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By Politico | August 28, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says complying with a Freedom of Information Act request will make it harder to secure fewer redactions from the CIA.

SEC Awards $300,000 to Whistleblower, Mistakenly Identifies Enforcement Action

The commission later removed identifying case information from its whistleblower award order.

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Syrian Extradited from Turkey to Face Terrorism Charges in the U.S.

Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Ahmad was indicted under seal in 2011 for allegedly supplying parts for explosive devices used to blow up U.S. troops in Iraq from 2005 to 2010.

Chasing a Slippery Privilege, Wal-Mart Wages Battle on Several Fronts

A cache of leaked whistleblower documents gave The New York Times its 2012 expose on bribery in Mexico and a subsequent alleged cover-up. They’re now in the hands of plaintiffs lawyers.

Family of Louisiana Man Who Died in Sheriff’s Custody Asks for Justice Dept. Investigation

Victor White III’s death while in custody of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana was ruled a suicide.

Deleted Court Records from Pacer Spark Bitter Complaints

“Simply stunning, and brazen,” wrote Josh Blackman, an assistant law professor at South Texas College of Law, of the unannounced removal of four U.S. appeals courts’ records.

Buy Body Cameras for Cops, Lawmaker Tells Holder

In the wake of a shooting death in Ferguson, Mo., Rep. Adam Schiff wants everything recorded.

Report: Dallas U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña Leading Candidate to Run ICE

The Obama administration’s original choice for the job, then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Roy Austin, was opposed by law enforcement groups.

FBI Sought New Mexico Sheriff’s Badge to Test for DNA

Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella allegedly shoved his badge in the face of a motorist he is accused of terrorizing.

New Mexico Sheriff, Charged With Abusing Motorist, Points Finger Instead at the U.S. Attorney

Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas R. Rodella – accused of threatening a motorist he’d been tailgating with a gun – claims that New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez has a “personal vendetta” against him.

The Hedge Fund and the Despot

Och-Ziff is under foreign bribery investigation by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sal Perricone Blames Ambien For His Anonymous Online Commenting

The scandal led to the resignation of New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and the ordering of a new trial for police officers convicted of post-Hurricane Katrina killings.

Eric Holder Almost Gives the Ferguson Race Speech Obama Couldn’t

Those who are frustrated with Obama will likely find solace in the Attorney General.

Parents of Unarmed Bronx Teenager Shot in 2012 Deliver 33,000 Signatures to DOJ

The parents of Ramarley Graham, shot and killed two years ago by a police officer in New York, asked the DOJ to more thoroughly review the case on Wednesday.

Goldman Sachs Drops Bid to End Libyan Wealth Fund Suit

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) abandoned its bid to get a U.K. court to throw out a $1 billion lawsuit by the Libyan Investment Authority that alleged the New York-based bank made about $350 million selling it investments that turned out to be worthless.
Goldman Sachs had asked a London judge in April to decide that the [...]

Cleary Gottlieb Represented Vale During Corporate ‘Dupe’ Over Guinea Mining, Rio Tinto Says

Key meetings between mining companies Vale and Rio Tinto took place in Cleary Gottlieb’s New York offices, Rio Tinto’s revised RICO complaint says, among other new details.

Cobalt and BP’s Missing Research Center

The absence of a mysterious research center in Angola could be evidence of oil corruption.

Ex-Rabobank Trader Pleads Guilty to Rate Rigging

A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.

Michael McCrum, Special Prosecutor of Texas’s Rick Perry, and the Road Not Taken

The special prosecutor who obtained an abuse of power indictment against the long-time Republican governor was once set to become the U.S. Attorney in Texas’s Western District.

FBI Withheld Information on National Security Letters, DOJ IG Asserts

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has accused the department of stonewalling some information requests with improper assertions of privilege.

Justice Department Stonewalling Its Inspector General, Letter Says

Forty-seven Inspectors General wrote Congress this week to raise alarms over alleged attempts at DOJ and other agencies to keep records from their independent watchdogs.

Esquenazi, Rodriguez File Supreme Court Petition in FCPA Instrumentality Challenge

In May, the Eleventh Circuit rejected Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez’s challenge of the Justice Department’s interpretation of a key Foreign Corrupt Practices Act definition.

Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections Do Not Apply Outside U.S., Appeals Court Rules in Siemens Case

A Taiwanese citizen working in China for a Germany company who is fired for reporting allegedly corrupt contracts in North Korea isn’t covered by United States anti-retaliation whistleblower protections, the Second Circuit rules.

Classified Work for the U.S. Led to Leniency for Ex-American Banknote Corp. CEO

EXCLUSIVE: It took ten years for a judge to sentence Morris Weissman for a 2003 accounting fraud conviction – in part because the former CEO of the secure transactions and anti-counterfeiting company had been working with U.S. intelligence.

Mayer Brown’s Urgenson Talks Financial Industry FCPA Risk

Top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense lawyer Laurence Urgenson participated in a teleconference Thursday about international enforcement of anti-corruption laws.

India’s New Corporate Social Responsibility Law Exposes U.S. Companies to New Fraud Risks

US companies may be at increased risk as a result of India’s well intended new law surrounding Corporate Social Responsibility.

Updated FCPA Corporate Monitors List Has Three New Names

Just Anti-Corruption maintains a historical list of corporate monitors in all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements.

James Foley was Waterboarded

ISIS modeled torture of American journalist on CIA technique, former hostages said.


Freeh’s Condition a Mystery

A virtual news blackout surrounds the former FBI Director, seriously injured after crashing his SUV.


Saldaña Tapped for ICE

White House announces Dallas U.S. Attorney’s intended nomination for immigration post.


Tax Scofflaw

Former U.S. Attorney pleads guilty to willful failure to file a tax return, a misdemeanor.


Indefensible?

Why Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer is leaving the defense team—and the Army.


Railroading Officer Wilson?

Conservative commentary says Eric Holder puts race above impartial law enforcement.


Immigration Judges Should Not Work for DOJ

So say unions representing judges, who work for Justice’s Exec. Office for Immigration Review.


Bared Teeth, but No Bite

It’s almost ridiculous that we consider it progress by merely forcing corporate wrongdoers to admit the truth.


Comey’s Tour Comes to Dallas

FBI Director is touring all 56 field offices around the country. Dallas was No. 37.


Freeh Back in Surgery After Wreck

The former FBI director sustained serious injuries after crashing his SUV in Vermont.


Ferguson Protesters Expected Arrest

But St. Louis U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan instead gave the protesters marching on his office a meeting.


Chicago U.S. Marshall Resigns

Darryl McPherson resigns amid probe of his financial management.


Lois Lerner Emails

Aren’t missing after all, DOJ tells Judicial Watch, which calls the revelation ‘jaw dropping.’


Lease Extension

For Justice Dept.’s 600 E. St. NW location.


Criminal Probe Opened

Into the beheading of American journalist Jim Foley by ISIS.


U.S. Examines Role of GM Lawyers

Did legal dept. conceal evidence of faulty ignition switch?


Christie Aide’s AG Chances Sink

Kevin O’Dowd, former AUSA under Christie in NJ, was questioned in Bridgegate.


Retiring Magistrate Judge

Holly Fitzsimmons reflects fondly on career in Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office.


Michael McCrum Profile

Special prosecutor behind the Rick Perry indictment.


DOJ Wanted to Investigate Taser Death

NAACP calls on DOJ to investigate a man tasered to death in CA.


Comey on Shurtleff

Visits Salt Lake City, doesn’t comment on DOJ-FBI split in investigation.


Billionaire Named in Anti-Iran Group Suit

Commodities investor Thomas Kaplan calls it harassment.


Obama: Enemy of the Press

James Risen calls President ‘greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.’


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