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  • WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has agreed on Friday to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group. The department on Thursday dropped its appeal of a federal judge's decision requiring it to provide the opinion from its Office of Legal Counsel to the Electronic...

  • WASHINGTON— A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer. Attkisson, who has said her personal computer and work laptops were remotely accessed due to her reporting on topics including the Fast and Furious...

  • APNewsBreak: US settles case over fake Facebook page Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday. After initially defending the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Two federal prosecutors who have led several high-profile fraud cases, including the government's criminal investigation of Bernard Madoff, are leaving the U.S. Justice Department to join prominent law firm Boies, Schiller& Flexner, according to an announcement Reuters reviewed before its public release. Matthew Schwartz and John Zach, who...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Two federal prosecutors who have led several high-profile fraud cases, including the government's criminal investigation of Bernard Madoff, are leaving the U.S. Justice Department to join prominent law firm Boies, Schiller& Flexner, according to an announcement Reuters reviewed before its public release. Matthew Schwartz and John Zach, who...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- A former executive of Japan's Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing and rigging bids for auto parts made for cars sold in the United States, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Toyoda Gosei is among 32 companies that have pleaded guilty to fixing the prices of dozens of car parts. Horie, a former Toyoda Gosei sales...

  • The Justice Department said Alstom paid more than $75 million to secure $4 billion in projects around the world. DOJ said Alstom pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information filed in a federal court in Connecticut and that Alstom's Swiss unit also pleaded guilty to criminal charges that it conspired to violate federal bribery laws.

  • Alstom pleads guilty, will pay $772M for bribery Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    An apprentice inspects a section of cut metal at Alstom SA's welding training facility in Stafford, U.K.

    Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle bribery charges with the U.S. Justice Department.

  • The Justice Department is expected to announce Alstom will plead guilty and pay $772 million in a bribery settlement, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Treasury sells entire Ally stake, ends auto rescue Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Ally Financial CEO Michael Carpenter, third from right, is applauded as he rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to mark his company's IPO.

    The U.S. Treasury is winding down its auto industry recovery program by selling the last of its stake in Ally Financial.

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, Dec 16- Alstom SA is close to settling a bribery case with the U.S. Justice Department for $700 million, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, in what would be the largest criminal fine levied by the United States for foreign bribery. A top Justice Department official said in a speech last month that Alstom executives along with Japanese...

  • Alstom to settle bribery charge: Report  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Alstom is close to settling a bribery charge for more than $500 million with the U.S. Justice Department, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • For insider trading, it's a whole new ballgame Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Preet Bharara

    An appellate court decision significantly redefined insider trading, and may have altered the course of all further enforcement.

  • Dec 9- Standard Chartered will face another three years of scrutiny for compliance with U.S. standards related to sanctions against certain countries, according to documents filed on Tuesday that also noted another probe of the bank is underway. The original agreements, struck with the U.S. Justice Department and the Manhattan district attorney over the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- Swiss firm Supreme Foodservice GmbH pleaded guilty on Monday to overcharging the United States for food and bottled water it provided to U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan and will pay $434 million to resolve a series of related cases, according to court documents. The cases were investigated by federal prosecutors and Justice Department...

  • Holder bolsters limits on federal profiling Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Federal profiling on the basis of religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity will be banned, NBC News reports.

  • ZURICH, Nov 20- The U.S. Department of Justice has requested more information from around 40 Swiss banks taking part in a programme to make amends for possibly aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Thursday. That followed criminal investigations of roughly a dozen Swiss banks in the United States. A spokesman for Switzerland's...

  • Justice Dept. takes in more than $24 billion  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    The Department of Justice has put out its grand total of civil and criminal collections for the FY 2014, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • DOJ using planes to collect cell data: WSJ  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    The U.S. government is gathering data from thousands of cell phones using devices on airplanes that mimic cell towers. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.

  • Obama plans to protect up to 5M from deportation Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama intends to order changes that will combat millions of potential deportations, reports The New York Times.