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  • The investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement resulted in 252 enforcement actions and $2.6 million in consumer refunds and fees. Officials say the more recent investigation in U.S. and Canada involved the Justice Department and state prosecutors. "The clear message is that across this country, and indeed internationally, law...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent about $600,000 on six drones that had so many defects they were never used for video surveillance as planned, and were eventually ditched, the Justice Department's internal watchdog reported on Wednesday. The Office of the Inspector General said it was "troubled" that the ATF, a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that a subsidiary of Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings had pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions related to Iran and Sudan and would pay a $237.2 million fine. "For years, in a variety of ways, this foreign company facilitated trade with Iran and Sudan from Sugar Land, Texas," Justice Department...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is under review by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent about $600,000 on six drones that had so many defects they were never used for video surveillance as planned, and were eventually ditched, the Justice Department's internal watchdog reported on Wednesday. The Office of the Inspector General said it was "troubled" that the ATF, a...

  • 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...

  • Fireman's Fund to pay $44 mln to settle U.S. charges Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    March 23- Fireman's Fund Insurance Co agreed to pay $44 million to settle U.S. charges that it knowingly issued policies that did not qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's federal crop insurance program and falsified documents, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Monday following a week during which his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records that were subpoenaed by the Justice Department. But the elected Democrat continued to stay out of the public eye and issued a written statement to reporters waiting in his lobby...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- American International Group Inc shareholders won approval on Friday of a $970.5 million settlement resolving claims they were misled about its subprime mortgage exposure, leading to a liquidity crisis and $182.3 billion in federal bailouts. The U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed related probes...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- American International Group Inc shareholders won approval on Friday of a $970.5 million settlement resolving claims they were misled about its subprime mortgage exposure, leading to a liquidity crisis and $182.3 billion in federal bailouts. The U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed related probes...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A U.S. federal judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by non-profit group Better Markets that sought to block a $13 billion settlement JPMorgan Chase& Co reached with the U.S. Justice Department over shoddy mortgage loans sold to investors before the financial crisis. Judge Beryl A. Howell accepted a motion by the Justice Department filed last...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A U.S. federal judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by non-profit group Better Markets that sought to block a $13 billion settlement JPMorgan Chase& Co reached with the U.S. Justice Department over shoddy mortgage loans sold to investors before the financial crisis. Judge Beryl A. Howell accepted a motion by the Justice Department filed last...

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several people familiar with the Justice Department show the $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal is getting far less attention than Comcast Corp's agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45 billion. But it is the Comcast deal that has triggered FCC and Justice Department inquiries...

  • NEW YORK— Two double-decker tour bus companies accused of monopolizing the New York City market have reached an antitrust settlement that includes paying $7.5 million and giving up 50 bus stops in high-profile locations, state and federal officials announced Monday. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the U.S. Department of Justice said Coach USA,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications. The Justice Department wants the rules changed so that judges in a district where "activities related to a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The U.S. Justice Department has come out broadly against a series of proposals from a federal panel that would cut prison time for white-collar criminals. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, said at the hearing. The Justice Department also objected to a proposal to shift the emphasis in calculating sentences for stock fraud...

  • In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court late on Monday, the Justice Department said the plaintiffs agreed to a six-month stay, with a few exceptions, on depositions and document exchanges. Banks including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Citigroup Inc and UBS AG have meanwhile disclosed related investigations by the Justice Department.

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- A Johnson& Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal and agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, pleaded guilty to one federal criminal charge in the case. In 2010, the company launched mass...

  • 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...

  • NJ Sen. Menendez may face corruption charges Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez

    The Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the NYT reports.