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Former KKK Leader Faces Prison Time Over Cross Burning Former KKK Leader Faces Prison Time Over Cross Burning

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that Steven Dinkle has pleaded guilty to charges related to a 2009 cross burning in Ozark, Alabama. According to the DOJ, the 28-year-old Dinkle is the former Exalted Cyclops of the Ozark …

Man Found Guilty of Importing Illegal Piranhas Man Found Guilty of Importing Illegal Piranhas

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that a New York man has pled guilty to illegally importing piranhas. Joel Rakower, the owner of a Queens-based fish importer named Transship Discounts, was charged with mislabeling piranhas imported into the U.S. …

Android App Groups Charged For Piracy Android App Groups Charged For Piracy

The openness of the Android platform has many advantages, but it also makes the platform more of a gamble for developers. Apple’s iOS is still the leading platform for many app releases (especially games) and apps can often sell on …

Alabama Officials Failed to Protect Prisoners From Sexual Abuse, Says DOJ Alabama Officials Failed to Protect Prisoners From Sexual Abuse, Says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week released its findings for an investigation into abuses at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Officials have officially found that prison officials violated prisoners’ constitutional rights by failing to …

Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Campaign Finance Fraud Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Campaign Finance Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York this week filed charges against Dinesh D’Souza for allegedly violating federal campaign finance laws. D’Souza is a conservative author and filmmaker well-known for his stance against the current presidential …

U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims
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The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) today announced that it is suing Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and two Kuwaiti companies for providing false claims as part of a contract to provide logistical support for the U.S. Army in Iraq. …

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Over Risperdal Claims Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Over Risperdal Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals has plead guilty over the misbranding of the drug Risperdal. Janssen and its company, Johnson & Johnson, will pay a total of …

Government Shutdown: What to Expect Government Shutdown: What to Expect
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Since Congress was unable to agree on the fiscal near-future, it’s looking likely that the government will grind to a screeching halt. As complex as the process is, and as unpredictable as it may be (Congress may reach a last-minute …

Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings
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An audit newly released by the U.S. Department of Justice has made public a series of mistakes from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, including 2.1 million missing cigarette cartons (or 420 million cigarettes) which disappeared during a …

Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill
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In the debate over email privacy, law enforcement has usually been on the side claiming a warrant requirement when accessing email would impede investigations. It’s a good sign then when the largest law enforcement agency – the Department of Justice …

Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S. Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S.
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The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s (ABI) acquisition of Grupo Modelo. ABI is the maker of the best-selling beer in the U.S., Bud Light. Modelo sells the best-selling import beer in the …

Email Privacy Law Going Before Senate Committee Today Email Privacy Law Going Before Senate Committee Today
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A Senate committee is going to soon discuss whether or not you should be allowed to share your Netflix history on Facebook. Some people are for it, while others are against it. More importantly, Sen. Patrick Leahy has snuck an …

Justice Dept. To Investigate Cable Companies Justice Dept. To Investigate Cable Companies

You know that whole net neutrality thing that people have been talking about for a couple of years now? Well the Justice Department is finally opening their eyes to the major cable companies dirty dealings and are investigating them for …

Publishers Strike Back at Amazon Publishers Strike Back at Amazon

It was recently reported that the U.S. federal government is suing Apple and book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster, on the assumption that they’d worked together to raise the prices of e-books. Three of the merchants …

Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database
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Aside from a few international operations and participating in the NATO protests currently happening in Chicago, Anonymous has been pretty quiet. That all changed today as Anonymous has leaked the database for the Bureau of Justice. The 1.7 GB file …

Justice Department Defends Right To Record Police Justice Department Defends Right To Record Police

I’m pretty sure everyone has seen a video

Amazon: DoJ Deal With Publishers “Big Win” For Kindle Owners Amazon: DoJ Deal With Publishers “Big Win” For Kindle Owners

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to file a lawsuit against Apple and five other book publishers for their collusion to inflate e-book prices, one company sitting on the sidelines is looking forward to reaping the benefits: Amazon. The …

Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement

Last August, the United States Department of Justice announced that Google would forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place ads through AdWords, targeting consumers in the U.S. This was deemed “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs …

Employer Facebook Password Requests To Get DOJ Investigation? Employer Facebook Password Requests To Get DOJ Investigation?

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who announced last week that he was drafting legislation to prohibit employers from demanding Facebook login information of prospective employees, has now teamed up with Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to asked the Department of Justice to look into …

AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Earlier this afternoon we brought you news that the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against AT&T. The complaint alleges that AT&T has overbilled for IP Relay calls. The calls, which are designed to allow hearing- and speech-impaired …

DOJ Sues AT&T For Overbilling Text-Based Communications For The Deaf DOJ Sues AT&T For Overbilling Text-Based Communications For The Deaf

Update: AT&T has responded to the DOJ’s lawsuit. Here’s what they had do say: AT&T has followed the FCC’s rules for providing IP Relay services for disabled customers and for seeking reimbursement for those services. As the FCC is aware, …