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Report: Justice Finds Criminal Wrongdoing In GM Ignition Switch Case

The Justice Department has found criminal wrongdoing in General Motors' actions related to its ignition defects, and is negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, The New York Times reported Friday. A settlement is expected as soon as this summer, and a fine is expected to be greater than [...]

Justice Department finds criminal wrongdoing in GM ignition switch defect: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors Co's failure to disclose a defective ignition switch, and they are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, the New York Times reported on Friday. Show More Summary

G.M. Inquiry Said To Find Criminal Wrongdoing

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to disclose a defect tied to at least 104 deaths, and are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, according to people briefed on the inquiry. Show More Summary

The Justice Department Wants Annual Domestic Drone Checkups

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice announced Friday that its agencies deploying surveillance drones in the U.S. will conduct annual privacy reviews. It also placed some limited restrictions on the use of such unmanned aircraft systems. Under...Show More Summary

Department of Justice Settles Virtual Currency Enforcement Action

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California recently settled an enforcement action against Ripple Labs Inc., a Delaware corporation providing virtual currency exchange services.

The Big Banks Are Corrupt - And Getting Worse

The Justice Department's latest settlement with felonious big banks was announced this week, but the repercussions were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations. That's not enough. We need to understand that our financial system is not merely corrupt in practice. Show More Summary

Department of Justice Proposes Legislation to Improve Access to Voting for American Indians and Alaska Natives”

Press release: Today the Department of Justice proposed legislation that would require states or localities whose territory includes part or all of an Indian reservation, an Alaska Native village, or other tribal lands to locate at least one polling place … Continue reading ?

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

yesterdayHumor / 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

Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked whether Navient Corp. would lose its lucrative contract. Show More Summary

Watchdog Finds Huge Failure In Surveillance Oversight Ahead Of Patriot Act Deadline

WASHINGTON -- In a declassified and heavily redacted report on a controversial Patriot Act provision, the Justice Department’s inspector general found that the government had failed to implement guidelines limiting the amount of data...Show More Summary

FBI Defied Law for Seeking Business Records Under Patriot Act for 7 Years

A Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that for seven years the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated statutory law designed to restrict the agency’s surveillance power. During this period, the agency sought individuals’...Show More Summary

Wall Street Trading ‘Cartel’ Warned Initiates ‘Mess This Up And Sleep With One Eyes Open’

Ahead of today's rate rigging settlement, @GeigerWire got @bsurveillance up to speed: http://t.co/ZIovgDJ1Iq #Libor pic.twitter.com/IPw8jXFtVz — David Meyers (@davidfmeyers) May 20, 2015 Yesterday the Department of Justice announcedShow More Summary

Megyn Kelly And Michelle Malkin Go On Racial Rants Against Michelle Obama And The DOJ

Megyn Kelly teamed up with Michelle Malkin to further Kelly’s racial obsession with smearing the Obama Department of Justice... and for dessert: a racial attack on Michelle Obama. read more

Site-spoofing online reservation systems

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported in the Washington Post:The hotel industry... recently asked the Department of Justice to investigate travel sites that are “trying to pass themselves off as the actual hotel.”.. At best, these reservations are simply made on behalf of a third party instead of by the hotel and may have additional restrictions or booking fees. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 742

American Center for Law and Justice, State Department Takes a Page from IRS Playbook on Clinton Emails: Yesterday’s revelation that the State Department is processing (read: stonewalling) 50,000 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but that none of those emails will be ready for public consumption until sometime in...

Justice Department: NSA May Need To Begin Winding Down Surveillance Program As Early As Friday

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Justice Department has informed lawmakers that the National Security Agency will need to begin shutting down its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records after Friday if Congress fails to act by then to reauthorize or amend the...Show More Summary

When Will Our Justice Department Jail the Criminal Bankers?

People of little means in our country are routinely being incarcerated for minor crimes. Meanwhile, big-time criminals engaging in major financial crimes that effectively involve the theft of billions of dollars from the public aren't being prosecuted. Today we learned of yet another huge settlement by five of the largest [...]

Unless Congress acts, NSA could begin shutting down data collection Friday

The National Security Agency will begin as early as Friday shutting down its program to collect bulk telephone records unless Congress reauthorizes or changes the controversial program by then, Justice Department officials advised Capitol Hill lawmakers Wednesday.

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The NSA bulk records story keeps moving in the same direction: The Justice Department has informed lawmakers that the National Security Agency will need to begin shutting down its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records after Friday if Congress fails to act by then to reauthorize or amend the program. In a memo, the […]

'If you aint cheating, you aint trying' and other ridiculous quotes from the traders who just cost Wall Street $5.8 billion

On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced that, together with a handful of other regulators, it would fine Wall Street banks some $5.8 billion for their roles in the 2008 LIBOR interest rate and currency rigging scandal. As we learn...Show More Summary

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