Attorney general

In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general, or attorney-general, is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions.

Mexican Prison Break Near US Border

Over 130 inmates have escaped from a Mexican prison in Peidras, located across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Mexican authorities have undertaken a massive manhunt, while U.S. authorities are closely monitoring the border to assist in the recapture of any prisoners that try to cross.

Who Is Benjamin Lawsky? Little-Known Regulator Who Savaged Standard Chartered Stokes His - And Andrew Cuomo's - Political Dreams

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...

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Latest Crossroads GPS Blitz Hits Dems [VIDEO]

The latest Crossroads ad buy seeks to link several vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate races to tax increases. Spots set to run in Virginia, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and Nevada portray Democrats as proponents of higher taxes and needlessly expanded government.

Pfizer Settles Government Bribery Complaints

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.

EU To Criminalize Rate-Fixing...And About Time Too

The EU is looking into the possibility of making Libor and Euribor rate-rigging -- the deliberate manipulation of interest rates that set the benchmark for over $500 trillion in financial contracts - a criminal offense.

Joe Arpaio, 'Obama Birth Certificate' Is Fake, Arizona Sheriff Says Document Is 'Computer Generated Forgery'

Investigators in Arizona are calling out President Barack Obama, saying that the birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 is definitely fraudulent. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man who is spearheading the investigation, said in March that he believed there was probable cause that Obama's long-form birth certificate was a product of computer-generated forgery.

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