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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- SolarCity will pay $29.5 million to settle a long-running investigation into allegations it violated federal law by submitting inflated claims to the government through a popular stimulus program set up during the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. In a statement, the company denied all of the allegations in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- SolarCity has agreed to $29.5 million to settle U.S. allegations that it had violated federal law "by submitting inflated claims" to the federal government, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A federal judge ordered two Texas- based mortgage companies and their chief executive to pay $296.3 million to the U.S. government after a jury found them liable for inducing the government into insuring risky home loans, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Attorney in Manhattan Joon Kim, whose predecessor Preet Bharara had pursued...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into whether Equifax...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- A federal magistrate judge blocked the U.S. Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by Volkswagen AG in the government's diesel emissions investigation. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley in California, is a win for the world's largest automaker, which faces 1,600 securities suits in...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into whether Equifax...

  • Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB.

    The maker of "The Wolf of Wall Street," has settled a U.S. suit to seize assets allegedly bought with funds stolen from Malaysian fund 1MDB.

  • Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Facebook gave Mueller more records on Russian ad purchases than it provided to Congress last week, the WSJ reported Friday, citing sources.

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, introduced a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for the government to stop mergers and another that would raise fees that companies pay for merger reviews. One bill would lessen the burden on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which review...

  • ZURICH, Sept 14- Swiss Life could face a fine in the United States after it was contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice about whether it helped U.S. clients avoid tax, Switzerland's biggest life insurer said on Thursday. Its portfolio with U.S. clients of Swiss Life Liechtenstein and Swiss Life Singapore was around 250 million Swiss francs, down from 1 billion...

  • James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

    The White House on Wednesday strongly suggested that former FBI Director James Comey broke the law.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Thirty-six U.S. senators on Tuesday called on federal authorities to investigate the sale of nearly $2 million in shares of credit bureau Equifax Inc by company executives after a massive data breach, and one compared their actions to insider trading. The lawmakers signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and...

  • The lawmakers signed a letter asking the Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission to probe about $1.8 million in stock sales by three executives between the time the company learned about the hack and when they made it public. "If that happened, somebody needs to go to jail," Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat on the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday charged Deutsche Bank's former head of subprime mortgage trading with civil fraud in connection with conduct dating back to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Patrick Smith, an attorney at Smith Villazor LLP representing Mangione, issued a lengthy statement criticizing the government for bringing the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday charged Deutsche Bank's former head of subprime mortgage trading with civil fraud in connection with conduct dating back to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Paul Mangione, the former trader, is accused in the complaint of misrepresenting information about the loans underpinning two residential...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10- In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he read out an anti-corruption pledge. The campaign comes as Najib prepares to meet President Donald Trump in the United States this week, where the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are...

  • Under the settlement, Novo Nordisk will pay the government $12.15 million that the Justice Department said it earned by violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act from 2010 to 2012.. It violated that law stemming from a failure to comply to a FDA- mandated risk program, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington.

  • President Donald Trump steps from Air Force One

    The DOJ said it had no evidence to support Trump's unsubstantiated claim made in March that Obama had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower.

  • President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to Yuma, Arizona, August 22, 2017.

    Mueller's team has a draft letter by Trump and an aide, laying out reasons for firing Comey, according to a person familiar with the probe.

  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks at a ceremony at the Baidu headquarters in Beijing on December 17, 2014. Baidu, China's leading search engine, and ride sharing company Uber announced a strategic investment and cooperation agreement on December 17.

    Uber confirmed to CNBC it is cooperating with the Justice Department on a preliminary probe.