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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Two former derivative traders for Dutch lender Rabobank were charged on Thursday for allegedly manipulating the Libor benchmark, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, both of England, were indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, the agency said. Two other former Rabobank employees have pleaded guilty in the...

  • US seeks 'total cooperation' on tax cheats: Report Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    US officials seek "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion.

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Saturday. That followed criminal investigations of roughly a dozen Swiss banks in the United States. These banks have now received a...

  • Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around the country, the Justice Department said Friday. The federal government accused the company of substandard care, between 2007 and 2013, in 33 of its skilled nursing homes in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Manhattan to dismiss a private civil lawsuit against an Iran sanctions group on national security grounds without any public explanation for the reason. The Justice Department wants to use the privilege, which it can employ in cases where national security is threatened, to dismiss a suit...

  • Company wins new contracts despite federal probe Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Tilton is the founder of the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, which owns MD Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, and dozens of other companies. The Justice Department inquiry is focused on Tilton's hiring of a former Army officer who allegedly steered millions of dollars in contracts to MD Helicopters while the pair negotiated his future employment.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7- Twitter Inc sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance. Twitter's lawsuit follows an agreement between Internet companies like...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7- Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies. The lawsuit, filed with the U.S. District Court of Northern California on Tuesday, follows an agreement...

  • US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets. The Justice Department initially defended the practice in...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- A senior banker at a leading British bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in connection with the manipulation of Libor benchmark interest rates, becoming the first person in Britain to plead guilty to such an offence. In the United States, the Department of Justice has obtained guilty pleas from two former rates traders of Dutch lender...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- High-frequency trader Michael Coscia was charged with manipulating commodity futures prices in the first U.S. federal criminal prosecution of the practice of "spoofing," the Justice Department said on Thursday. Coscia and his high-speed trading firm, Panther Energy Trading, were fined $3.1 million by regulators in the United States and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of a computer hacking ring were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $100 million in Xbox technology, Apache helicopter training software and other intellectual property, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Wall Street whistleblowers who provide U.S. prosecutors with evidence of financial fraud should get larger rewards for their efforts, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to say in a speech on Wednesday, according to a Justice Department official.

  • Where's the BofA money going?     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    What is the DOJ planning to do with the money its getting from Bank of America's settlement? Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President, says some of the money is going to liberal activist groups.

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:27 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources. The proposed deal is expected to get clearance from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission in the first quarter, the newspaper reported.

  • Did government extort Bank of America?     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    After Bank of America agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to the DOJ, CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices, debate former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich's view that the government extorted Bank of America.

  • Charles Dallara on BofA: Huge mistakes were made     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Former Institute of International Finance CEO Charles Dallara, discusses Bank of America's settlement with the Justice Department. Dallara says huge mistakes were made and banks need to be more active in supporting the recovery in this country.

  • Bank of America's fine breakdown     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly analyzes Bank of America's agreement with the Justice Department.

  • CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Bank of America's $17 billion settlement with the DOJ. Cramer says the Justice Department wanted to maximize the embarrassment and pain of Bank of America.