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Christie: Internal Investigation or Client Advocacy?

Michael D. Celock | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's million dollar internal investigation of Bridgegate has determined that the governor did not know what was going on and did not authorize the lane closures. But the report raises more questions than answers.

Christina Wilkie

In Rare Case, Lobbyist Pursued For Breaking Lobbying Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyist Alan Mauk is facing a possible fine of up to $5.2 million for allegedly failing to report his lobbying activities, according to...

The Dilemma of Parallel Investigations

Michael D. Celock | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

These two investigations exist on parallel, yet vastly different planes. While both are seeking information on the same issues, the outcomes both desire are different.

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prosecutor Tries A Radical Tactic In The Drug War: Not Throwing People In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles is pursuing a bold new approach to the "war on drugs" in South Carolina. (Photo: North Charleston Police Department/Flickr)...

Ryan J. Reilly

Georgia Men Used Facebook To Plot Anti-Government Militia Uprising, Prosecutors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Georgia men were charged in federal court this week with plotting an attack against the government designed to trigger martial law...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Law That Might Cover The Chris Christie Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Inquiry Into Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Faces Uphill Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Were he still U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, there's little doubt that Gov. Chris Christie (R) would have launched a fede...

The India-U.S. Diplomatic Crisis That Didn't Have to Be

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

This is not a trivial incident, but it shouldn't have mushroomed into the crisis it has become. Such treatment of a diplomat charged with visa fraud predictably raised eyebrows and may raise broader questions of parity about how the United States expects its owns diplomats to be treated.

Ryan J. Reilly

When It Comes To Eric Holder's 'Smart On Crime' Push, Ideas Aren't Partisan -- Or Even His

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- When Attorney General Eric Holder set out to reform the Justice Department's approach to certain types of crime, he didn't have to rei...

Three Arrested In Navy Bribery Scheme

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — A Navy contractor, a commander and a Navy criminal investigator were arrested and charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to rea...

US Attorney's Attempt to Seize Innocent Family's Motel Dismissed

Dan McDermott | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
Dan McDermott

Justice has prevailed over an outrageous example of prosecutorial overreach. In this case, the government argued that Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Massachusetts should be seized because there were 15 drug arrests over a 15-year period.

In Remembering Aaron Swartz, Let's Not Forget Jamel Dossie

Ian Bassin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Often it takes a rare injustice perpetrated against a privileged young person for our society to recognize the common injustices we visit every day upon less-privileged minorities.

Man Could Face Gun Charges After Saving Boy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

A Good Samaritan who shot a pit bull that was mauling an 11-year-old boy in Washington, D.C., on Sunday could face gun charges, WJLA reports. As th...

Next U.S. Attorney Expected To Be More Of An Insider

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The lanky, soft-spoken lawman from New York arrived in Chicago with a mandate to clean up corruption-plagued Illinois. And after a decade o...

4 Prosecutors Named As Possible U.S. Attorney Successors

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Four prosecutors with Illinois ties were recommended on Monday to President Barack Oba...

Labeling Gaffe Leads To Prison Horror

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

You can skip today’s "Scared Straight" episode, kids. This prison horror story should suffice. Pet food found its way onto the plates of prisoner...

Federal Bank Examiner Violated Ethics Rules by Playing Golf With Bank Employees, Probe Finds

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

A federal bank examiner violated ethics rules by golfing with bank employees during work hours and letting them pick up expenses, according to a report by a government watchdog recently released under the Freedom of Information Act.

U.S Intervenes In Dinosaur Skeleton Tug Of War

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2012 10:06 AM EDT on LiveScience The United States Attorney's office has intervened in...

Marijuana and the U.S. Attorney

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Two events took place in June that suggested a primer on how medical marijuana laws are working in Colorado might be appropriate.

NBA Players Union Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

The union that represents NBA players said Friday it is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. The announcement from the Natio...

4 Suspected Members of Fringe Militia Group Charged In Terror Plot

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA — Four suspected members of a fringe north Georgia militia group have been charged with plotting to buy explosives and to manufacture a ...

Lucia Graves

Decision To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Made In California, Not Washington, U.S. Attorney Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The decision to crack down on medical pot establishments in the Golden State was a collective decision by four U.S. attorneys in Califor...

Dan Froomkin

Obama U.S. Attorney Nominee David Barlow Is Tea Party Senator's General Counsel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidents routinely choose party loyalists as their U.S. attorneys. But normally, they choose nominees from their own party. Presid...

Men Charged With Transporting Prostitutes To Vermont Farms

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

BRATTLEBORO, Vt - Federal prosecutors have charged two men with transporting several Hispanic women from New York to Vermont to have sex with farm...

Honey Laundering: U.S. Catches Execs Smuggling $40 Million Of Drug-Infused Honey

aolnews.com | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. consumers stand a better chance of buying honey free of drugs, chemicals and other illegal contaminants because investigators from several federa...