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  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Bank of America Corp has held talks with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a civil fraud probe into Merrill Lynch's sale of flawed mortgage securities ahead of the financial crisis, people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

  • Herbalife shares drop after news of criminal probe Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    Herbalife Los Angeles distribution center in Carson, California.

    The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating Herbalife, which hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has long alleged is a pyramid scheme, FT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Nine people have been charged in an alleged international conspiracy that used malicious software to gather bank account details and use the information to steal millions of dollars, including from accounts held at a Nebraska bank, the Department of Justice said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Three men have been indicted on charges that they defrauded a federal telephone subsidy for low-income Americans of $32 million, the first such criminal prosecution in the Lifeline program, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Three men have been indicted on charges that they bilked $32 million from a federal program that subsidizes cell phones for poor Americans, the first such criminal fraud prosecution in the Lifeline program, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Justice Department official Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission. "We are delighted that the Senate has confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as an FTC Commissioner.

  • PROVIDENCE, April 8- The U.S. Justice Department and Rhode Island on Tuesday agreed that federal officials will ensure that developmentally disabled residents of the New England state have the opportunity to work at real jobs where they earn at least minimum wage.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The United States has extradited a former executive of an Italian marine hose manufacturer to face price-fixing charges in what the Justice Department said was its first extradition on antitrust charges.

  • DOJ investigating HFT     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- Federal authorities are investigating whether General Motors hid an ignition switch defect when it filed for bankruptcy in 2009, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The automaker cannot comment specifically on the Justice Department investigation, spokesman Greg Martin said in an email on Saturday.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest details on an agreement reached between the Justice Department and Toyota over the recall of its autos for unintended acceleration.

  • Deficiencies found in DOJ mortgage investigation     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new Department of Justice findings on how it handled the investigation of the mortgage fraud crisis.

  • *Justice Department says practice of closing deals is legal. WASHINGTON, March 5- Sometime soon, maybe in the next month or so, a federal judge is expected to decide whether the creation of the world's biggest passenger airline, as envisioned by two companies and the U.S. Justice Department, was really a good idea.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Mythili Raman, the top criminal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, is planning to leave the agency next month, wrapping up a year overseeing high-profile investigations into global market manipulation.

  • The former banker, Martin Lack, is a Swiss national who was indicted in 2011 in Florida on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States. In a court filing last week, Lack's attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to set a date for Lack to plead guilty.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- JPMorgan Chase& Co has agreed to pay $614 million to the U.S. government to settle claims it defrauded federal agencies by underwriting sub-standard mortgage loans, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- JPMorgan Chase& Co has agreed to pay $614 million to the U.S. government to settle claims it defrauded federal agencies by underwriting sub-standard mortgage loans, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Japan- based Aisan Industry Co Ltd has agreed to plead guilty in the United States to conspiring to fix the prices of automobile parts and pay a criminal fine of $6.9 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Aisan is one of 25 companies which law enforcement authorities in the United States, Europe or Asia have charged with price fixing.

  • Jan 23- The U.S. Justice Department accused United States Investigations Services, the largest private provider of security checks for the government, of bilking millions of dollars through improper background verifications.

  • Jan 23- The Justice Department has accused United States Investigations Services, the private firm that also vetted Edward Snowden before he leaked documents about U.S. spying efforts, of bilking millions of dollars through improper background checks, a court filing showed.

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