Justice Department


  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Media General Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy LIN Media LLC after agreeing to divest television stations in five markets, the Justice Department said on Thursday. To win government approval for the deal, the companies agreed to sell one station in Birmingham, Alabama, two in Savannah, Georgia, one near Alabama's border with Florida, one...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Law firm technician charged with insider trading Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    File photo: FBI agents in jackets

    Dmitry Braverman is the second employee of the Wilson Sonsini law firm to be accused of insider trading in recent years.

  • Inside Wall Street's 'top nemesis'  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Before the Associate Attorney General of the Justice Department leaves, CNBC's Kate Kelly spoke with Tony West.

  • DOJ #3 Tony West leaving  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Tony West is leaving the Justice Department on September 15th.

  • 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.