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Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities

Loretta Lynch hasn't gotten to him yet, but the Swiss might. Sepp Blatter managed to avoid criminal charges in the United States Department of Justice's initial FIFA sting, but he hasn't gotten away from the FIFA scandal unscathed just yet. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Is Now The Target Of A Criminal Investigation: Report

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In a move that seemed like an inevitability at this point, the United States Department of Justice is said to have opened a criminal investigation into Volkswagen ’s admission to cheating on diesel emissions tests, a report from Bloomberg said. Read more...

How The Justice Department Is Actively Preventing Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Civil asset forfeiture is one of the most unethical and barbaric practices routinely performed by law enforcement in these United States today. Naturally, the Department of Justice is doing everything it can to protect the practice. Show More Summary

The Department of Justice just gutted the largest illegal music sharing site in the United States

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized control of Sharebeast, the popular music filesharing site. was the largest illegal filesharing site for music operating within the U.S., according to the RIAA. Like the historical...Show More Summary

Justice Department Aims to Bring All Charged in FIFA Scandal to US

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that US Justice Department hopes to bring all people charged in the International Federation of Association Football corruption scandal in May to the United States.

Florida man accused of trying to set bomb off at Kansas City 9/11 memorial

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Florida man has been arrested and accused of plotting to detonate a pressure-cooker bomb at a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, was arrested on charges of...

Justice Department instates new rules, warrants to use Stingray cellphone monitoring tech

4 weeks agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

Privacy advocates get another big win today thanks to a new rule passed by the United States Department of Justice. The department has installed a new policy called "Enhanced Policy for Cell-Site Simulators" which details the ways in which federal law enforcement can use Stingray technology.

US DOJ: It's unconstitutional to prohibit the homeless from sleeping outside

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Banning the homeless from sleeping outside when they have nowhere else to sleep is unconstitutional, argues the United States Department of Justice in a statement of interest filed regarding a Boise, Idaho court case about an anti-camping ordinance. Read the rest

The FBI Is Not Equipped To Protect America From Cyber Threats, New DOJ Investigation Reveals

A report recently released by the United States Department of Justice shows that FBI staffing is problematic for combating cyber threats. Though the Bureau began an official cyber-security program in 2012, and the government released...Show More Summary

135 Congressmen Demand Attorney General Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

Some 135 members of the House of Representatives today sent a formal request to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) immediately investigate the practices of Planned Parenthood regarding the sale of aborted baby body parts following the release of two graphic videos. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by […]

One in 9 African American Kids Has Parent in Jail - US Justice Department

More than a tenth of African American children in the United States have a parent that is incarcerated and the situation calls for urgent reforms of the country’s criminal justice system, US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said in a press release on Wednesday.

Barry Bonds Will No Longer Be Prosecuted by US Justice Department

Former Major League Baseball All-Star Barry Bonds is no longer being prosecuted for obstruction of justice charges. According to The Associated Press, the United States Department of Justice formally dropped Bonds' criminal prosecution...Show More Summary

Uzbek Islamist Group Suspect Brought to US on Terror Charges -Justice Dep't

An alleged activist supporter of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been flown to the United States to face terrorism offenses, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.

Justice Department Could Prosecute Companies for Food Safety Issues

The declaration comes in response to recent Listeria outbreaks. The United States Justice Department said on Monday that it will consider punishing companies that are responsible for outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, reports the Associated Press. Show More Summary

DOJ Offers New Plan for Notifying 2006-07 Salmonella Outbreak Victims

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a plan with the U.S. District Court in Albany, GA, for notifying the victims of the first Salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter ever to occur in the United States. The notification is about a pending criminal case that might offer them one last chance of obtaining restitution... Continue Reading

FIFA official agrees to be extradited to the United States

A FIFA official arrested in Zurich during an early morning raid in May at the behest of the U.S. Justice Department has agreed to be extradited to the United States.

Two Thirds of US Police Departments Lacked Body Cameras Records in 2013

Less than one third of the 18,000 police forces in the United States equipped their officers with body cameras to record their actions during 2013, the Department of Justice said in a press release.

Eric Holder Hints at Possible Plea Deal for Edward Snowden

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder said "the possibility exists" that the Justice Department could reach a plea deal with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor responsible for revealing the extent of NSA surveillance...Show More Summary

BP 'Got Off Cheaply' With $18.7 Billion Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that the United States, together with several state and hundreds of local governments, had reached a settlement for all remaining civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010, BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and set off the largest...

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, regarding the extradition from Jamaica and prosecution of Damion Bryan Barrett

Mortgage Fraud Blog. “This sentence sends a very strong message that scammers operating in foreign countries will be held accountable for the laws they break in the United States.  The Justice Department is committed to bringing these international fraudsters to justice.” The post Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Show More Summary

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