Tag: Justice Department

AG Order No. 3420-2014 Policy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media

SUMMARY: This rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department’s policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of […]

Big 3 Accused of Price-Fixing for Fracking

  By CAMERON LANGFORD ShareThis HOUSTON (CN) – Halliburton, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes used their 60 percent share of U.S. fracking services to fix and raise prices, a petroleum company claims in federal antitrust class action. Cherry Canyon Resources accuses the three companies of jacking up the price […]

‘A massive and unprecedented intrusion’: Associated Press condemns US government for seizing journalists’ telephone records without explanation

  John Hall Tuesday, 14 May 2013 The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists. Describing the seizure as “a massive and unprecedented intrusion”, AP’s chief executive Gary Pruitt accused the US Justice […]

DOJ Wants More for Prisons Than U.S. Security

      WASHINGTON (CN) – President Obama’s proposed 2014 budget for the Department of Justice will spend $4.1 billion more on prisons than on “national security,” the Justice Department revealed Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday released the proposed 2014 budget for the Department of Justice: […]

Big banks take advantage of money laundering epidemic in US

Published time: April 01, 2013 15:13                                                                             AFP Photo / Noel Celis The attorney general of the United States says the country’s largest banks may be too big to jail, but the former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund isn’t exactly convinced. Simon Johnson, the former top […]

BP executives sought to blame “blue collar rig workers”: U.S.: “”This was a decision designed to ensure that the public and legal lines of accountability would be focused exclusively on blue collar rig workers and other contractor/defendants – but at all cost, not upon BP management and the inexplicable behaviors that coursed through the pages” of the internal BP emails.”

By David IngramPosted 2012/09/06 at 7:25 pm EDT WASHINGTON, Sep. 6, 2012 (Reuters) — BP executives wanted to concentrate blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on “blue collar rig workers” in order to save themselves, U.S. government lawyers wrote in a court document that until Thursday […]