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  • NEW YORK, March 20- American International Group Inc shareholders won approval on Friday of a $970.5 million settlement resolving claims they were misled about its subprime mortgage exposure, leading to a liquidity crisis and $182.3 billion in federal bailouts. The U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed related probes...

  • Sick scams: $3.3B recouped from health-care fraud Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Federal authorities spent just $1 in probes for every $7.70 they recovered from health-care fraudsters, who remain a persistent, pricy problem.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A U.S. federal judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by non-profit group Better Markets that sought to block a $13 billion settlement JPMorgan Chase& Co reached with the U.S. Justice Department over shoddy mortgage loans sold to investors before the financial crisis. Judge Beryl A. Howell accepted a motion by the Justice Department filed last...

  • Native tribes debate entering legal pot business Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah.

    Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A U.S. federal judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by non-profit group Better Markets that sought to block a $13 billion settlement JPMorgan Chase& Co reached with the U.S. Justice Department over shoddy mortgage loans sold to investors before the financial crisis. Judge Beryl A. Howell accepted a motion by the Justice Department filed last...

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several people familiar with the Justice Department show the $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal is getting far less attention than Comcast Corp's agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45 billion. But it is the Comcast deal that has triggered FCC and Justice Department inquiries...

  • Congress can't agree on ... sex trafficking bill? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    The Senate has found a way to disagree on a bill that would protect victims of sex trafficking, The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The U.S. Justice Department has come out broadly against a series of proposals from a federal panel that would cut prison time for white-collar criminals. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, said at the hearing. The Justice Department also objected to a proposal to shift the emphasis in calculating sentences for stock fraud...

  • In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court late on Monday, the Justice Department said the plaintiffs agreed to a six-month stay, with a few exceptions, on depositions and document exchanges. Banks including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Citigroup Inc and UBS AG have meanwhile disclosed related investigations by the Justice Department.

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- A Johnson& Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal and agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, pleaded guilty to one federal criminal charge in the case. In 2010, the company launched mass...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Holder, who was traveling in South Carolina with President Barack Obama, said he could not comment. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist...

  • NJ Sen. Menendez may face corruption charges Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez

    The Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a Democratic donor who has been accused of overbilling the Medicare program.

  • 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.