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By Josh Kovensky | January 26, 2015

Monty Wilkinson, left, is director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington, which is examining the issue. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, has authority to set pay.

Senate Judiciary to Loretta Lynch: Expect a Grilling

Though likely to win confirmation, the attorney general nominee will face questions on issues like immigration, war and the IRS.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Press for Equal Pay With Counterparts at Justice Department Headquarters

The department’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington is examining the issue, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed.

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C.I.A. Officer in Leak Case, Jeffrey Sterling, Is Convicted of Espionage

The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has led an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval. Prosecutors prevailed after a yearslong fight in which the journalist, James Risen, refused to identify his sources.

Holder Taps New Heads of Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

The new chair and vice chair have replaced Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.

Justice Officials to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.

John Horn Takes Over as Acting Atlanta U.S. Attorney

Horn succeeds Sally Quillian Yates, who was nominated this month to be Deputy Attorney General, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.

Merit Systems Protections Board Voids Stevens Prosecutors’ Suspensions

Calling the actions by top department brass a “harmful procedural error,” the Jan. 2 decision sustained a 2013 ruling from an administrative judge that overturned the suspensions of Alaska Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Bottini and James Goeke.

Criminal Division Fraud Section’s Jeff Goldberg Departs for Amazon

The Deputy Chief oversaw trial practice for the units litigating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, securities fraud and healthcare fraud.

Newly Disclosed Correspondence Details Role of Akin’s Mark MacDougall in Dahdaleh Trial Collapse

England’s Serious Fraud Office appeared increasingly desperate in December 2013 exchanges with the Akin Gump lawyer, whose testimony they needed to avoid an embarrassing dismissal of a major bribery prosecution.

DOJ’s Incoming Criminal Fraud Section Chief Worked with Business Lobby for FCPA Reform

Andrew Weissman worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2010 on a campaign to encourage changes to the 1977 foreign anti-bribery law that critics argued would weaken it. Now, he will oversee FCPA enforcement.

Justice Department Says Farewell to Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole

The department’s No. 2 official was the “James Brown” of the DOJ, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said, riffing off the late funk legend’s nickname as the “hardest working man in show business.”

DOJ Spies on Millions of Drivers

Government document describes national database.


‘Fast & Furious’ Reporter to Testify on Lynch

Sheryl Attkisson is witness at nomination hearing.


Ya Think?

After Sheldon Silver indictment, pundits ponder whether Preet’s got political ambitions.


Friend to Animals

Humane Society honors FBI Director for tracking animal cruelty offenses.


Agents Abroad

IG faults DOJ in wake of Colombia scandal.


Lynch’s Brother on Racism

Leonzo D. Lynch, a pastor in Charlotte, had strong words on the MLK holiday.


Loretta Lynch’s ‘Secret Docket’

Leslie Caldwell’s client was a bad guy who got leniency in exchange for informing, NRO says.


Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

WSJ editorial begins, “It isn’t often that we praise Eric Holder ….”


DOJ Collected Phone Records

Court filing reveals department arm had its own secret database.


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