Articles by Attorney General
California A-G Kamala Harris
February 10 2012 12:29 AM
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a veteran prosecutor with acute political instincts and a reputation for thick skin, gambled big in the settlement negotiations with banks over illegal foreclosures.
Intel Settles N.Y. Antitrust Case for Just $6.5M
February 09 2012 5:28 PM
Intel Corp agreed to pay just $6.5 million to resolve an antitrust lawsuit by New York's attorney general that accused the world's largest chipmaker of threatening computer makers and paying billions of dollars of kickbacks to maintain its market dominance.
Foreclosure Settlement: Is it Too Little? Top Negotiator Defends Deal
February 09 2012 2:41 PM
Officials Thursday detailed a nationwide settlement with five large banks over foreclosure practices. Negotiators defended the deal as a way to give immediate relief to homeowners and victims of foreclosure abuses.
Senator Slams Obama for Withholding Information on Awlaki Killing
February 09 2012 1:24 PM
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has joined a chorus of critics demanding that the Obama administration release its legal justification for assassinating the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, in Yemen.
States, Lenders Reach $26 Billion Mortgage Settlement
February 09 2012 11:19 AM
Forty-nine states and five major banks reached a $26 billion mortgage settlement that will aid about two million homeowners, government officials announced Thursday.
CPAC 2012 Live Stream: Where to Watch Republican Leaders Speak
February 09 2012 9:39 AM
Most of the biggest names in the Republican Party and thousands of conservatives gathered together at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. for CPAC 2012, the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Watchdog Fines Ernst & Young $2M over Audits
February 08 2012 7:14 PM
The watchdog board for corporate auditors on Wednesday said it has imposed a $2 million penalty, its largest fine ever, on accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young LLP in a settlement involving past audits of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
Jerry Sandusky News: Neighbors Accuse Him of Watching Kids from Porch
February 08 2012 2:34 PM
Several neighbors have recently complained that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who is facing more than 40 sexual assault charges, has been sitting on his back porch watching children at a playground.
Fourteen Hospitals to Pay Over $12 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations
February 08 2012 2:42 AM
Fourteen hospitals from New York, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Indiana, Missouri and Florida have agreed to pay more than $12 million to the United States in order to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
Brazil Files Suits Against Twitter Over Accounts That Provide Roadblock Warnings
February 07 2012 11:07 PM
The government of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding that the firm remove accounts in the country that warn citizens of police speed traps and roadblocks.
Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional, Rules Court
February 07 2012 1:34 PM
The U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco Tuesday upheld a lower court decision, which had declared unconstitutional California’s controversial Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage.
Nuns Storm Super Bowl 2012 to Stop Sex Trafficking: 'We Will Be Watching'
February 03 2012 12:45 PM
The New York Giants and the New England Patriots aren't the only ones ready for Super Bowl Sunday: so are eleven orders of nuns, all determined to fight the surge of underage sex trafficking that accompanies the NFL event each year. The nuns have been prepping for Indianapolis since training camp began last summer, and have one target firmly in their sights: the hundreds of hotel rooms rented out for Super Bowl XLVI.
Fast and Furious ATF Scandal: Attorney General Holder Denies Knowledge of Gun Walking Program, States Firings, Charges Will Come
February 03 2012 12:00 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder faced off against Republicans on February 2, denying any sort of government coverup of the Fast and Furious operation , the latest in a series of Gun Walking programs that began in 2006 in Arizona.
Hacked Companies still Not Telling Investors
February 02 2012 10:28 AM
At least a half-dozen major U.S. companies whose computers have been infiltrated by cyber criminals or international spies have not admitted to the incidents despite new guidance from securities regulators urging such disclosures.
Mortgage Deal Would Give States Enforcement Power
February 01 2012 1:35 PM
A proposed settlement to resolve mortgage abuses by top U.S. banks will give states broad authority to punish firms that mistreat borrowers in the future, according to documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Prosecutors Want Non-local Jury for Jerry Sandusky Trial
January 31 2012 11:18 PM
Sandusky's attorney said he would vehemently oppose the motion to use an outside jury.
Honor Killings: Guilty Afghan-Canadian Family Will Keep its Millions
January 31 2012 4:25 PM
Mohammad Shafia -- found guilty of the honor killing murders of his three daughters on Monday -- will keep his millions of dollars in real estate holdings and personal wealth while serving a life sentence.
Eric Holder Launches Probe into Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud
January 27 2012 2:58 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday announced the formation of a task force focused on probing residential mortgage-backed securities following President Barack Obama's call for a unit to probe the finance industry's conduct leading up to the financial crisis.
Iowa Lottery Winner, Crawford Shaw of New York, Withdraws Million-Dollar Claim
January 27 2012 10:49 AM
A questionable case has led Iowa lottery winner Crawford Shaw, a lawyer in New York, to withdraw his multi-million dollar claim since he could not explain how he obtained the winning ticket.
Facebook Takes on 'Clickjacking' Spammers in Court
January 27 2012 10:44 AM
Facebook and the state of Washington sued a company on Thursday they accused of a practice called clickjacking that fools users of the world's top social network into visiting advertising sites, divulging personal information and spreading the scam to friends.