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Senior Justice Department Official Moves to Pepsico as General Counsel

Tony West, who left his position as the No. 3 official at the Justice Department earlier this week, is headed to Pepsico to become general counsel, according to people familiar with the decision.

Eric Holder Really Doesn't Want Fast and Furious Documents Released

Back in July after a long FOIA lawsuit from government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to produce a...

Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employees”

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“The Justice Department has a suggestion for banks hoping to avoid criminal charges: Rat out your employees.” By agreeing to throw individuals under the bus, the company as a whole will qualify for valuable cooperation credits. [BenShow More Summary

Senior Justice Department Official Moves to Pepsico as General Counsel

WASHINGTON -- The cola wars are still being waged at the Department of Justice. Tony West, who left his position as the No. 3 official at the Justice Department earlier this week, is headed to Pepsico Inc., to become general counsel, according to people familiar with the decision.

Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employees

Comments by Marshall L. Miller, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department’s criminal division, reflect the agency's renewed interest in charging individual bank employees – rather than just the banks.

Court Orders for Surveillance Hit Record in 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice sought a record number of court orders last year for information about whom criminal suspects were communicating with by phone and email.

Court Orders for Surveillance Hit Record High in 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice sought a record number of court orders last year for information about whom criminal suspects were communicating with by phone and email.

DOJ Proposal Would Let FBI Hack Into Computers Overseas With Little Oversight

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Ahmed Ghappour, over at JustSecurity, alerts us to a rather frightening proposal from the Justice Department that would enable law enforcement to hack into the computers of people who are trying to be anonymous online. At issue is that...Show More Summary

Rochester Man Charged With Attempting To Aid ISIS

A Rochester, N.Y., man was indicted Wednesday on charges of attempting to help the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) and attempting to kill US soldiers, the Department of Justice announced. A federal grand jury in Rochester returned a seven-count indictment on 30-year-old Mufid A. Show More Summary

GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating

A senior House Republican is asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into reports that some federal patent examiners are getting pay and bonuses for time they didn’t work. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), an early champion of letting federal employees work from home, said the reports of time and attendance fraud could undermine the government’s […]

Venita Godfrey-Scott; renovations at VA’s expense

AW1 Tim sends us a link to the Department of Justice press release about Venita Godfrey-Scott of New Haven, Connecticut who was a supervisor in the Facilities Management Service of the VA hospital in New Haven. Here, let them tell you the story; From approximately 2010 until 2013, GODFREY-SCOTT directed VA employees that she supervised […]

DoJ inspector general finds wrongdoing (then nothing happens)

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

FOIA findings: “Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department’s own internal watchdog. Show More Summary

Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Are the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments conspiring to obstruct justice?

Paul Rosenberg asks the question: Are the police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri, involved in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the case of Michael Brown’s murder? It seems disturbingly possible, given theirShow More Summary

CHANGE: White House Yanks Debo Adegbile Nomination. “The Debo Adegbile story has ended. The White…

CHANGE: White House Yanks Debo Adegbile Nomination. “The Debo Adegbile story has ended. The White House yesterday pulled his nomination to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division after it was defeated on a procedural vote in the Senate in March. PJ Media was the first to report on the radical background of Adegbile [...]

Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Returns

Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders)...Show More Summary

The Justice Department’s Scandalous Decision to Invoke ‘State Secrets’ & Protect an Anti-Iran Group

In an unprecedented move, the United States government has moved to invoke the state secrets privilege in a private defamation lawsuit, which does not appear to hinge upon any government activity. The government has also called for the...Show More Summary

WH Withdraws DOJ Nomination of Lawyer Who Defended Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

On Monday, the White House officially withdrew the nomination of Debo Adegbile, who voluntarily defended cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to head the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division six months after the Senate rejected him.Show More Summary

Is the Justice Dept.’s New Program to Find Homegrown Terrorists Wonderful or Worrisome (or Both)?

2 days agoNews : Reason

Today Attorney General Eric Holder introduced the public to a "pilot program" the Department of Justice is rolling out to better attempt to track down people living in the United States who may be considering running off to join ISIS and becoming terrorists. Show More Summary

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