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  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • US government tracked billions of phone calls Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington

    The U.S. government has tracked phone calls to about 116 countries linked with drug trafficking during the past 20 years, USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan agreed with the Department of Justice that letting Greek shipping...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in...

  • Sick scams: $3.3B recouped from health-care fraud Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Federal authorities spent just $1 in probes for every $7.70 they recovered from health-care fraudsters, who remain a persistent, pricy problem.

  • Congress can't agree on ... sex trafficking bill? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    The Senate has found a way to disagree on a bill that would protect victims of sex trafficking, The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Senator Robert Menendez denied any wrongdoing on Friday and said he was "not going anywhere" after CNN reported the U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Citing unidentified sources briefed on the case, CNN said the charges center on allegations Menendez used his office to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Citing unnamed sources briefed on the case, CNN said the charges center on allegations Menendez used his office to promote the business interests of a Democratic Party donor and friend in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Holder, who was traveling in South Carolina with President Barack Obama, said he could not comment. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a Democratic donor who has been accused of overbilling the Medicare program.

  • SEC probes companies' treatment of whistleblowers - WSJ Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:16 PM ET

    The inquiries come as SEC officials have expressed concern about a possible corporate backlash against whistleblowers, the newspaper said. It couldn't be determined how many or which companies were sent the letters or what penalties the SEC could potentially levy in the probe, the Journal said. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law gave the SEC the power...

  • What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street

    The Justice Department will continue to pursue anyone that violated the law and contributed to the financial crisis of 2008. New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, shares his view.

  • U.S. attorneys who brought cases against institutions over misconduct in the pooling and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities have been asked "to try to develop cases against individuals and to report back in 90 days with regard to whether they think they can successfully bring criminal or civil cases against those individuals," Holder said in a...

  • Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he has given U.S. Federal prosecutors who previously brought charges against institutions for inappropriately marketing residential mortgage-backed securities will investigate individual employees for potential criminal or civil charges, Holder said in a public appearance at the National Press...

  • Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he has asked U.S. Attorneys who brought cases against institutions for their role in the U.S. mortgage crisis to identify individual employees to prosecute as well. Holder said he had given the federal prosecutors 90- day deadline to identify which individuals they may be able to bring civil or criminal...

  • S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings

    Standard & Poor's will pay $1.37 billion to settle charges it improperly rated mortgage backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • S&P's wrist slap   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P's wrist slap

    Standard & Poor's is paying a $1.37 billion settlement on charges it improperly rated mortgage-backed securities. Andrew Stoltmann, says this a "slap on the wrist." Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Company; and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss.

  • Feb 3- Ratings firm Standard& Poor's will pay $1.5 billion to resolve a series of lawsuits over its ratings on mortgage securities that soured in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis, the company said on Tuesday. S&P parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc said it will pay $687.5 million to the U.S. Department of Justice, and $687.5 million to 19 states and the District of...