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    Six alleged fraudsters have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in hopes of a competitive business edge, the Justice Department announced Friday. The defendants planned to pay over $100,000 in exchange for an unfair advantage on the Amazon marketplace, where third-party merchants sell goods,...
    Six alleged fraudsters have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in hopes of a competitive business edge, the Justice Department announced Friday. The defendants planned to pay over $100,000 in exchange for an unfair advantage on the Amazon marketplace, where third-party merchants sell goods, officials...
    DENVER (CBS4) – More than $2.8 million in funds from the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program will go toward helping victims of the 2019 shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn announced Friday. (credit: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) On May 7, 2019, two students fired weapons in the school. Kendrick Castillo was...
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr's provocative critique of career employees who work for him and of politics surrounding Justice Department investigations is his clearest acknowledgment of a worsening divide between President Donald Trump's attorney general and his rank-and-file. In a speech intended to celebrate Constitution Day, Barr used inflammatory rhetoric to take aim at everything from...
    The Department of Justice announced on Friday that six people have been charged in connection to a scheme to bribe Amazon personnel and contractors for “an unfair advantage” in the online market, CNBC reports. Federal prosecutors accuse the defendants of relying on bribery, having allegedly planned to pay more than $100,000 for an unfair advantage...
    Yes, it's a horror show at the Justice Department. In case you were wondering whether Attorney General William Barr has turned the U.S. Justice Department into a rank political weapon, here's your answer: A DOJ spokesperson admitted Thursday the department had explored bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, for their...
    Five people are facing criminal charges after a federal building in Las Vegas was damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd in May. The Foley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was targeted during a demonstration in the gambling mecca five days after Floyd died while being detained by a White Minneapolis police officer, an incident...
    Top House Democrats called for Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham for their investigation of the Trump-Russia investigators one day after Senate Democrats made the same request. “We write to ask that you open an emergency investigation into whether” Barr, Durham, and other...
    Attorney General William Barr and top officials within the Justice Department have urged federal prosecutors to charge violent protesters who have burned buildings with sedition, an internal memo shows. In the memo to US attorneys, Jeffrey Rosen, the department's No. 2 official, wrote that he and Barr have told federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who...
    The Justice Department is suggesting that prosecutors consider charging violent protesters where applicable with "seditious conspiracy," among other legal avenues, according to a memo sent Thursday to Attorneys General from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. The federal sedition law is used rarely but is aimed at charging individuals with overthrowing the government. Rosen explained in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have tried to make the case that he and his agency conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. In remarks Wednesday night at an event hosted by Hillsdale College, Barr had called the lockdown orders the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history” since slavery. His comments, at a Northern Virginia...
    Former CIA Director John Brennan opened up about various inquiries into the Russia investigation during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC. After the Senate Homeland Security Committee voted to authorize the use of a subpoena against him in its investigation, Brennan shrugged off the implications of the vote. He said the chairman, Sen. Ron...
    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top officials in the U.S. Justice Department are encouraging prosecutors to consider sedition charges against protesters who have burned buildings and engaged in other violent activity, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. Jeffrey Rosen, the department's No. 2 official, wrote that he and Attorney General William...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris joined the nine other Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling upon Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate U.S. Attorney John Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation. “We write to request that you investigate whether U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation complies with Department of...
    By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. In remarks Wednesday night at an event hosted by Hillsdale College, Barr had called the lockdown orders the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history” since slavery. His...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Blue Bell Creameries has been ordered to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties after the Texas-based company pleaded guilty to shipping contaminated products. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the decision from a federal court in Texas Thursday, saying this comes after the shipments were linked to the 2015 listeriosis outbreak. Blue Bell...
    (CNN)Justice Department prosecutors looked into the possibility of bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, over their handling of weeks of protests that for a period laid siege to a federal courthouse and other buildings, according to Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman. The idea is part of Attorney General William...
    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. In remarks Wednesday night at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Barr had called the lockdown orders the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history” since slavery. His comments came...
    Meaghan Ellis September 17, 2020 0 Comments Attorney General William Barr lambasted lower level attorneys within the Department of Justice (DOJ) as he dismissed the idea of them having any authority to have input on how the federal agency is run. Barr delivered a speech on Wednesday evening at Hillsdale College in honor of...
    Igor Derysh September 17, 2020 6:48PM (UTC) Attorney General Bill Barr came under fire from Democrats after arguing during a Wednesday speech that coronavirus lockdowns were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" outside of slavery. "You know, putting a national lockdown — stay-at-home orders — is like house arrest. It's — you know, other than slavery,...
    Iranian cyberattackers conducted a major operation to hack into “companies involved in aerospace or satellite technology and international government organizations” across the United States and four other countries, according to federal investigators. “This case highlights the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s efforts to infiltrate the networks of American companies in search of valuable commercial information...
    Iranian cyberattackers conducted a major operation to hack into “companies involved in aerospace or satellite technology and international government organizations” across the United States and four other countries, according to federal investigators. “This case highlights the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s efforts to infiltrate the networks of American companies in search of valuable commercial information...
    Officials at the Justice Department investigated whether they could hit city leaders in Portland, Oregon, with criminal or civil rights charges as violence became a nightly occurrence in the city between protesters and law enforcement. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec confirmed to the Associated Press that the agency was looking for legal avenues to hold...
    The Justice Department looked at possible criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Ore., after weeks of clashes between federal law enforcement and violent protesters, spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Fox News. Kupec declined to comment on whether the department ultimately will bring charges. This is a developing story; check back for updates. Fox News'...
    Attorney General William Barr said that coronavirus lockdown measures are the “greatest intrusion of civil liberties” in the United States since slavery. “You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. It’s — you know, other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on...
    Attorney General William Barr gave a speech condemning the “criminalization of politics” while calling for line prosecutors to be reigned in and DOJ leadership to assert itself. The Trump administration's top law enforcement official spoke at the conservative Hillsdale College’s Constitution Day dinner on Wednesday evening as he faces scrutiny over decisions in cases...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 28, 2020.Chip Somodevilla | Pool | Reuters In scathing remarks against his own staff, Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the Justice Department has recently acted "more like a trade association for federal prosecutors than the...
    Weeks after White House officials called for a halt on federal worker training sessions that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned. Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to crack down on federal...
    SEATTLE mayor Jenny Durkan could reportedly face charges for failing to clear the "autonomous zone" set up by Black Lives Matter protesters in the city earlier this year. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, known as CHAZ, was a six-block area occupied throughout June as part of demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd...
    Washington —  Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as "headhunters" in their pursuit of prominent targets and for using the weight of the criminal justice system to launch what he said were "ill-conceived" political probes. The comments at a speech at Hillsdale College...
    The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington issued a statement early Thursday denying an explosive report that claimed Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for allowing the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) police-free protest zone that led to two fatal shootings. Brian T. Moran, the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters” in their pursuit of prominent targets and for using the weight of the criminal justice system to launch what he said were “ill-conceived” political probes. The comments at a speech at Hillsdale...
    Attorney General Bill Barr asserted his authority to intervene in politically-charged cases and castigated career Justice Department staff in a Wednesday speech. “What exactly am I interfering with? Under the law, all prosecutorial power is invested in the attorney general,” Barr said in the speech at Hillsdale College, a conservative Michigan institution. The attorney general...
    (CNN)Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday said a report that Attorney General William Barr suggested prosecutors consider filing charges against her are "chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration."Barr, The New York Times reported, asked prosecutors in the Justice Department's civil rights division to investigate if they could charge Durkan as...
    Attorney General Bill Barr spoke at Hillsdale College on Wednesday night and teed off on what he decried as “headhunting” of big targets within the Department of Justice. He said of the department he runs, per CNN, “Name one successful organization or institution where the lowest level employees’ decisions are deemed sacrosanct, there aren’t....
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him on Tuesday, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration."Name one successful organization or institution where the lowest level employees' decisions are deemed sacrosanct, there aren't. There aren't any letting the...
    Loading the player... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers, officials said Wednesday. The five defendants remain fugitives, but prosecutors say...
    The Justice Department harshly criticized the Chinese Communist Party for allegedly allowing cybercriminals to operate freely in China in announcing new charges against five Chinese nationals for a host of thefts targeting companies in the United States and worldwide. “The Department of Justice has used every tool available to disrupt the illegal computer intrusions...
    The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against five Chinese nationals for their alleged hacking of over 100 companies in the US and overseas, including social media companies, universities, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, as well as activists and politicians in Hong Kong. In their announcement Wednesday, the Justice Department said that the five Chinese citizens were...
    TECH giant Apple helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the arrest of a Black Lives Matter demonstrator suspected of firebombing police cars. Forbes reported that the FBI reached out to Apple for Kelly Jackson's iCloud information after learning of his identity. 4Apple helped the FBI in the arrest of a BLM demonstrator...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges against five Chinese nationals Wednesday who hacked into companies and institutions throughout the United States and elsewhere, as well as charges against two Malaysian nationals who allegedly helped the hackers target victims. “The Chinese defendants targeted well over 100 victims worldwide in a variety of industries and sectors...
    Washington DC (CNN Business)The Justice Department ordered an Al Jazeera online news platform based in the US to register as a foreign agent on Monday, declaring that the outlet is "an agent of the Government of Qatar," according to a letter from the Justice Department obtained by CNN. The designation for that platform, AJ+, came...
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    (CNN)The Justice Department's decision to open a criminal investigation into former Trump administration National Security Adviser John Bolton relating to the publication of his book, as reported by the New York Times on Tuesday, is equal parts futile and dangerous. The move to investigate Bolton stands little chance of resulting in a criminal charge and...
    The Justice Department concluded that U.S.-based Al Jazeera Plus, a part of the broader Al Jazeera network, is working on behalf of the government of Qatar and ordered it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. “Based upon a review of your multiple letters and document productions, open source information, and AJ+’s programming,...
    CBS HQ AM template: For September 16 50 Black actors who made entertainment history Nikola Slumps as U.S. Justice Department Said to Make Inquiries (Bloomberg) -- Nikola Corp. fell in New York premarket trading Wednesday after the Financial Times reported the U.S. Department of Justice has joined inquiries into claims against the truckmaker in...