Tag: United States Department of Justice

2014 Jefferson Muzzles

  The U.S. Department of Justice The White House Press Office The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security The North Carolina General Assembly Police The Kansas Board of Regents Modesto Junior College The Tennessee State Legislature Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods Pemberton Township High School […]

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 […]

Chase’s ‘Secret’ Deal With Feds Faces Challenge

– The historic agreement gives JPMorgan Chase “complete civil immunity” for its illegal conduct regarding the packaging of “toxic subprime mortgages” and contribution to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression – “This contract was the product of negotiations conducted entirely in secret behind closed doors, in […]

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 […]

Officials defend decision not to prosecute in money-laundering case despite HSBC’s ‘blatant failure’ to implement controls

EEV: So the Investors pay while the criminals once again go free  HSBC’s record $1.9bn fine preferable to prosecution, US authorities insist Dominic Rushe in New York and Jill Treanor in London guardian.co.uk,      Tuesday 11 December 2012 15.37 EST Assistant attorney general Lanny Breuer said taking away HSBC’s US banking licence […]

FBI ordered to disclose “Going Dark” surveillance program: “police can place surveillance cameras on private property without a search warrant “

Posted by Mohit Kumar on 11/03/2012 05:47:00 AM | A federal judge ordered the FBI to  disclose more information about its “Going Dark”  surveillance  program, an initiative to extend its ability to wiretap virtually all forms of  electronic communications. . Why shocking ? because a federal judge  just […]

Miracle-Gro to pay big fine for fake pesticides, poison bird feed: Falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels and distributing unregistered pesticides.

By Agence France-Presse Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:13 EDT Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws, officials said Friday. Scotts will pay record criminal and civilian penalties for a litany of pesticide violations, including […]

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 […]

Merck Accused of Faking Mumps Vaccine Data

Couthouse News Service Site 27 JUN 201 PHILADELPHIA (CN) – Merck has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is “far less effective” than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of “questionable efficacy,” flooding and monopolizing the market, a […]