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  • DOJ charges 3 men in data breach   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    DOJ charges 3 men in data breach

    Three men have been charged for allegedly stealing over 1 billion email addresses, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Feb 25- Morgan Stanley said it will pay $2.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California to resolve potential claims stemming from sale of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis.

  • Lumber Liquidators plummets, says bad press coming Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Lumber Liquidators

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators fell more than 17 percent Wednesday morning after the company said the DOJ may pursue criminal charges.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- MetLife Home Loans LLC will pay $123.5 million to resolve alleged Federal Housing Administration mortgage lending violations, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. The unit, a subsidiary of MetLife Inc, knowingly violated the False Claims Act between September 2008 and March 2012 by originating and underwriting mortgage loans...

  • What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street

    The Justice Department will continue to pursue anyone that violated the law and contributed to the financial crisis of 2008. New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, shares his view.

  • Feb 17- A Russian accused of helping mastermind the largest international data breach ever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, following his extradition from the Netherlands, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Sixteen companies' networks were infiltrated, including those of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, 7- Eleven, France's Carrefour SA, JC...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's orders to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally from deportation, backing 26 states that argued Obama had overstepped his legal authority. The White House said on Tuesday the Justice Department would appeal Monday's action by U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's orders to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, backing 26 states that argued Obama had overstepped his legal authority. The White House said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice would appeal the action by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in...

  • Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing some big banks to plead guilty to criminal charges that they manipulated the prices of foreign currencies, the New York Times reported, citing lawyers briefed on the matter. In the final stages of a long-running investigation into corruption in the world's largest financial market, federal prosecutors have...

  • Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing some big banks to plead guilty to criminal charges that they manipulated the prices of foreign currencies, the New York Times reported, citing lawyers briefed on the matter. In the final stages of a long-running investigation into corruption in the world's largest financial market, federal prosecutors have...

  • DOJ warns Wall Street: Spies out to get you Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    Wall Street

    The Department of Justice has a warning for Wall Street: Foreign intelligence services are actively trying to penetrate the U.S. financial system.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- U.S. federal prosecutors have launched a new probe into whether Swiss bank UBS AG helped Americans evade taxes through investments banned in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the investigation. UBS, which paid $780 million in 2009 to settle a separate Justice Department tax-evasion probe, is now...

  • S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings

    Standard & Poor's will pay $1.37 billion to settle charges it improperly rated mortgage backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • S&P's wrist slap   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P's wrist slap

    Standard & Poor's is paying a $1.37 billion settlement on charges it improperly rated mortgage-backed securities. Andrew Stoltmann, says this a "slap on the wrist." Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Company; and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Bank of America Corp's bid to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for the sale of questionable loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis, which led to a $1.27 billion civil penalty. He also rejected Bank of America's alternative request for a new trial. The U.S. Department of Justice had...

  • Feb 2- The United States Department of Justice has decided not to prosecute News Corp or its sister company Twenty-First Century Fox after completing an investigation of scandals in Great Britain involving phone hacking and alleged bribery of public officials. The end of the probe, disclosed by News Corp in a regulatory filing on Monday, comes after the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Japan's Minebea Co Ltd has agreed to plead guilty to fixing the prices of ball bearings and to pay a $13.5 million criminal fine, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Minebea's plea brings to 34 the number of companies which have been charged with fixing prices of auto parts in the United States. Other auto parts companies that have settled...

  • Why the outlook for big banks is pretty dismal Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    A JPMorgan Chase flag at the company's headquarters in New York.

    As big U.S. banks approach earnings this week, they're taking a page from a familiar playbook: Under-promise and over-deliver.

  • S&P, Justice Dept. near settlement in ratings case Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    U.S. Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery speaking last month.

    S&P is close to reaching a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in its inflated ratings case, The New York Times reports.

  • 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...