The Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday the University of Iowa violated First Amendment rights after deregistering a student Christian group. Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) stopped receiving recognition from the public university in November 2017 due to the organization’s statement of faith, which the university found “unwelcoming,” according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen
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Eight Dallas, Texas-area pharmacy owners and marketers were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their roles in a scheme involving approximately $92 million in compound drug claims to TRICARE and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which were allegedly the product of over $9.1 million in illegal kickbacks. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski
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A former congressional staffer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $800,000 in restitution, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in a multi-year scheme to defraud charitable donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars and secretly to funnel the proceeds to pay for personal expenses
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The Department of Justice is requesting that the justification of an FBI raid on a reportedly recognized whistleblower’s home remain secret, according to a letter from U.S. Attorney Robert Robert Hur. The letter was sent to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Dec. 7 in response to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Nov. 30 request
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A seller of identity documents was arraigned today, after being extradited from El Salvador, on a superseding indictment charging one count of conspiracy to possess and transfer identity documents, one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain, and 40 counts of aggravated identity theft, in relation to a scheme to traffic the
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Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally.  Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.      Assistant
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The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the state of California alleging that Senate Bill 822, an Internet regulation bill signed into law earlier today by Governor Jerry Brown, unlawfully imposes burdens on the Federal Government’s deregulatory approach to the Internet, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Assistant
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  by Richard Pollock The Department of Justice is refusing to preserve work-related emails on former FBI Director James Comey’s private account. The Justice Department Inspector General disclosed that Comey used a personal email account to conduct agency business. The Justice Department has refused to turn over government records on Comey’s personal account, which
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  by Chuck Ross In an unprecedented move, the Department of Justice has released 412 pages of top-secret documents related to surveillance conducted against former Trump campaign chairman Carter Page. The documents include an October 2016 application and three renewal applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants taken out against Page. The New York
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  by Neetu Chandak Federal officials sentenced 24 people involved in an India-based call center scam with several receiving deportation orders Friday. The Department of Justice (DOJ) reported 21 people were sentenced for as much as 20 years of prison Friday for defrauding U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars between 2012 and 2016. Another three
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A progressive mayor’s group has joined a lawsuit by Evanston, Illinois seeking to get an injunction against the Department of Justice’s practice of withholding federal grant money from jurisdictions that enact sanctuary policies towards illegal aliens. “The Conference believes that the Department’s immigration-related notice, access and compliance restrictions exceed the limited, largely administrative authority
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