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The Suprising Thing People Facing Federal Criminal Charges Learn

Matt Kaiser | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime
Matt Kaiser

Basically two things happen in court -- people try to get someone else's money or the government tries to get someone's freedom. People taken to court are either at risk of losing cash or going to prison.

Ryan J. Reilly

No Charges Against Officers Who Shot Woman By Capitol With Her Child In The Car | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors in D.C. announced Thursday that they would not file criminal charges against U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Po...

Ryan J. Reilly

Every DOJ Watchdog Ever Wants To End The Special Treatment Of Prosecutorial Misconduct | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every single Justice Department inspector general who has led the office since it was created a quarter century ago agreed Tuesday that ...

The Feds Are Going After Key Figure At JPMorgan

Reuters | Arnab Sen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Blythe Masters, who will leave JPMorgan Chase & Co after a 27-year career, is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Bl...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Law That Might Cover The Chris Christie Scandal | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal experts say it would be tough for federal officials to make the case that aides to Gov. Chris Christie violated federal public cor...

Radley Balko

Appeals Courts Give Misbehaving Prosecutors Privilege Of Anonymity | Radley Balko | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Last month, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a prosecutor in San Mateo County, Calif., committed "t...

An Update In The Story Of Ann Colomb

Radley Balko | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Back in 2008, I wrote a long piece for Reason magazine about the Colombs, a black, working class family in Church Point, Louisiana. The Colombs' story...

One Small Step for Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What Holder said today was that it's time for this outdated, expensive, and largely futile policy to end, or at least be severely curtailed. And that, indeed, is a giant rhetorical and philosophical leap forward.

Report: SAC Capital To Face Federal Criminal Charges

Reuters | Sakthi Prasad and Matthew Goldstein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are preparing to announce criminal charges as early as this week against Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital Advi...

Fingering Federal Prosecutors for Racial Bias

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Their colleagues didn't agree, and Calhoun's conviction stood. But Sotomayor and Breyer's rage at the bias simply pointed up what's long been noted in far too many federal cases, and in the action and behavior of far too many federal prosecutors.

Risk and Reward: Inside the Life of a Federal Judge

Judge Frederic Block | Posted 01.28.2013 | Crime
Judge Frederic Block

The startling revelation last month of the death threat against my colleague Judge Joseph Biancoreminded me of the death threat made against me a few years ago by Anthony Casso, who went by the charming nickname "Gaspipe."

New York Lender Pays Up Over Damning Allegations

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A Wall Street home mortgage lender catering to the New York, New Jersey and Florida markets has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a hou...

Lawyer Allegedly Stole Huge Sum From Orphan Girls

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

How low can one person go? In the case of one Oklahoma attorney, pretty far down. Last Friday, Attorney John Milton Merritt plead guilty to 12 coun...

A Curious Admixture of Girl Power and Greed

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 07.07.2012 | Crime
Suzanne Langlois

Early Wednesday morning, three women from two tony towns on the Connecticut shoreline received visitations at their homes by Federal Marshals. Each woman had been charged with multiple counts of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, filing false tax returns and wire fraud.

Stuffed Animal Maker Allegedly A Front For Money Laundering

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Two sisters who ran a Los Angeles toy company were sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for their role in ...

Alexander Eichler

New Report: Federal Prosecution Of Financial Fraud Falls To 20-Year Low | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Public mistrust for banks may be at an all-time high, but federal prosecution for certain financial crimes is down to a 20-year low. The federal go...

The Penn State Mess -- Federal Prosecutors Where Are You?

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.12.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Perhaps this is the case to appropriately use your power to find answers so it does not happen again. The children victims here are far more important than John Edwards, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.

WATCH: Feds Want Harsh Sentence For Blagojevich

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...

Federal Prosecutors Take Softer Approach To Corporate Crime

The New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON and LOUISE STORY | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

As the financial storm brewed in the summer of 2008 and institutions feared for their survival, a bit of good news bubbled through large banks and the...

Lawyer, Trader Charged With Sharing Merger Secrets For 17 Years

Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/NEWARK, New Jersey (Jonathan Stempel and Andrew Longstreth) - A lawyer and a trader were accused by federal prosecutors of running a 17-y...

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Sergey Aleynikov's Trial Will Not Expose Goldman Trading Secrets, Prosecutors Say

Wall Street Journal | Scott Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has always closely guarded the secrets of its lucrative high-speed trading system. Now the securities firm is getting a help...

SEC Su | Chris Peterson and Joost Akkermans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission are cooperating in a preliminary criminal probe into whethe...

Michael David Meeks, Ex-Marine, Made Hutaree 'Hit List' Of Judges And Elected Officials, Prosecutors Say

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A former U.S. Marine rifle expert and veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War supplied the extremist Christian "Hutaree" militia with a "hit list" of fed...

Justice Stevens Gives Prosecutors One Week To Respond To Blagojevich Trial Delay Request

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gave federal prosecutors one week to respond to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's re...