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  • NEW YORK, June 30- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The United States has sued a Texas- based subsidiary of global defense company BAE Systems Plc for overcharging the U.S. Army in a contract to build 20,000 military trucks, the Department of Justice said on Friday. BAE Systems Inc, the U.S. unit of London- based BAE Systems Plc, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Swiss banks Société Générale Private Banking SA and Berner Kantonalbank AH have agreed to pay the United States multimillion dollar penalties under a resolution announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Federal prosecutors are weighing criminal wire fraud charges against General Motors over the company's failure to recall vehicles equipped with faulty ignition switches, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report, and representatives for the U.S. Department of Justice and General...

  • Last week, reports revealed one duodenoscope manufacturer, Olympus Corp, was being investigated by the federal agency, but the broader reach of the investigation, including subpoenas to other makers including Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Pentax Medical, a unit of Ricoh, has not been reported previously, the newspaper said. Reuters was not able to immediately...

  • DOJ investigates theater chains Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    DOJ investigates theater chains

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the Department of Justice's antitrust division is investigating theater chains.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- First Tennessee Bank agreed to pay $212.5 million to resolve a case involving Federal Housing Administration- insured mortgage lending, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Benjamin Mizer of the Justice Department's Civil Division said First Tennessee's "reckless underwriting has resulted in significant losses of federal funds...

  • FIFA acting like the mob: Brand strategist Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    FIFA acting like the mob: Brand strategist

    Get rid of FIFA and start over, says brand strategist David Melancon, CEO of BTR.

  • $150 million alleged profit in FIFA scandal Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    $150 million alleged profit in FIFA scandal

    FIFA's annual meeting will take place as planned, despite arrests made in the scandal, reports CNBC's Wilfred Frost.

  • Why is FIFA a US-based case? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch enters a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on May 27, 2015 in New York City.

    U.S. legal authorities said they have the jurisdiction to go after some FIFA officials for corruption charges.

  • FIFA officials arrested Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    FIFA officials busted for corruption

    The Justice Department has announced charges against FIFA officials, reports CNBC's Wilfred Frost.

  • BEIJING, May 21- A Chinese university denied on Thursday U.S. espionage charges filed against three of its staff who are among six Chinese people the United States has accused of stealing technology often used in military systems. The U.S. Justice Department announced the charges against the six on Tuesday, the third time in as many years that U.S. authorities...

  • AG Lynch: Banks to pay combined $5.6B in FX penalties Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    AG Lynch: Banks to pay combined $5.6B in FX penalties

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces the settlements with global financial institutions in connection with long-running manipulation of the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) spot market.

  • LONDON, May 20- Swiss bank UBS said it has settled a probe by U.S. authorities over alleged rigging of currency markets and will pay $342 million to the Federal Reserve. UBS said it would also pay a $203 million penalty and plead guilty to criminal charge with the U.S. Department of Justice, but that relates to manipulation of Libor benchmark interest rates.

  • Wednesday's settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve, and the Connecticut Department of Banking follows a settlement UBS reached six months ago with Swiss financial regulator FINMA, which included a fine and bonus curbs. "The conduct of a small number of employees was unacceptable and we have taken appropriate disciplinary actions,"...

  • Critics hear EPA’s voice in ‘public comments’ Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

    Critics of the EPA say there is a reason the agency saw overwhelming support from its public comments, the NYT reports.

  • DOJ to announce currency manipulation settlement Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    Some major bank holding companies are expected to plead guilty to currency manipulation charges and could pay billions in fees.

  • SAO PAULO, May 19- Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA has entered talks with the U.S. Department of Justice aimed at closing an anti-corruption investigation launched in 2010, according to a securities filing on Tuesday. Embraer said an eventual resolution of the matter with the Justice Department could lead to sanctions, adding that it was impossible to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- UPS has agreed to pay $25 million to settle some allegations that it submitted false claims to the U.S. government in an attempt to hide late deliveries, according court documents unsealed on Tuesday and released by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal government as well as nineteen states, the District of Columbia and the cities of...

  • Time to crack down on serial violator banks: Pro Friday, 15 May 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    Time to crack down on serial violator banks: Pro

    UBS will now plead guilty to rigging foreign currencies along with 4 other banks. Is a crackdown long overdue? With Andrew Stoltmann of Stoltmann Law Offices and Marc Lopestri of Lopresti Law Group.