fraud, for the First Time, is Defined in India: Change is in the Air

Harsh penalties for fraudsters are in the offing, and stock exchange regulators will be in a position to enforce those penalties.

Bio-Rad Resolves FCPA Probe with Non-Prosecution Agreement from DOJ and $14.35m Criminal Penalty

The life sciences corporation was accused of $7.5 million in bribes to officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand resulting in $35 million in profits.

Long-Awaited World Bank Sanctions Review Report Is Presented

U.S. corporate defense lawyers have urged reforms to the Bank’s system of investigating and punishing corrupt contractors, amid a fight over selection of corporate monitors and due process concerns.

China’s Patriarchal Culture Can Generate Unique Fraud Challenges

Fraud in China has become less about fraud and more about pretenses. Most executives who perpetrate these crimes, compelled to explain their transgressions, would likely point to the stable well being of the company as their prime motivator.

Jay Lerner Nominated as Inspector General for the FDIC

The Criminal Division veteran has, since 2011, served in the Justice Department Inspector General office.

DOJ’s National Security Division Reorganizes for Cyber and Corporate Espionage Threats

The reorganization lets Assistant Attorney General John Carlin put his stamp on the division amid increasing concern about hacks of major American companies like JPMorgan Case & Co.

Ferguson Needs Holder

Commentary from Bloomberg View.


Ink by the Barrel: Assessing the Obama Administration’s “War on the Press”

Reflection on the Obama administration’s treatment of journalists


Holder ‘Vilifies’ Law Enforcement

Former FBI assistant director writes scathing letter to president.


Currency Benchmarks Rigging

Justice Department give banks December deadline.


FBI’s Surveillance Program

Justice Department admits it misled federal court.


Foreign Exchange Settlement

Shows the lessons banks have learned.


Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Holder braces state officials.


Fast and Furious Documents

Family of slain border patrol agent reacts.


Civil Rights Legend Dies

“He was the face of the Justice Department in the South.”


FBI’s Quiet Plan

To expand hacking powers.


JP Morgan Criminal Probe

on foreign exchange trading disclosed.


Sharyl Attkisson’s New Book

Filled with “self aggrandizing” conspiracy anecdotes.


SDNY’s 225th Birthday Gala

“Like a family reunion on steroids.”


Hispanic Caucus backs Tom Perez for AG

Perez would be the nation’s second hispanic Attorney General.


Fardon Announces First Assistant

Joel Levin is the top deputy in Northern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney office.


GOP Gubernatorial Candidate in Oregon

Asks U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall to investigate Gov. Kitzhaber (D) on honest services fraud.


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President Obama announces Loretta Lynch as nominee for Attorney General.

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