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A former shoe company CFO admitted to siphoning $30 million to pay for diamonds and flights to tropical vacations

Boonchai Wedmakawand/Getty Images The former CFO of a Massachusetts shoe company pleaded guilty to a $30 million embezzlement scheme. 64-year-old Richard Hajjar bought private flights to the Caribbean and diamonds with the money. The company, Alden Shoe Co., terminated Hajjar in October 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former chief financial officer of a Massachusetts shoe company pleaded guilty to embezzling $30 million from the business over the course of seve...
Tags: News, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Shoes, Trends, Retail, Wire Fraud, Department Of Justice, US District Court, Doj, Guilty, Justice Department, Caribbean, Cfo, Rbc


10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trump aides are casting doubt on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's prospects for House speakerThe Republican Party's push for voting restrictions may come back to bite itEXCLUSIVE: Maj. Gen. William Walker, the new House sergeant at arms, talks ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Nbc News, Alabama, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


Most oppose costly Honolulu rail project in poll, Maui ex-cop pleads guilty in sex-for-perjury case, American Rescue Plan funds on the way, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Honolulu rail route as planned, courtesy HART Majority oppose rail project in poll. The largest public works project in Hawaii history is opposed by 53% of registered voters on Oahu, with just 34% expressing support for Honolulu rail. The numbers are similar when voters living on the neighbor islands are factored in — 50% and 35%, respectively. Civil Beat.HART's interim CEO believes parts of Honolulu rail line can open by December. According to HART, since construction started more t...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Dell, Doj, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Travelers, State, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kona


Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit

Republicans conducting an audit of votes from the 2020 presidential election in Arizona plan to tell the Department of Justice (DOJ)...
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Feds Want Answers From AZ Senate President On Sketchy ‘Audit’ Practices

The U.S. Justice Department has its eyes on the shady “audit” of 2020 election results in Arizona’s largest county. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Arizona, Doj, U S Justice Department, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, AZ Senate, Cyber Ninjas, Arizona audit


DOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws

The Department of Justice on Wednesday issued a warning regarding the Arizona audit of 2020 election ballots in Maricopa County, saying...
Tags: Arizona, Department Of Justice, Doj, Maricopa County


DoJ warns Arizona officials over 2020 election audit

By Stephanie Becker and Chandelis Duster | CNN The Justice Department on Wednesday issued a warning in the Republican-run Arizona Senate-ordered audit of the 2020 election ballots, saying the audit could be in violation of federal voting and civil rights laws. The warning comes amid scrutiny over the audit of nearly 2.1 million ballots from Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, where election officials previously found no evidence of widespread voter fraud or other issues during the state’s 2020 p...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Republicans, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, State


What the end of the eviction ban means for landlords and tenants

Mortgage foreclosure litigation attorney Jason Vanslette shares how the moratorium ruling impacts landlords and property owners — and why waiting to evict may be the smart move.
Tags: Cdc, Radio, Evictions, Mortgage, Landlords, Doj, Rentals, Foreclosure, Property Owners, Markets & Economy, Select, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus, Eviction Moratorium, Eviction Ban, Jason Vanslette


Federal prison population holding steady at just over 152,000 through first 100 days of the Biden Administration

The day after Joe Biden was inaugurated as President, I authored this post posing a question in the title: "Anyone bold enough to make predictions about the federal prison population — which is now at 151,646 according to BOP?".  That post highlighted notable numerical realties about the the federal prison population (based on BOP data) during recent presidencies: during Prez Obama's first term in office, the federal prison population (surprisingly?) increased about 8%, climbing from 201,668 at ...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Doj, Prez Obama, USSC, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Biden Administration


Man charged with joining the Capitol riot after the FBI saw his wife's Facebook posts bragging about it

A composite of images used in the FBI filings, in which a man believed to be Gary Edwards had been circled. Facebook/Lynn Feiler Edwards/DOJ/Insider A man has been charged with joining the Capitol riot after his wife posted to Facebook about it. The FBI received a tip about the bragging posts, which they say have since been deleted. Officials matched a Facebook portrait of Gary Edwards to a man seen in footage from January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man was char...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Trends, Fbi, News UK, Donald Trump, Doj, Gary, Capitol, Edwards, Lynn, Capitol Rotunda, Gary Edwards, Maga, Mia Jankowicz, Capitol Riot


Top Stories this AM: Free money, maybe; Caitlyn Jenner's transportation hot take; Cyber Ninjas search for 'Chinese' paper

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here. What's going on today:Good news: If you were overpaid unemployment insurance, the Biden administration thinks you should be able to keep some. The Department of Labor issued guidance Wednesday that recommends states allow people to keep any overpayment they've received, as long as they didn't receive the payment through fr...
Tags: Asia, News, California, Newsletter, Trends, Gop, NHL, Biden, Nonhuman Rights Project, Doj, New York Rangers, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Capitals, Washington Capitals, Tom Wilson


U.S. Justice Department worried about Arizona vote recount

The DOJ wants to guarantee that federal law is followed.
Tags: Arizona, Doj, U S Justice Department


DOJ expresses concerns over audit of Maricopa County election through letter

The U.S. Department of Justice says it is concerned about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the...
Tags: Doj, U S Department of Justice, Maricopa County


Judge rebukes William Barr for Mueller handling, orders DOJ to release Trump obstruction memo

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said AG William Barr had obscured "the true purpose of the memorandum" when it withheld the document.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Doj, Trump, AG, Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, William Barr


US Justice Department expresses 'concerns' over the GOP's Arizona election audit being conducted by Cyber Ninjas

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as a Cyber Ninjas IT technician demonstrates a ballot scan during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Politics, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Doj, Charles Davis


Judge orders DOJ to release Trump obstruction memo, says Barr was 'disingenuous'

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in a sharp rebuke of the former attorney general, said the Justice Dept. had obscured “the true...
Tags: Doj, Trump, Justice Dept, Barr, Amy Berman Jackson


10 Things in Politics: Trump's a blogger now

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trump went back to the past to find his online futureThe top House Republican tore into Rep. Liz Cheney when he thought he was off the airThe Justice Department must turn over a secret memo Barr used to clear TrumpOne thing to look out for t...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, New York, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Getty Images


Another member of the Boogaloo Bois pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges to sell weapons to Hamas as part of 'Boojahideen' sub-group

A member of the far-right militia, Boogaloo Bois, walks next to protestors demonstrating outside Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Metro Division 2 just outside of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 29, 2020. - The protest was sparked by protests in Minneapolis, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. In Charlotte, CMPD Metro Division 2 was home to CMPD officer, Wende Kerl, who shot and killed Danquirs ...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, Trends, Fbi, Hamas, Michael Solomon, US District Court, Doj, Charlotte, Domestic Terrorism, Logan, Charlotte North Carolina, Solomon, Minneapolis Minnesota, Teeter, Boogaloo


DOJ ordered to turn over Trump obstruction of justice memo

A judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over an internal memo from March 2019 that then-Attorney General Bill Barr...
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Judge orders release of secret DOJ memo used to clear Trump of obstruction

The judge called Barr's characterization of the Mueller investigation's finding “disingenuous."
Tags: Doj, Trump, Mueller, Barr


New federal defender laments BOP's response to COVID and the FIRST STEP Act

The Federal Public and Community Defenders sent this new letter today to Senate Judiciary Committee leaders to follow up on the April 15 oversight hearing concerning the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  The 16-page letter covers a lot of ground, and here are excerpts: For too long, DOJ and BOP have ignored congressional directives to prioritize the safety and rehabilitation of individuals in its custody, and left tools provided by Congress unused. These failures have been exacerbated by a culture th...
Tags: Law, Congress, Fsa, Doj, IRC, Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Douglas A Berman, Federal Public and Community Defenders, COVID


A federal judge ordered the DOJ to release a memo that Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction of justice, saying 'it is time for the public to see' it

Former Attorney General William Barr. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A federal judge ordered the DOJ to turn over an internal memo related to the Mueller probe. Bill Barr cited the memo as the basis for his decision to clear Trump of obstruction of justice. "It is time for the public to see that [the memo], too," the judge said in Tuesday's ruling. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge on Tuesday the Justice Department to turn over an internal memo that then-Att...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Foia, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Crew


Notable NY politician gets furlough from BOP as he is "considered for home confinement"

When I saw the headline of this new New York Post piece, "Sheldon Silver released early on furlough after less than a year in prison," I thought the paper was misusing a term because furloughs from federal prison seem extraordinarily rare. But the story explains it has the right term: Disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sprung from federal prison early on furlough — while he awaits a decision from the agency on whether he can serve out the remainder of his term in...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Associated Press, Silver, Doj, Albany, Sheldon Silver, Southern District of New York, New York Assembly, Valerie Caproni, Orange County New York, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP


A Roundup of CCPA Court Decisions (I Only Know of 7)

This post recaps the court decisions analyzing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) so far. I only know of seven opinions as of May 1, 2021, a number that struck me as surprisingly small. (If you think I’m missing any, please email me). Overview CCPA lawsuits generally fit into one of the following four categories: Data breach Private Right of Action (PRA). Since Jan. 1, 2020, the CCPA authorizes a private right of action with respect to certain data breaches. I expected this would be a ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, Virginia, Walmart, Stasi, Pra, Doj, Privacy/security, Guzman, Rahman, McCoy, HIPAA, Facebook Inc, AG, Alphabet Inc


Pandemic inspector general blasts DOJ memo, urges Congress to clarify mandate

A watchdog seeking to provide oversight of trillions of dollars in coronavirus spending and other relief has blasted a new Justice...
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Former Netflix executive convicted of fraud after orchestrating more than $500,000 in bribes and kickbacks

Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images Ex-Netflix IT chief Michael Kail on Friday was convicted of 28 counts of fraud and money laundering. Kail created a "pay-to-play" scheme, taking bribes and kickbacks from tech startups hoping to do business with Netflix. Kail, who was indicted in 2018, must also forfeit a Los Gatos home he purchased with the funds. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Netflix vice president of IT Michael Kail was convicted by a federal jury on ...
Tags: Startups, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Media, Yahoo, Entertainment, Advertising, US, Trends, Fraud, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Bribery, Doj, US Department of Justice, Los Gatos


The federal raid has ignited fears in the ex-President's inner circle about what else the DOJ may pursue, adviser says

A Wednesday raid by federal agents of an apartment and office belonging to former New York City mayor and one-time Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has left allies of the former President feeling uneasy about what could come next, according to sources close to Trump.
Tags: News, New York City, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani


Schiff And Arent Sitting In A Tree… — See Also

Everybody Do The Merge!: Schiff Hardin and Arent Fox look ready to dance. Alternative Dispute Settlement: Shooting up a lawyer's office is a kind of resolution. In My Day, Federal Law Enforcement Was Courteous To Suspects: Rudy Giuliani is complaining mightily that the DOJ wouldn't just tell him that they were investigating him. Pre-Requisites: Law schools are going to need to see some proof of vaccination.
Tags: Law, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, Schiff, Schiff Hardin, Arent Fox, See Also


[Updated] Former Live Well Financial CEO Found Guilty on All Fraud Counts in Trial

The trial of Michael C. Hild — the former CEO of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial — for an alleged bond fraud scheme has concluded in the Southern district Court of New York (SDNY), and the jury has returned a verdict of guilty for each of the five counts against him: of conspiracy to commit securities fraud; of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud; of securities fraud; of wire fraud; and of bank fraud. This is according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, Fbi, SEC, Department Of Justice, Doj, Strauss, Richmond VA, Times Dispatch, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, Lenders, Scott Hartman, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Department of Justice DOJ, Ronnie Abrams