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Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft (UBER, GOOG, GOOGL)

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May. The once-celebrated engineer was at the center of Waymo's legal fight with Uber. Levandowski was a founding member of Google's "Project Chauffeur," which eventually became Waymo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After pleading guilty to trade secret theft, Anthony Levandowsk...
Tags: Google, Uber, San Francisco, Trends, Travis Kalanick, Department Of Justice, Kalanick, Doj, Otto, William Alsup, Marin County California, Alsup, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Uber Levandowski

FBI Raids Company Tied To Ukrainian Oligarch Who Pushed Biden Disinfo

FBI and IRS agents in Cleveland and Miami on Tuesday raided the offices of a company tied to a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of pushing dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Vicki Anderson, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Cleveland office, confirmed the raids of Optima Management to TPM, declining to comment any further because the matter “is still under seal.” Nobody was taken into custody, Anderson added. Optima Management is partly owned by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, per court documents f...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Fbi, New York Times, Miami, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Doj, Delaware, Justice Department, Irs, Rudy Giuliani, Anderson, Trump, Northern District of Ohio

While Our Country Is Engulfed By Urgent Must-Solve Problems, Congress Is Working Hard to Burn Down Section 230

This post will be unusually blunt about my disenchantment with the state of our country, a topic I don’t normally discuss on the blog. Some of you will not like this post. I expect my next post will feel more normal; but if you conclude that you no longer wish to read my blog, I thank you for your past readership. In case it isn’t obvious, I am voting, without reservation, for Biden in November. I know he has said he wants to revoke Section 230, immediately. We need Section 230, but we need a ch...
Tags: Fcc, Law, Congress, Ebay, Senate, America, E-commerce, House, Dc, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Doj, Federal Trade Commission, Ugc, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee

Justice Department Is Scrutinizing Takeover of Credit Karma by Intuit, Maker of TurboTax

The Department of Justice is scrutinizing Silicon Valley giant Intuit's $7 billion takeover attempt of Credit Karma, an upstart personal finance firm that became a competitor when it launched a free tax prep offering that challenges Intuit's TurboTax product. From a report: The probe comes after ProPublica first reported in February that antitrust experts viewed the deal as concerning because it could allow a dominant firm to eliminate a competitor with an innovative business model. Intuit alrea...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Doj, Intuit, Justice Department, Credit Karma, Ron Wyden, Turbotax, David Cicilline, Cicilline, Intuit Maker of TurboTax

Manhattan DA Suggests He Is Investigating Trump Org For Fraud

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is probing the Trump Organization over fraud allegations, state prosecutors suggested in a Monday court filing. The probe covers allegations of potential bank and insurance fraud, wrote Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a motion to dismiss a federal case that President Trump filed to block a subpoena that New York prosecutors obtained for the President’s tax returns, which are held by a third-party accounting firm. The Supreme Court dismissed ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Doj, New York State, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, The Supreme Court, Vance, Trump Organization, Supreme Court State

US Department of Justice sets two execution dates for late September

As I have mentioned before, in this recent post I wondered aloud "How many federal death row prisoners does Attorney General William Barr want to see executed in 2020?".  My central point in that post was that, after the completion of three federal executions earlier this month thanks to SCOTUS lifting lower court stays, there is every reason to believe that AG Barr will be able to complete however many executions he decides to set in the near future. Thereafter, as reported in this post, DOJ se...
Tags: Law, Doj, Justice Department, Todd, US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fort Hood Texas, Killeen Texas, AG Barr, Douglas A Berman, William P Barr, William Barr, Lecroy, Daniel Lewis Lee, Lezmond Mitchell, William Emmett LeCroy

Three People Charged in Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Updated]

A Florida teenager, who is accused of being the "mastermind" behind the July hacking of social media site Twitter, has been arrested, according to Tampa's WFLA Channel 8 News site. 17-year-old Graham Clark is facing 30 felony charges for "scamming people across America" with the Twitter hack. He's been accused of organized fraud, 17 counts of communication fraud, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, 10 counts of fraudulent use of person...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Featured, Microsoft, America, Barack Obama, Tesla, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Doj, Tampa, Anderson

A Florida Teen Just Got Arrested for Twitter's Huge Hack

In a press conference on Friday, US authorities announced they arrested the main suspect behind this month's major Twitter hack. From a report: The suspected hacker was identified as Graham Ivan Clark, a 17-year-old teen from Hillsborough County, Florida. According to Florida news outlet WFLA-TV, which first reported on the arrest, Clark was arrested earlier this morning, following a nationwide collaboration between the FBI, the IRS, the DOJ, and the Secret Service. Hillsborough State Attorney A...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, US, Tech, Doj, Clark, WFLA, Hillsborough County Florida, Andrew Warren, FBI the IRS, Graham Ivan Clark, Secret Service Hillsborough, Kim Kardashian Michael Bloomberg

DOJ Attorneys Push Back On Restraining Order Supporting Journalists In Portland

The Department of Justice is pushing for a court order protecting journalists from arrest during the months-long Portland protests to be lifted, claiming that some of those engaged in violence have used the order to “masquerade” as members of the press. U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, with a group of DOJ attorneys, submitted a filing Thursday contesting the temporary restraining order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon that blocks federal authorities from tar...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington Post, Oregon, Politico, Dhs, Williams, Aclu, Protests, Portland, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Simon, U S District Court

Plaintiff Can’t Use Trump’s Anti-Section 230 EO to Sue Facebook–Gomez v. Zuckenberg

This pro se/in pro per plaintiff sued Facebook because he couldn’t log into his account or open a new one. The plaintiff claimed Facebook violated Trump’s anti-Section 230 executive order, EO 13295, Preventing Online Censorship, 85 Fed. Reg. 34079 (May 28, 2020). The court’s understated response: EO 13925 was not intended to—and specifically precluded—a private right of action for individuals who assert an online platform targeted their accounts. To that end, EO 13925, Section 8(c) provides “[t...
Tags: Facebook, Fcc, Law, United States, Doj, Trump, Fed, Gomez, NTIA, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Trump EO, Sue Facebook, Zuckenberg, Sue Facebook Gomez

'People were sick to their stomachs with his fake sincerity': Frustrated Amazon sellers slam Bezos for claiming his retail platform empowers small businesses

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos joined the leaders of Apple, Facebook, and Google on July 29 to testify before Congress on antitrust issues.  For Bezos, how Amazon competes with its third-party selling business comprised quite a bit of the questioning.  Bezos maintained that Amazon elevates small business owners like its third-party sellers. But some Amazon sellers don't agree.  Amazon did not respond to a request for comment for this story.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Ama...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Congress, Washington, Trends, United States, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Ftc, Bezos, THOMSON, Pramila Jayapal, Boyce, Needham

Full Appeals Court To Rehear Dispute Over Flynn Judge’s Handling Of His Case

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will reconsider an order from a panel of its judges that sought to block Michael Flynn’s judge from probing the reasons the Justice Department wants Flynn’s case dropped. The announcement of the so-called en banc hearing means that the remarkable dispute over the DOJ’s dismissal request will rage on for at least a few more weeks. And it will allow the full D.C. Circuit — often dubbed the second most powerful court in the country — to wade in...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Russia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Flynn, D C Circuit, Sullivan, U S Court of Appeals, Michael Flynn, John Gleeson

Appeals court revives Michael Flynn case for another round of arguments about DOJ versus judge's power

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, agreed to rehear arguments about the judicial branch's ability to question the Justice Department's decision to drop the prosecution of Michael Flynn, keeping the the controversial case against the former national security adviser alive.
Tags: Cnn, Washington Dc, Doj, Justice Department, Michael Flynn

D.C. Circuit Court Agrees to Hear Case on Barr’s Decision to Drop Charges against Michael Flynn

The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday vacated an earlier ruling by the court to dismiss the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.A majority of judges on the Circuit Court agreed to an en banc rehearing of the case against Flynn, meaning that all eleven of the court's judges will oversee the case.> BREAKING: DC Circuit Court vacates panel's order that the trial judge dismiss Michael Flynn's criminal charges. Full court will rehear th...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Doj, Justice Department, Flynn, Circuit Court, D C Circuit Court, Barr, Michael Flynn, Emmett Sullivan, D C District Court, John Kruzel, The Circuit Court, DC Circuit Court, Flynn Sullivan

United States: DOJ Cracks Down On COVID-Relief Fraud - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On July 15, 2020, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") charged Andrew Marnell with bank fraud in connection with $8.5 million worth of Paycheck Protection Program...
Tags: News, United States, Doj, Hampton, Department of Justice DOJ, Mullin Richter, Andrew Marnell

The US is neck-deep in a constitutional crisis

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "I want to stress that this is a very highly unusual event. In fact, this is the only confirmed fatality in Maine waters from a shark attack," — Patrick Keliher, commissioner of Maine Department of Marine Resources, on the Monday great white shark attack that killed 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach, who was swimming 20 yards offshore. LISTEN OF THE DAY Should schools reopen? We sat down w...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Spain

DOJ to send additional federal agents to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee

The Justice Department said Wednesday it is sending additional federal agents and investigators to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, expanding an initiative aimed at helping local and state authorities tackle a spike in violent crime.
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Cleveland Detroit

Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing has echoes of Bill Gates' and Microsoft's landmark court battle 22 years ago. Here's why the government scrutinized Gates and how it played out for the company. (MSFT)

More than 22 years ago, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates faced off against Congress over issues of antitrust, not unlike tech's biggest CEOs will do on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gates, alongside a panel of his industry peers, on Microsoft's dominance in the software market.  Microsoft's business practices ultimately led the Department of Justice to file suit against the company.  A court initially ruled that Microsoft should be broken up into two separate companies, wh...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Trends, Bill Gates, Sun, Steve Ballmer, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Msft, Doj, Gates, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc

Today’s Congressional Hearing Will Test Big Tech’s Simplest Algorithm: If An Ex-Regulator, Then Hire

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. After months of heightened antitrust scrutiny, the House Judiciary Committee has finally set up a blockbuster confrontation with big tech: the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook will testify Wednesday before the committee on their companies’ dominance as digital platforms. The hearing is part of the Antitrust Subcomittee’s investigation into the companies and the “ adequacy of existing antitrust laws and e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Microsoft, Congress, San Francisco, Commission, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Cafe

How The Trump Admin Sowed Mass Confusion With ‘Operation Legend’

On July 8, the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri found out in a tweet that his city was the focus of a major new federal law enforcement initiative. In fact, just a day before Kansas City was named the first participant in the federal-local effort dubbed “Operation Legend,” the U.S. Attorney for Missouri’s Western District had reached out to the mayor’s general counsel, Jane Brown, and asked whether the city was interested in additional federal resources to help fight violent crime.  Within...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Milwaukee, Dhs, Chicago, Portland, Kansas City, Seattle, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Ny, Doj, Justice Department, Fox Business Network, Milwaukee Police

Baltimore suddenly a punching bag in justice-reform debates

When Grits thinks of Baltimore, three things come to mind: 1) soft-shell crabs in the summertime, 2) the musical "Hairspray" ("Good morning, Baltimore!") and 3) "The Wire," which the missus and I binge-watched this year for the first time since it originally aired. But in recent years, the city has also become a conservative punching bag over crime, suffering from high murder rates and an intractably corrupt city bureaucracy seemingly incapable of steering the ship. In recent NY Times op ed, co...
Tags: Law, Austin, New Orleans, Harry Potter, Baltimore, Doj, Freddie Gray, Ny Times, Murphy, Stephens, Danny Murphy, Bret Stephens, NY Times Magazine, NYTM, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin Police Association

[UPDATED July 28] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued [on Tuesday, July 21], doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocate...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, West Virginia, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives

Dems Were Dying to Take Down Bill Barr. Then They Nearly Blew It.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee waited months for the chance to interrogate Attorney General William Barr on everything from his handling of sensitive prosecutions to his clampdown on police protests. And by the time the five-hour hearing wrapped on Tuesday, they were claiming success in eliciting the type of newsworthy admissions and made-for-Twitter exchanges that could bolster their broader criticisms of the Trump administration.But the journey to those victories was decidedly rock...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ukraine, Democrats, Gop, House, Portland, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Portland Oregon, Kansas City

Democrat to Barr: Keep John Lewis's name out of DOJ's mouth

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said Attorney General William Barr's lack of diversity among his top staff in the Justice Department is an example of systematic racism. CNN's Laura Coates weighs in.
Tags: John Lewis, News, Cnn, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, William Barr, Laura Coates, House Judiciary Committee Rep Cedric Richmond D LA

College bribery scandal: Ex-Pimco CEO wants out of prison after 29 days in solitary

By Patricia Hurtado | Bloomberg Former Pimco chief Douglas Hodge, who received the longest sentence of all the parents so far in the U.S. college-admissions scandal, complained to a judge that he’s endured almost a month in solitary confinement, nearly twice as long as what the United Nations defines as “torture.” Hodge, 62, was sentenced in February to nine months in federal prison after he admitted paying $850,000 in bribes to get four of his kids into the University of Southern California and...
Tags: Business, Prison, Sport, Soccer, United Nations, Pimco, Un, Doj, Usc, University Of Southern California, Hodge, Georgetown University, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Macfarlane, Patricia Hurtado

Bill Gates says tech execs about to get grilled in front of Congress remind him of his own trip in front of legislators: 'I wish them well' (MSFT)

Ahead of Wednesday's blockbuster tech antitrust hearing, Bill Gates reflected on his own 1998 congressional hearing during an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.  "It certainly reminds me of when I went in front of Congress," Gates told CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin. "I wish them well."  Gates, along with his industry peers, testified before Congress in March 1998 about whether Microsoft was abusing its market power in the software industry.  Soon after the hearing, the Department of Justice sued Micr...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Doj, Gates, Cnbc, Sorkin, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jim Barksdale, Stewart Alsop, Congress Gates, Mark Zuckerberg Sundar Pichai Tim Cook

How top law firm Mintz is using AI to help reduce costs for clients and alleviate work for associates

Law firms are typically seen as slow adopters of technology, despite the fact that cases often require sifting through immense amounts of data and documents. Major law firm Mintz Levin has a new e-data consulting group that focuses on finding tech solutions to old-school legal matters. The group's managing director, John Koss, spoke with Business Insider about the goals and challenges it's faced so far. Sign up here to receive updates on all things Innovation Inc. The legal industry has never...
Tags: Koss, Trends, Ufc, Doj, American Bar Association, Mintz Levin, Mintz, Innovation Inc, John Koss, Swayze Valentine, Mintz Koss

AG Barr Calls Black Lives Matter Protests in Portland ‘an Assault’ on U.S. Government in Testy Hearing

In his first appearance ever before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr declined to say that political concerns weren’t animating the Trump administration’s use of federal troops to crack down on Black Lives Matter demonstrators.Asked by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) if he’d discussed the politics of the crackdown with Trump or anyone in his inner circle, Barr didn’t specifically mention the Department of Justice operations but confirmed that the election “come...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, West Point, Congress, Navy, Oregon, Iraq, Russia, America, Chicago, Gop, United States, House, Portland, Homeland Security

AG Barr Calls Black Lives Matter Protests in Portland ‘an Assault’ on U.S. Government

In his first appearance ever before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr declined to say that political concerns weren’t animating the Trump administration’s use of federal troops to crack down on Black Lives Matter demonstrators.Asked by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) if he’d discussed the politics of the crackdown with Trump or anyone in his inner circle, Barr didn’t specifically mention the Department of Justice operations but confirmed that the election “come...
Tags: New York, News, West Point, Congress, Navy, Oregon, Iraq, Russia, America, Chicago, Gop, United States, House, Portland, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill