Articles by Department of Justice
- Anonymous Publishes Information On Government Employees In Retaliation For Barrett Brown Arrest
September 13 2012 8:51 PM
A hacker that claimed to be a part of the group Anonymous published a text file on the Internet Thursday in an apparent retaliation for the arrest of ex-Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown. Talking Points Memo reports that the document (which you can find here) contains the authentic names, credit card data and other information about a random series of 13 government employees.
- How People Are Caught Illegally Downloading Music, Movie Torrents
September 12 2012 5:03 PM
Sites like the Pirate Bay and uTorrent haven't enticed hundreds of millions of people to download endless amounts of free media content without making a few enemies. Those BitTorrent giants - and others like them - have built their businesses by outwitting the seemingly hapless MPAA and RIAA. The increased acceptance of illegally downloading media has affected the bottom line of the movie and music industry over the past decade, and that isn't good news for torrent fans.
- The Most Controversial Part Of Arizona's Immigration Law Takes Effect: Police Stops
September 06 2012 11:07 AM
A federal judge is allowing the most criticized piece of Arizona's tough immigration law to proceed, ushering in a new era of immigration enforcement in the state.
- Feds Won't Prosecute Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio On Abuse Of Power
September 01 2012 2:16 PM
Federal prosecutors have closed a probe into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff -- Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz. -- on abuse of power with no charges filed.
- Publishers Agree To Reimburse E-Book Customers $69M In Price-Fixing Scheme
August 31 2012 11:26 AM
Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers will have to issue reimbursements ranging from 25 cents to $1.32 per book to customers who paid inflated e-book prices between April 1 and May 21, 2010.
- Republican National Convention Pays Tribute To Wisconsin Sikh Victims With Prayer; Many Dub Effort As Hollow
August 30 2012 4:05 AM
In a first of its kind, a Sikh American delivered the invocation at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Wednesday night, CNN reported.
- Judge To Toss Florida Voting Restrictions
August 29 2012 2:13 PM
A federal judge is poised to nullify restrictions on third-party voter registration in Florida, saying guidelines imposed by a new law are unnecessarily strict.
- Fox News Exposes Navy SEAL Involved In The Killing Of Bin Laden
August 23 2012 3:35 PM
Fox News revealed the name of a SEAL Team 6 member who had written a book about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "No Easy Day" was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen to protect the retired SEAL and his family.
- ZeekRewards Supporters Sign Online Petition As Company Is Handed Over To Receiver
August 22 2012 7:00 PM
Following reports that ZeekRewards.com and Zeekler.com were shuttered by the SEC after being declared a Ponzi scheme, over 13,000 users and Zeek affiliates have flocked to an online petition to defend the company from charges against its founder Paul Burks and his company Rex Venture Group.
- Applanet.net, Appbucket.net And Snappzmarket.com Seized For Hosting Pirated Android Apps
August 22 2012 12:33 PM
Three websites accused of copyright infringement for allowing the illegal download of Android apps have been taken down. Applanet.net, Appbucket.net and Snappzmarket.com have all been seized by the FBI.
- Zeek Pyramid Scheme: A Million Penny Crimes Set Record For Number Of Victims
August 19 2012 2:50 PM
ZeekRewards and Zeekler have been shut down, but the consequences and fallout is far from over.
- U.S. Widens Libor Rate Fixing Probe, Seven Banks Subpoenaed
August 16 2012 8:46 AM
Deutsche Bank, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, RBS, HSBC, UBS and Citigroup have all received subpoenas, related to the joint New York-Connecticut investigation of possible manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor)
- After Ex-Navy SEAL, More Special Forces Soldiers Attack Obama
August 15 2012 1:52 PM
A group of former Special Forces and intelligences operatives is set to unveil advertisements attacking President Obama -- the second campaign assault issued by former elite military operatives over the past month.
- Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Stands, And Romney May Benefit
August 15 2012 10:50 AM
A Pennsylvania judge has declined to suspend a Pennsylvania voter identification law that the White House has scrutinized for potentially disenfranchising voters.
- Google’s Course: Record Stock Price May Foreshadow Huge Legal Woes Ahead
August 14 2012 3:56 PM
Shares of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, set a record high of $672.85 on Tuesday, not quite eight years to the day of its initial public offering in which co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin pledged to “make money without doing evil.”
- Who Is Benjamin Lawsky? Little-Known Regulator Who Savaged Standard Chartered Stokes His - And Andrew Cuomo's - Political Dreams
August 11 2012 1:03 PM
When Benjamin Lawsky formally accused U.K.'s Standard Chartered bank of money laundering and a cover-up linked to Iranian financial institutions, the head of New York's newly formed Department of Financial Services was hardly described in glowing terms in the press. He was termed a rogue, an egomaniac and worse by unnamed scorned colleagues in New York and Washington. But in describing his ambitions, what these reports failed to take into account was the depth of his and Governor Andrew C...
- Pfizer Settles Government Bribery Complaints
August 07 2012 2:59 PM
Among the charges: Pfizer's China subsidiary was accused of offering a program where doctors could claim cell phones and other goodies based on how many prescriptions they doled out of the company's products.
- Milton Hershey School Sweetens Up, Offers To Admit HIV-Positive Student
August 06 2012 6:21 PM
The Milton Hershey School has decided to allow an HIV-positive student to attend, after the Pennsylvania school initially rejected the teen’s application because of his illness.
- PokerStars Agrees To $731M Settlement With DOJ; Will The US Ever Legalize Online Poker?
July 31 2012 3:27 PM
PokerStars, the largest online poker card room in the world, has agreed to a $731 million settlement in their money-laundering case with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement reportedly includes reimbursement for some customers whose funds were frozen when the company was seized and shut down by the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2011.
- Same-Sex Marriage Closer To Being In Democratic Platform
July 30 2012 2:05 PM
Support for same-sex marriage is poised to become an official part of the Democratic Party's platform, according to a report in the Washington Post.