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Bank of America reaches $16.65 billion settlement with DOJ
August 21, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America (BOA) to settle claims that it sold precarious mortgage-backed securities to investors. Of the $16.65 billion, $9.65 billion will be split among federal and state entities while the remaining $7....... [more]

Federal judge orders release of documents relating to failed law enforcement program
August 21, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ordered a deadline of October 1 for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a list of documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform relating to the failed law enforcement program Operation Fast and Furious ....... [more]

DOJ: New York jail routinely violates rights of adolescent inmates
August 5, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil Rig....... [more]

HRW: FBI stings pushed people to terrorism
July 22, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute reported Monday. Th....... [more]

Citibank reaches $7 billion mortgage probe settlement
July 15, 2014
Citigroup, Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal inquiry into mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank prior to the country's financial crisis. The deal, which involves one of the largest cash penalties ever paid to settle such allegations, includes a $4 billion civil penalt....... [more]

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty at first appearance in US federal court
June 29, 2014
Ahmed Abu Khatallah made his first appearance on Saturday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia where he pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism offense arising from his alleged participation in the September 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya. Khatallah was indicted b....... [more]

Supreme Court rules against Obama on recess appointments
June 26, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in NLRB v. Noel Canning that US President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that while the president does hav....... [more]

Right To Be Forgotten
June 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's Cour....... [more]

DOJ supports reduction of sentences for some drug charges
June 11, 2014
The US Department of Justice on Tuesday announced support for a proposal that could reduce the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons. Attorney General Eric Holder requested that the proposed law be applied retroactively to felons who lacked significant criminal histories and whos....... [more]

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to criminal charge in DOJ tax investigation
May 20, 2014
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IR....... [more]

US charges five Chinese army officers in cyber espionage case
May 20, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ot....... [more]




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