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  • Attorney General Announces IRS Probe Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Announces IRS Probe

    Attorney General Eric Holder is ordering an investigation to see if there were criminal violations in the IRS scrutiny of conservative political groups, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Holder Defends AP Probe at House Hearing on IRS Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Holder told Congress that a serious national security leak required the gathering of AP telephone records as he stood by a probe in which he insisted he had no involvement.

  • FBI Opens Criminal Probe of US Tax Agency Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.

  • Holder: Reported Targeting By IRS 'Outrageous' & 'Unacceptable'

    CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on the reported targeting by the IRS, and the AP scandal.

  • Holder: Targeting by IRS 'Outrageous' Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
    Holder: Targeting by IRS 'Outrageous'

    CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on what Attorney General Eric Holder said about the AP scandal, as well as the targeting by the IRS on conservative groups.

  • Eric Holder Addresses AP Scandal, IRS Targeting Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Eric Holder Addresses AP Scandal, IRS Targeting

    Attorney General Eric Holder remarks on the AP scandal, as well as the targeting by the IRS on conservative groups.

  • Paper Trail Goes Cold in Case Against S&P Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:21 AM ET
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    The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.

  • 2 pilots home in Houston after Panama drops case Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- Two Texas pilots who were released after being arrested in Panama on suspicion of money laundering arrived home Wednesday in Houston. American Jet International pilots Carl Moody and Kenneth Chonoski were greeted at George Bush Intercontinental Airport by a crowd of family, friends and co-workers that included company CEO Roger Woolsey and U.S.

  • Panama drops money laundering case vs US pilots Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON-- Two Texas pilots who were arrested in Panama on suspicion of money laundering headed home for good Wednesday after authorities decided there is no case against them, their employer said. Carl Moody and Kenneth Chonoski were arrested after landing in Panama in May last year.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Civil Rights Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:23 AM ET

    In areas such as mortgages, voter identification and immigration enforcement, the presidential candidates differ over how to use laws that guarantee equality and how far the Justice Department's civil rights division, which exerts strong influence on issues of race and ethnicity, should go to ensure all Americans are treated fairly.

  • Lawmakers seek Mass. pharmacy Justice Dept. probe Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:44 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated any federal laws or regulations. FDA spokesman Steven Immergut said the investigators were there as part of a broad investigation by several state and federal agencies into the outbreak.

  • Lawmakers seeking Justice Dept. probe of pharmacy Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 6:54 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated any federal laws or regulations. Criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration were at the Framingham company Tuesday, company spokesman Andrew Paven said.

  • *Minnesota woman sues pharmacy in federal court. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal investigation, as the national death toll climbed to 14..

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11- The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, marking the latest clash with federal authorities over California's cannabis industry.

  • By David Morgan and Tim McLaughlin. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal probe, as the national death toll climbed to 14..

  • BOSTON, Oct 11- The pharmacy company at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that has killed 14 people is being investigated by the M a ssachusetts Attorney General.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- As many as 14,000 people- more than previously thought- received possibly tainted steroid injections tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak and patients should watch for symptoms for several months, health officials said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- U.S. health authorities said on Thursday that more people than previously thought received possibly tainted steroid injections and that some 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis in an unprecedented outbreak of the disease.

  • US senator seeks criminal probe in meningitis outbreak Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 11- A Democratic member of a U.S. Senate health oversight committee on Thursday called for a criminal investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak linked to tainted drugs that has killed 14 people in 11 states.

  • US charges 73,000 desperate homeowners were conned Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Federal investigators have charged 530 people for allegedly defrauding more than 73,000 desperate homeowners around the country who fell behind on mortgage payments, leaving them vulnerable to con artists offering to help them avoid foreclosure.