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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Department of Justice’

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 protect them from sexual abuse by prison staff. According to the DOJ, Tutwiler Prison was rife with sexual and physical …

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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 administration. Most recently D’Souza is best known for writing and directing the 2012 movie 2016: Obama’s America, a documentary that …

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U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims

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. The Kuwaiti companies were subcontracted by KBR to fulfill its contract duties in Iraq. The lawsuit alleges that KBR, La …

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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 $2.2 billion to settle the matter. Around $485 million of the amount will be paid in the form of a …

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Government Shutdown: What to Expect

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 agreement unbeknownst to the public), government programs have begun to identify areas that need to remain in operation. Any workers …

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Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings

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 series of stings, and almost $5 million was paid to an informant… for no documented reason. The Washington Post quoted …

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Justice Department Says It May Support Email Privacy Bill

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 – comes out in support of a warrant requirement. The Hill reports that Attorney General Eric Holder told the House …

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Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S.

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 U.S., Corona Extra. ABI has proposed buying Modelo for $20.1 billion dollars. Of the $80 billion Americans spent on beer …

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Email Privacy Law Going Before Senate Committee Today

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 update to another outdated bill into the discussion. Leahy wants to fix the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The bill was …

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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 their practices in “throttling” or a hard data cap.The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department has spoken with …

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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 so far have settled and restored discounting options to Amazon. Those remaining, Apple, Penguin and Macmillan, have called out the …

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Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database

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 contains what Anonymous calls “shiny things such as internal emails and the entire database dump.” They claimed that the Bureau …

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