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  • coronavirus Mar 16

    Coronavirus Upends US Justice System as States Close Courts, Halt Trials

    Across the country, attempts to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus have thrown the criminal justice system into disarray as officials try to limit large courthouse gatherings, including juries, while also making sure that people accused of crimes aren’t deprived of their due-process rights.

  • U.S. Department of Justice Feb 28

    Dems Launch Justice Department Probe, Seek Stone Interviews

    The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Friday sent Barr a letter listing a series of matters that the…

  • Florida Feb 19

    Mexican Man Arrested in Miami for Allegedly Being a Russian Agent

    A Mexican national is accused of working on behalf of Russia while allegedly trying to conduct surveillance of a U.S. government source in Miami, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

  • Islamic State Dec 20, 2019

    Connecticut Man Accused of Supporting Islamic State Group

    A 26-year-old Connecticut man who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group’s leader has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group in Syria, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Kevin McCormick, of Hamden, allegedly made several statements expressing a desire to travel to Syria and to fight for the Islamic State group. He was arrested...

  • United States Nov 22, 2019

    Tuna Maker Bumble Bee Foods Files for Bankruptcy

    Tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods said Thursday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with an agreement from Taiwan-based FCF Fishery, its largest creditor, to purchase its assets for roughly $925 million. The bankruptcy proceedings are meant to reduce Bumble Bee’s debt burden caused by “recent and significant legal challenges” and help facilitate the sale. In 2017, the...

  • South Carolina Nov 9, 2019

    White Restaurant Manager Who Enslaved, Tortured Black Employee Sentenced

    A South Carolina restaurant owner was sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving, physically beating and threatening a black employee with intellectual disabilities. Bobby Paul Edwards, who is white, for five years “used violence and other coercive means” to make the victim, John Christopher Smith, work at Edwards’ restaurant for more than 100 hours a week without pay, the...

  • South Carolina Nov 9, 2019

    White Restaurant Manager Who Enslaved, Tortured Black Employee Sentenced

    A South Carolina restaurant owner was sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving, physically beating and threatening a black employee with intellectual disabilities. Bobby Paul Edwards, who is white, for five years “used violence and other coercive means” to make the victim, John Christopher Smith, work at Edwards’ restaurant for more than 100 hours a week without pay, the...

  • CEO Nov 4, 2019

    Federal Investigators Probe Under Armour’s Accounting

    Under Armour Inc. is being investigated by federal authorities over its accounting practices. The athletic gear company said Sunday that it has been cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on their investigations for two years. The company said it firmly believes its accounting practices and disclosures were appropriate. Under Armour reports earnings...

  • New York Oct 25, 2019

    Trumbull Dentist Tried to Meet Up With 15-Year-Old for Sex: US Attorney

    A Trumbull dentist is facing federal charges, accused of planning to meet up with someone he believed was a 15-year-old girl for sexual activities.

  • President Aug 9, 2019

    ‘Justice Has Not Been Served’: Michael Brown’s Father Seeks New Investigation Into Killing

    On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, his father is urging the top St. Louis County prosecutor to reopen the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. spoke Friday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center. “Justice has not been served,” Brown, 41, said as he was...

  • Attorney Jul 28, 2019

    Attorney: Hunger-Striking Immigrants Forced to Hydrate

    Three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. Lawyers and activists who spoke with the men fear that force-feeding may be next. The U.S. Department of Justice filed orders...

  • Department of Justice May 13, 2019

    N. Korean Cargo Ship Seized by US Arrives in American Samoa

    A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory, where it will undergo inspections. The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy Saturday morning and docked at the main docking section of the port that...

  • North Carolina May 3, 2019

    In ‘Lawless’ World of Service Dogs, Many Families Suffer

    The service dog industry — particularly in the field of “psychiatric” service dogs for people with autism and post-traumatic stress disorder — has exploded in recent years. But a near complete absence of regulation and oversight has left needy, desperate families vulnerable to incompetence and fraud. “It is a lawless area. The Wild West,” says David Favre, a law professor...

  • Attorney Mar 29, 2019

    US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

    The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state’s environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a contentious plan approved in December to increase river flows in the San Joaquin River and three tributaries to help revive dwindling salmon populations. It was part of...

  • Mar 1, 2019

    Boston Restaurant Wins Edelman’s Beard at Auction

    Suffolk in the City reporter Joe Casale on how Hojoko Tavern in the Fenway area won the auction for Patriots star Julian Edelman’s shaved beard.

  • United States Jan 13, 2019

    Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

    A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2019

    Trump Officials Seek Dismissal of Separated Families’ Lawsuit

    The federal government is urging a judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • San Diego Oct 18, 2018

    StarKist Admits Fixing Tuna Prices, Faces $100 Million Fine

    StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors allege that the industry’s top three companies conspired between 2010 and 2013 to...

  • New York Apr 13, 2018

    Trump Administration Pauses Legal Orientation for Immigrants

    Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country’s complex immigration court system. The $8 million-a-year program that provides legal orientation to immigrants in deportation proceedings is on hold pending review, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which oversees immigration courts.

  • NBC Feb 2, 2018

    ICE Agents Serve Inspection Notices at Dozens of Bay Area Businesses

    Dozens of Bay Area businesses received inspection notices from Homeland Security this week indicating their hiring records will be audited to determine compliance with U.S. immigration laws, a department source confirmed to NBC Investigations.

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