Department of Justice

Police officers work their way north on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., clearing the road of people Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed […]

08/16/2014

FILE - This May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Justice Department in Washington. The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for an arguably less-sympathetic category of inmates: white-collar criminals. It’s unclear what action the commission will take, especially given the public outrage at fraudsters. But the discussion is unfolding as some federal judges have chosen to ignore the existing guidelines and as the Justice Department looks for ways to cut costs from an overpopulated federal prison system. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which […]

08/15/2014

FILE - This May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Justice Department in Washington. The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment of white-collar criminals.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Sentencing changes sought for business crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug dealers. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for an […]

08/13/2014

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Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department’s largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it’s not over yet. The investigation, made public four […]

05/25/2014

CVS to pay $5M to settle drug pricing allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Justice says a unit of CVS Caremark has agreed to pay over $5 million to settle allegations that it reported false prescription drug pricing data to the government’s Medicare […]

10/16/2012

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