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By Wall Street Journal | September 15, 2014

Many felt the administration had hung Adegbile out to dry. His nomination to lead the Civil Rights Division never had a chance, but satisfied key constituencies. It was formally withdrawn only today.

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Jill Kelley’s Lawsuit Alleging FBI Privacy Violations in Handling of Petraeus Probe May Partially Proceed

Amy Berman Jackson allowed Kelley to continue with one count of her privacy violation claim over unlawful disclosure of information to the media.

New Mexico Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Abusing Motorist

Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella’s motion to disqualify New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez from the prosecution will be heard later today.

Steinmetz Trust Said to Hire Lieberman, Ex-FBI Head on Probe

Beny Steinmetz Group Resources faces a number of bribery allegations concerning its winning of iron ore concession from a Guinean dictator.

HP Russia Pleads Guilty in California to Foreign Bribery Charges

HP first reached an FCPA settlement with the U.S. government in April over the conduct of three of its subsidiaries.

Justice Department Often Fails to Prosecute Misconduct in Its Own Ranks

A Freedom of Information Act request of Inspector General records reveals a “startling array” of transgressions that failed to result in firing or prosecution.

Tony West’s Indian Country Work Left Lasting Impact, Speakers Say in Farewell

The Associate Attorney General was given a send-off from the Great Hall at Justice headquarters after five years helping to lead the department.

Former Federal Prosecutor Can Proceed as ‘John Doe’ In Discrimination Lawsuit Against DOJ

Although his identity can be found in news articles searchable via Google, a stigma associated with mental illness tipped the balance in the plaintiff’s favor, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled.

Judge Splits Difference in House’s Fast & Furious Contempt Suit Against Holder

Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the House Oversight Committee’s effort to force the attorney general to give a date for the specific policy decision used as grounds for withholding each disputed document from the panel. But she also asked DOJ to produce a privilege log for assessment.

Former Tax Division Attorney, And DOJ Spokesman Who Misdialed, Are Thrust On Stage of House IRS Probe

House Oversight Committee Republicans have accused the Justice Department of trying to keep Andrew Strelka from questioning, while Office of Public Affairs Director Brian Fallon makes a wrong call.

Justice Department Inspector General Testifies About Stonewalling

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called the situation “outrageous” at House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Michael Horowitz, the DOJ’s independent watchdog.

SFO’s Alstom Bribery Case, 5 Years in the Making, Debuts in London Magistrate Court

The Serious Fraud Office charge sheet against Alstom is attached to this article.

$43 Million in Spending Puts Wal-Mart Over a Half-Billion Spent on FCPA

Wal-Mart has been investigating a possible cover-up of foreign corruption violations since 2012.

Sung-Hee Suh Named Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division

Suh is the first high-level appointment announced by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who is moving to put her stamp on the Criminal Division after nearly four months on the job.

Stuart Delery to Serve as Acting Associate Attorney General

The current Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division will serve as the Justice Department’s acting No. 3 official after the departure on Sept. 15 of Associate Attorney General Tony West.

McDonnell Guilty Verdicts a Huge Victory for Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section

Public Integrity Section Deputy Chief David Harbach delivered the winning closing arguments in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Tony West, No. 3 at DOJ, and Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Announce Departures

West, the Associate Attorney General, and Durkan are two of the longest-serving Senate-confirmed Justice Department officials in the Barack Obama administration.

Antonia Apps and James Pastore Leave SDNY for Private Practice

Top insider trading and cybercrime prosecutors leave the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Debevoise LLP.

Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox Departs Justice’s Criminal Division for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

In an interview with Main Justice, Knox discussed his “difficult” decision to leave the department after 11 years, while defending the lack of a compliance defense for corporations facing prosecution. UPDATED

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

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

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.

Tommy Boggs, R.I.P.

The legendary power broker died today in his home in Chevy Chase.


Ex-Tea Partier Claims

That two SDNY prosecutors are violating his First Amendment rights.


Covering for the IRS?

Editorial questions ‘cloak and dagger’ operation surrounding former Tax Division attorney Andrew Strelka.


Private Lawsuit Risks State Secrets?

DOJ intervenes in a defamation lawsuit against group advocating for tough Iran sanctions.


Rush to Judgment?

Founder of investigations firm Nardello & Co. criticizes Holder on Ferguson.


Okla. NAACP Wants Probe

Of cop accused of sexually assaulting black women.


Can Mueller Be Independent?

Investigating the Ray Rice incident, given Wilmer’s other lucrative work for the NFL?


Texas Dems Want DOJ Probe

Did Texas AG Greg Abbott raid a voter group to dry up its funding?


Rebekah Carmichael Honored

For public affairs work at NJ U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office.


$250,000 a Day

Yahoo’s threatened fine if it didn’t comply with U.S. demands for email, unsealed docs show.


Sal Perricone Speaks

A reporter knocked on his door and was treated to a three-hour catharsis.


West: Jamie Dimon Phone Call Was Pivotal

DOJ’s departing No. 3 recalls JPMorgan negotiations.


Pitman Testifies at Confirmation Hearing

The Western Texas U.S. Attorney is nominated to be a federal judge.


Billion-Dollar Settlements Not Enough

To truly punish banks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others tell Fed governor.


Zalmay Khalilzad Suspected of Money Laundering

Probe of former Amb. to Iraq and Afghanistan revealed after blogger finds documents in Vienna prosecutor’s trash.


DOJ Grilled on Checkpoint Detention

5th Circuit’s Jennifer Elrod had pointed questions about holding of Air Force major.


DOJ Awards to Honor GOP Candidate

Congressional hopeful John Katko in New York is a former prosecutor.


Holder: No Jail for NYT Reporter

James Risen has resisted testifying about his source in CIA leak case.


Are You Off the ‘No-Fly’ List?

OK, government will tell you if you ask.


Field Narrows for Hogsett

Former U.S. Attorney may run for Indianapolis mayor.


Paul McNulty’s New Chapter

The former Deputy Attorney General is now head of a private Christian college near Pittsburgh.


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