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GOP Delays Perez Vote Again

By Jennifer Koons | May 8, 2022 |

Senate Republicans have used a procedural tool to delay the HELP Committee from voting on the Labor nominee.

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Senators Tell FBI, Justice to Step Up Cyber Prosecutions

Senators called for a greater law-enforcement focus on cyber crime during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism Wednesday.

Perez Committee Vote Postponed

Senate Republicans have used a procedural tool to delay the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from voting on the Labor nominee.

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    The federal investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow will be handled out of Washington after the U.S. attorney for Utah announced Monday he is recusing his office from the probe.

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    At a press conference announcing the veteran politician’s arrest, Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch revealed the disturbing allegations that John Sampson had a Justice Department mole in her office to keep tabs on the criminal probe into his activities.

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    The former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, who stepped down over the botched gun-walking investigation, has joined the firm’s Criminal Defense and Privacy & Data Security practices.

    Obama Defends FBI’s Investigation into Boston Marathon Bombing

    The president told Spanish-language television network Univision he doesn’t think it’s fair to say law enforcement “dropped the ball.”

    Acting Criminal Division Head Defends Settlements with Banks

    Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said corporate settlements provide a “roadmap” to criminal conduct that helps prosecutors pursue individuals.

    Criminal Division’s McInerney Defends Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    Denis McInerney, deputy assistant attorney general, said settlements were helping the government police corporate crime as never before.

    House Committees Announce Joint Hearing on Perez’s Role in St. Paul Case

    Republican lawmakers ramp up inquiry into the Labor nominee’s involvement in controversial case the day before his scheduled committee vote.

    Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor Carmen Ortiz, Once Excoriated, Now Hailed for Toughness

    Under fire for pursuing Internet activist Aaron Swartz, she is called “perfect” for the investigation of the Marathon bombing.

    Senior SEC Enforcement Official Stepping Down

    David Bergers, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting deputy chief of enforcement, is leaving the agency.

    Three Foreign Nationals Appear in Court for Cyber Fraud Conspiracy

    Three Romanian nationals were extradited in March to face charges of defrauding customers of PayPal, eBay and other e-commerce sites.

    Brownback Defends Kansas Gun Law, Setting Up Legal Showdown with Justice Department

    Kansas stands behind a new statute that exempts the state from federal gun regulations, Gov. Sam Brownback told Attorney General Eric Holder, suggesting a potential legal battle over the constitutionality of the measure.

    Obama Nominates AUSA and SEC Attorney to District Court

    President picks Andrea Wood, an attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, and Colin Stirling Bruce, a First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the state’s Central District.

    Inspectors General Launch Coordinated Probe of Boston Bombing Intelligence

    The Inspectors General of the Department of Justice, the Intelligence Community, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security announced they would jointly investigate the government’s handling of intelligence information in the lead up to the attack.

    Former U.S. Attorney Loses Republican Senate Primary in Massachusetts

    Michael Sullivan lost a three-way primary in a special election for the seat previously held by Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Connecticut U.S. Attorney Stepping Down

    David Fein said he will leave three years into his four-year term to pursue a job in the private sector.

    Obama Defends Handling of Boston Marathon Case, Past Prosecution of Terrorists

    The president discussed a wide range of issues, including his reiterated pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, during a press conference this morning marking the first 100 days of his second term.

    Obama Cracks Joke about Holder at Annual Press Dinner

    The president reiterated a past quip about the Attorney General during this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

    Justice Department Returns More Than $1.5 Billion to Fraud Victims

    Payouts go to victims of Enron, Qwest Communications and other major accounting fraud cases of the last decade.

    Holder Names Six U.S. Attorneys to Advisory Committee

    Three women and three men have been tapped to serve on the high-profile committee.

    Kadzik Leads Justice Department’s Legislative Affairs Office

    The Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General has had a busy first month on the job, taking the lead on the high-profile confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, nominated to head the Department of Labor.

    New Mexico Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney

    Damon Martinez has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2001.

    DOJ Asks Courts to Side With Executive Branch on Recess Appointments, Fast and Furious Case

    The “third branch” is involved in disputes of constitutional importance between the White House and Congress.

    Office of Special Counsel Investigating Whistleblower’s Complaint Against Jones

    The government ethics agency launched an inquiry into whether Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones retaliated against a subordinate, an issue complicating his nomination as ATF director.

    FBI Cyber Adviser Heads to Hunton & Williams

    Former FBI senior cybersecurity adviser Paul Tiao is leaving his post at the agency to join the privacy and data-security practice group at Hunton & Williams.

    Department of Justice Will Not Furlough Employees

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the department has transfered and allocated existing funding to avoid all furloughs scheduled to take effect this fiscal year due to the sequestration.

    Main Justice Honors FCPA Bar at Best FCPA Lawyers Client Service Awards Luncheon

    WilmerHale LLP was honored for Practice Group of the Year, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP taking top honors in the category FCPA Trailblazers. Kobre & Kim LLP was honored for Trial Firm of the Year.

    Perez Nomination Vote Delayed For Two Weeks Following GOP Objections

    The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee postponed the vote until May 8 following complaints from Republican lawmakers who have asked the Labor nominee to provide answers to more questions about his involvement in a disputed deal with the city of St. Paul, Minn.

    Most Gun Dealers Not Inspected by Federal Authorities for More than Five Years, OIG Report Finds

    ATF Director B. Todd Jones said the agency would need 504 additional employees to meet its inspection goals.

    Republican Senators Want to Delay Perez Vote

    But Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the vote would take place on Thursday as planned.

    Chertoff Assails Freeh in Bribery-Linked Casino Suit

    The former chief of homeland security says the former FBI director was a hired gun.

    Ceresney Joins Canellos as SEC Enforcement Co-Chief

    The Enforcement Division duo replace Robert S. Khuzami, who stepped down in February.

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    What Boston Means

    The senator says the United States must stay engaged with the world and understand our enemies.

    Saner Sentencing

    Commentary: ‘Mandatory minimum’ laws need an overhaul. Congress is ready. Will Obama make good on his promises?

    The Struggle for Voting Rights

    Commentary: Republicans must end resistance to full enforcement of the civil rights laws passed by Congress.

    In Defense of Corporate Settlements

    Acting Criminal Division chief Mythili Raman says they help DOJ prosecute individuals.

    Off the Mark

    Commentary: GOP wrong to use fair housing case to discredit Perez.

    Biden on Background Checks

    Congress must not let the NRA sway votes on firearm legislation.

    A judicial salary case?

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