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Text Of Swiss Prosecutors' Statement On FIFA

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption: ___ The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against...Show More Summary

Switzerland Begins FIFA World Cup 2018, 2022 Criminal Proceedings

Swiss Office of the Attorney General said in a statement that they had opened criminal proceedings against FIFA officials on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering tied to winning the hosts bids of the World Cup 2018 and 20...

AG Schneiderman pushes sweeping ethics fix

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday is set to unveil a comprehensive ethics bill.

FTD, Classmates Inc. To Pay $11M To Resolve Multi-State Allegations Of Deceptive Advertising

The attorneys general from 22 states signed an $11 million settlement with a national flower delivery service and social networking site today to resolve allegations that the two companies misled consumers into buying subscription services...Show More Summary

Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000

A political group accused of misleading conservatives will pay tens of thousands of dollars to former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli under a settlement reached Thursday. Cuccinelli (R) accused Conservative StrikeForce PAC last fall of using his 2013 gubernatorial run to raise funds that were never delivered to the campaign. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch, new attorney general, works to develop rapport with police

When Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the aftermath of last month's anti-police riots, she made a point of meeting quietly with a dozen officers as they were going out to patrol the still-tense city.

Cleveland reaches settlement with Justice Department over police conduct

The Justice Department and Cleveland officials have agreed to settle a case alleging widespread misconduct by the city's police, the first such agreement reached under the new attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who took office last mo...

New York attorney general fights group's 'radical' bid to free chimps

(Reuters) - An animal rights group's "radical attempt" in various lawsuits in New York state to extend legal rights to chimpanzees could undermine ownership of pets and farm animals, the New York attorney general's office said on Friday.

Loretta Lynch: We’ll Be ‘Less Safe’ If Patriot Act Expires

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended U.S. surveillance programs today and said America could be "less safe" if the PATRIOT Act expires.

Campaign Worker Sends Fake News Release Saying Foe Left Race

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race. Attorney General Joseph Foster says 28-year-old...Show More Summary

CBS’s O’Donnell to Loretta Lynch: Do Police Shootings Show ‘Individual Racism’ or ‘Institutional Racism’?

In the first network interview with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Friday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O’Donnell used recent police shootings to push accusations of racism: “Your first day on the job, you were dealing with what was going on in Baltimore....I mean, we've had Ferguson, we've had Cleveland, we've had North Charleston. Show More Summary

When is a gift not a gift?

promoted by Rosi Answer: When You're the Governor of New Jersey. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, a trusted Christie insider, issued a formal legal opinion this week in which he determined that Executive Order 24 - which requires annual disclosure of gifts, etc. Show More Summary

Why Is The Attorney General Making Claims About PATRIOT Act That Her Own Agency's Report Says Are Not True?

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We already posted about the new DOJ Inspector General report analyzing the FBI's use of the PATRIOT Act's Section 215 "business records" collection. Among the various things in the unredacted sections of the report is yet another claim...Show More Summary

Big changes to credit reports are on the way: What it means for you

Attorneys general in 31 states reached a settlement with the major credit reporting agencies to make some important changes in consumer credit reports

Loretta Lynch: 'I Am Very Concerned' For Americans If A Key Section Of The Patriot Act Expires

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she's "very concerned" about what could happen if section 215 of the Patriot Act, set to expire June 1, is not reauthorized by Congress. “My biggest fear is that we will lose important eyes on...Show More Summary

Justice Department report contradicts Attorney General Loretta Lynch's claims about Patriot Act

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was just interviewed by CBS News, fearmongering about losing Section 215 of the Patriot Act if Congress fails to re-authorize it. Only problem for her is the DoJ's own IG just released a report today that directly contradicts what she said. Read the rest

$187 MILLION Pocketed by 4 Cancer Charities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has joined attorneys general in every state in accusing four cancer charities, run by extended members of the same family, of lying to donors, collecting

Texas Mostly Agrees to Comply Federal Anti-Prison Rape Laws

In a remarkably civil letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state would comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act “wherever feasible.” That’s a big step from previous Governor Rick Perry,...Show More Summary

Hunting Whales: The Problem with Prosecuting SIFIs

Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch made the unprecedented announcement that five of the world’s largest banks – JP Morgan, Citi, Barclay’s, RBS, and UBS – would be pleading guilty to criminal charges.  According to the allegations,...Show More Summary

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