U.S. Department of Justice

Fox News Slammed by Legal Experts for Saying Trump Was Right About Obama Wiretap

The president's claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower aren't true even after Manafort disclosure, say legal experts.

Donald Trump

What is at stake for Uber in U.S. bribery probe?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will likely go on for a year or more …

Corruption

Retired Mountie accused of smuggling narwhal tusks to be sentenced in U.S.

Prosecutors say Gregory Logan of Saint John smuggled 250 tusks valued at up to $3M<p>A retired RCMP officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across …

Corruption

U.S. expects Madoff $4 billion fund payout to start this year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government expects this year to begin payouts from a $4 billion fund for Bernard Madoff's victims, ending their nearly nine-year wait to begin recouping losses from his Ponzi scheme.<p>In a letter made public on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said it "recently …

Business

Oil tycoon's One57 pad returns for $39M after foreclosure attempts stall

Nigerian mogul Kola Aluko’s 79th-floor apartment is back<p>The full-floor One57 penthouse owned by Nigerian oil tycoon Kola Aluko—who, you’ll recall, is being investigated for his alleged involvement in money laundering schemes—dodged foreclosure over the summer. Now, the 79th-floor condo is back on …

Real Estate

Insights into Iranian Cyber Espionage: APT33 Targets Aerospace and Energy Sectors and has Ties to Destructive Malware « Threat Research Blog

When discussing suspected Middle Eastern hacker groups with destructive capabilities, many automatically think of the suspected Iranian group that …

Cybersecurity

Trump border wall lawsuit filed by California

The state of California filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a federal district court challenging the Trump administration's plans to build a wall along the …

Immigration

Why the U.S. and Russia Are Fighting Over a Suspected Cybercriminal From Greece

Moscow has accused Washington of "kidnapping" its citizens as the U.S. cracks down on international cybercrime.

Corruption

Don't expect much next week on tax reform

<b>DON’T EXPECT MUCH NEXT WEEK ON TAX REFORM</b> — MM hears that while nothing is finalized yet, the Big Six tax negotiators are leaning against releasing much in the way of new detail on a tax plan when they put out fresh paper next week. We are told the document might show a little more leg but that it …

Economy

The EV Revolution is Booming

The electric car market is booming. Tesla makes more than 84,000 Model S and X cars per year for global consumption, and CEO Elon Musk promises that …

Electric Vehicles

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Companies are hacking back against cybercriminals to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.<p>The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their …

Security

Grandparents, beware this despicable scam

Don't let your loved ones fall for this scam targeted at the elderly.<p>To make a scam work, con artists generally know they have to play on one of two emotions: fear or greed. Once the scammers trigger either of these two emotions in their target, they know they have a good chance of making victims …

News (U.S.)

Company guilty of trafficking oils from endangered plants

A Utah-based essential oils company pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking therapeutic oils from Peru and Nepal.<p>The Deseret News reports …

Business

McKinsey Faces Legal Action as South Africa Opposition Party to Sue

South Africa’s biggest opposition party will on Tuesday file charges of fraud, racketeering and collusion against global consultancy firm McKinsey & …

Business

DOJ switches gears, halts review of Milwaukee police

MILWAUKEE — A federal review of the Milwaukee Police Department has been halted with the retooling of a program once focused on improving trust between police and communities.<p>The move effectively ends the U.S. Department of Justice's collaborative reform initiative as it has existed since 2011. The …

News (U.S.)

Authorities: Last leader of drug-dealing gang sentenced

BOSTON — The U.S. Department of Justice says the last of three gang leaders in a Massachusetts drug dealing operation has been sentenced to …

Crime

Google Shuffles Top Policy Team Amid Ongoing EU Antitrust Row

Caroline Atkinson, an experienced diplomat Google hired last year to steer its global policy efforts, is stepping aside from that management …

Antitrust Laws

Deputy AG Rosenstein addresses Constitution Center crowd, stays mum on Mueller

The moderator seated across from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday evening rifled through a thick stack of index cards — questions …

Government

Fan Of 'The Americans' Spy TV Show Gets 5 Years In Prison For Attempting To Sell Satellite Secrets

Gregory Allen Justice, an engineer from Culver City, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing satellite information from his …

Apparently

Eric Garner's Mother Still Wants Officer In Chokehold Incident Fired

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The mother of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold on Staten Island in 2014, met with the Civilian Complaint Review …

Policing

Juneau takes a novel approach to dealing with chronic shoplifters

Weary of a burgeoning shoplifting problem, Juneau is embarking on an experimental approach to reducing petty theft without putting people in …

Justice

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to meet separately with federal, local law enforcement in Portland

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland Tuesday to meet separately with federal and local law enforcement, an administration official …

Immigration

US won't prosecute former St. Louis cop on civil rights charges

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Justice concluded a year ago that there was insufficient evidence to pursue a separate federal civil rights …

Policing

California Lawmakers Vote to Become “Sanctuary State” as Part of Broad Pushback Against Trump

Lawmakers in the state of California passed a “sanctuary state” bill in the early hours of Saturday morning that would offer broad protections to …

Immigration

Policing the Police Takes a Black Eye: Sessions Cuts Program That Investigates, Publicizes Police Department Failings Shortcomings

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice showed once again that it is more concerned about police morale than it is about police failings when it …

Policing

Details or no details?

<b>DETAILS OR NO DETAILS?</b> — Lot of interesting stuff in my conversations with House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the POLITICO Pro Summit on Thursday. But one thing jumped out at me. Brady was super cagey about what exactly tax reform negotiators will …

Economy

Baltimore Mayor, DOJ Submit Pick For Consent Decree Monitor

<b>BALTIMORE (AP) —</b> Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, along with the police department and the U.S. Department of Justice, submitted a joint …

Justice

Chicago scores legal victory in sanctuary city battle with Sessions

Acting on a lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago, a judge Friday said the Trump administration can’t withhold law-enforcement grant money from …

Immigration

Report: Trump Told Sessions to Resign During Humiliating Oval Office Meeting

During an Oval Office meeting which Attorney General Jeff Sessions described as extremely humiliating, President Donald Trump berated his top law …

World Leaders

Judge rules in city's favor on sanctuary cities, grants nationwide injunction

A federal judge in Chicago Friday blocked the Trump administration's rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get a public safety grant.<p>In a 41-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber said the city has shown a "likelihood of success" in …

Immigration