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Sessions Can’t Escape The Tumult Of His Tenure At DOJ Ceremony Honoring Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller’s name nor the Russia investigation he leads was mentioned during the ceremony for Sessions, who was forced out last November by President Donald Trump. But the tumult of the last two years, which includ...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Boeing 737 MAX

The FBI has joined the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a Wednesday Seattle Times report. The FBI’s Seattle field office is close to the 737 plant and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, where officials partook in the certification process for the planes, two of which crashed in recent months. Criminal investigations into the aviation industry are exceedingly rare in America and point to the seriousness of the f...
Tags: News, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Seattle Times, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga, FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Boeing


FBI Involved In Boeing 737 MAX Investigation

The FBI is involved in the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a Wednesday Seattle Times report. The FBI’s Seattle field office is close to the 737 plant and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, where officials partook in the certification process for the planes, two of which crashed in recent months. Criminal investigations into the aviation industry are exceedingly rare in America and point to the seriousness of t...
Tags: News, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Seattle Times, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga


Poll: 60 Percent Have Some Confidence In Fairness Of Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that most Americans have some concern that Trump’s campaign had improper connections to Russia, though fewer than half say the president has done something illegal in his ties...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Poll, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Glidden


Mueller’s Team Asks For Deadline Extension, Cites Large Workload

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team said in a recent filing that they “face the press of other work” in asking for an extension on unsealing documents in the Paul Manafort case. According to a Tuesday Politico report, it’s unclear if this is a sign that the probe is winding down or ramping up. The top lawyers on the team are reportedly still joining Mueller in working long hours, though some have returned to their Department of Justice posts, and FBI agents and prosecutors rotate in and out...
Tags: News, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort, Mueller probe, Kate Riga


State AGs put tech giants on notice: 'Something must be done with these companies ... they have become too big'

The attorney general for Louisiana, Jeff Landry, has described a growing unease among US attorneys general about the power of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Landry told SiriusXM's "Breitbart News Daily" show that "all actions" are being considered by his peers when it comes to reining-in the Silicon Valley behemoths. His comments come amid a growing, bipartisan wave of hostility against big tech in recent months, with major Democrat and Republican figures expressing concern....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump, Landry, Google Facebook, Breitbart News Daily, FEC


A Comprehensive Guide to Due Diligence Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Richard D. Harroch, David A. Lipkin, Richard V. Smith, and John Cook Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a significant amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying, what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the seller’s contingent liabilities, problematic contracts, litigation risks, intellectual property issues, and much more. This is particularly true in private company acquis...
Tags: Organization, Sales, America, San Francisco, ISO, David, Xerox, Silicon Valley, Epa, John, Department Of Justice, Richard, Wall Street Journal, Irs, San Francisco Bay Area, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe


Brett Neilon, Justin Dedich vying for USC’s starting center spot

LOS ANGELES — Brett Neilon saw his first chance to start for USC early last season. Neilon replaced Toa Lobendahn when the senior center was sidelined with a pectoral injury in the season-opening win over UNLV. He faced few issues in his debut. When Neilon returned to the sideline to make way for Lobendahn’s return, he watched a series of issues arise. The performance from the offensive line was up and down, at times struggling to protect quarterback JT Daniels or provide much aid for the runnin...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, College sports, Department Of Justice, Usc, UNLV, Trojans, Helton, Clay Helton, Lobendahn, Eastern Illinois, Klingenberg, USC Football


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes


Russia has banned fake news, while also being one of the world's prime exporters of fake news

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a new law that heavily fines those who spread those who spread what the state decides is fake news. Russia is one of the world's largest sources of fake news, and it hosts campaigns that aim to spread misinformation around the world. With this new law, Russia can ban information that it decides is false within its own borders while spreading objective falsehoods around the globe. The US and the EU accuse Russia of spreading misinformation, and Facebook h...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Ira, Estonia, Sky News, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Lithuania


Rosenstein Extending Stay At DOJ Indefinitely

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is extending his stay at the Department of Justice for at least “a little longer,” according to Tuesday NBC reporting. Slated to leave in mid-March, Rosenstein has reportedly spoken to Attorney General William Barr about staying for an indefinite amount of time. The hearings for his replacement are currently scheduled for early April. Rosenstein extending his DOJ tenure indefinitely pic.twitter.com/MjwCa5hICn — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 19, 2019...
Tags: News, Nbc, Department Of Justice, Doj, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, William Barr, Kate Riga


The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who was in a relationship with Elizabeth Holmes and now faces criminal charges

Throughout the saga of Theranos, the now-shuttered blood testing company that came under fire in 2015 over the accuracy of its blood tests, one of the company's key executives stayed away from the spotlight.  Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood" John Carreyrou found that Theranos president Sunny Balwani was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes during the time he was at the company. Balwani and Holmes confirmed their relation...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Hbo, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Beijing, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Rupert Murdoch, Lotus, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Doj


From Silicon Valley superstar to facing jail time on fraud charges, here's where Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is now

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former Theranos president Sunny Balwani have been charged with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charges stem from allegations that the two engaged in a scheme to defraud investors and a separate scheme to defraud doctors and patients while at the blood-testing company, the   Department of Justice said in June 2018. In September, Theranos shut down. Theranos is the focus of " The Inventor: Out for Blood in Si...
Tags: Hbo, Stanford, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Rupert Murdoch, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Zika, Holmes


Top 5 Buzzkills Keeping Cannabis Down And Out (And Emerging)

Unfortunately, most of these are here to stay thanks to the Department of Justice and the Controlled Substances Act.
Tags: Law, Government, Marijuana, Cannabis, Department Of Justice, Hilary Bricken


The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing startup that went from Silicon Valley darling to facing fraud charges

Theranos, the blood-testing startup once valued at $9 billion, has fallen far from grace. Its former CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes faces criminal charges stemming from allegations that she and former Theranos president Sunny Balwani engaged in a scheme to defraud investors.  First founded in 2003 by a 19-year-old Holmes, here are the events that contributed to the rise, the fall, the pivot, and now criminal charges facing Theranos and its founder. Theranos is the focus of "The Inventor...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Robertson, Gardner, DON T, Stanford Medical School, Sunny Balwani, John Carreyrou, HBO Here, Silicon Valley Startup


In Rare Move, Criminal Federal Prosecutor Probes Boeing 737 MAX Development

A subpoena issued March 11 was sent to at least one person involved in the Boeing 737 MAX jetliner’s development and is signed by a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s criminal division, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report. The subpoena is reportedly seeking documents, including emails and other correspondence, related to the aircraft’s development. As the Journal points out, it is rare in the United States for federal prosecutors to use a criminal probe to investig...
Tags: News, United States, Department Of Justice, Boeing, Doj, Department Of Transportation, Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Subpoena, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga, Sunday Wall Street Journal


Dozens charged in college admissions racket

The Department of Justice calls it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.
Tags: News, Department Of Justice


Trump Urges GOP To ‘Play Along With The Game’ Of Releasing Mueller Report

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he told Republicans to vote for a non-binding resolution to release the Mueller report because it “makes us all look good and doesn’t matter.” On the recent non-binding vote (420-0) in Congress about releasing the Mueller Report, I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019 Apparently all Republicans didn’t...
Tags: News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Hillary Clinton, Graham, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Mueller, William Barr, Kate Riga, Mueller report


A Comprehensive Guide to Due Diligence Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Richard D. Harroch, David A. Lipkin, Richard V. Smith, and John Cook Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a significant amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying, what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the seller’s contingent liabilities, problematic contracts, litigation risks, intellectual property issues, and much more. This is particularly true in private company acquis...
Tags: Organization, Sales, America, San Francisco, ISO, David, Xerox, Silicon Valley, Epa, John, Department Of Justice, Richard, Wall Street Journal, Irs, San Francisco Bay Area, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe


From Betsy DeVos to Rupert Murdoch, to the Walton family, here are the investors that lost hundreds of millions investing in Theranos

Going into summer 2018, the blood-testing startup Theranos was running low on cash. In March, the SEC charged Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes with fraud, alleging they had made false statements and misled investors while raising $700 million. In June, the Department of Justice charged Holmes and former Theranos president Sunny Balwani with wire fraud. By September 2018, Theranos — which at one point had a $9 billion valuation — officially shut down.  Theranos investors, which includ...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Atlanta, Walmart, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Carlos Slim


Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* "This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers." The Senate voted to reject President Trump's declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we'll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president's first veto. [Washington Post] * A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task F...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Copyright, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Deaths, Department Of Justice, Title IX, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Kurt Cobain


'Very, very severe headwinds’: The threat to bust up Big Tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely

As calls to regulate or break up US tech giants increase, Wall Street sees a resemblance to past situations in which massive companies faced years of scrutiny and difficulty. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said recently that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple should be split up to increase competition. Some experts now say the companies are in for an extended rough period. One money manager explained to Business Insider why he stopped buying those four stocks entirely. W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Department Of Justice, Stifel Nicolaus, Kim Jong, Antonelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Facebook Google Amazon


Ross Claims Ignorance To Suggestion That Aide Came Up With Census Change Rationale

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claimed ignorance Thursday when asked about comments from his own aide, Earl Comstock, that suggested that the Commerce Department, and not the Justice Department, came up with the rationale for adding a Census citizenship question. “ I have no idea what you are  talking about,” Ross told Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Sarbanes appeared to be referring to deposition Comstock gave in the lawsuits challenging Ross’ decision. C...
Tags: News, Commerce, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Tierney Sneed, Commerce Department, John Sarbanes, Census Bureau, Comstock, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Sarbanes, Muckraker


Admissions scam adds insult to injury for minority applicants

In what a federal prosecutor called “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” dozens of people were charged in a bribery scheme to cheat on SAT and ACT entrance exams and buy admission to elite schools for the children of wealthy parents. Through payments disguised as donations, parents involved in the cheating scandal paid between $250,000 and $400,000 per student to its “mastermind,” William Singer, who then laundered the money through his college cou...
Tags: News, Department Of Justice, William Singer


Department of Justice explains why it won't release Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman's booking photos

Celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among those arrested this week in an unfolding scandal wherein rich people bribed officials at elite colleges, through an intermediary, to accept their unqualified children. The Department of Justice, however, says it won't be releasing their booking photos. The DOJ and U.S. Marshals Services say their policies prohibit releasing the photos because doing so doesn't serve the agencies' needs if the person in question has already been apprehende...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Mugshots, Foia, Department Of Justice, Doj, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Lori Loughlin, U S Marshals Services


Ross Grilled On Emails From Early 2017 Showing His Interest In Census Change

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday attempted to explain to lawmakers an email he sent to an aide on May 2, 2017, expressing frustration “nothing” had been done in response to his “months old” request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The email undercut his previous congressional testimony that suggested the push to add the citizenship question was initiated by a December 2017 Justice Department request to have it included. Ross on Thursday said that he was frustrated i...
Tags: News, White House, Commerce, House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Gore, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Jeff Sessions, Census Bureau, Comstock, House Oversight Committee


Students file lawsuit against USC, Yale, other colleges in admissions bribery scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors have accused rich and famous parents paying bribes to ensure their children’s admission. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission. Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods claimed they were denied a fair opportunity to apply to Yale and USC. The lawsuit also n...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Yale, Department Of Justice, Usc, Stanford University, Southern California, National News, Lori Loughlin, Tom Conroy, Top Stories LADN


READ: Wilbur Ross’ Prepared Remarks In Front Of House Oversight Committee

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is in front of the House Oversight Committee Thursday, where he will be grilled about his decision last year to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. His previous explanations to Congress and to the public — where he claimed that the Department of Justice initiated a December 2017 request for the question for voting rights enforcement purposes — have been undercut by documents released in the litigation over the question. Ross, in fact, was hankering fo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Commerce, ACS, Jordan, Department Of Justice, Doj, Ross, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cummings, Pelosi, OMB, Department of Commerce, Census Bureau


What Will Happen To The Students At The Center Of The College Admissions Scam?

Two days after news broke of the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, colleges and universities impacted are beginning to make decisions about the future of the students at the center of the scandal. How much did these students know? How culpable does that make them? And, of course, will they get to stay enrolled at their universities?The universities in question are numerous and widespread — USC, UCLA, University of San Diego, University of Texas, Wake ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Stanford, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Detroit, Usc, Ucla, New York Daily News, Yale University, Georgetown, Ernst, Isabelle, Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade Giannulli, Gordon Ernst


Top Mueller prosecutor to leave Russia probe: reports

One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio report on Thursday, possibly signaling the end of the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. Andrew Weissmann is departing the Special Counsel's Office to teach at New York University (NYU), the NPR report said, citing two sources close to the matter. A spokesman for Mueller, whose team has been investigating Russ...
Tags: News, Russia, Npr, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, National Public Radio, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, New York University NYU, Top Mueller