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Canada court finds against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on double criminality; extradition trial to continue

In a closely-watched decision today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia published a key decision in the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications company and a frequent target of U.S. policymakers. In its ruling, the court said that the case met the standard for “double criminality,” and thus the extradition hearing will be allowed to continue. That decision represents a major blow to Huawei, which had hoped to end the suit and bri...
Tags: Asia, UK, Australia, Government, China, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Iran, Policy, West, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Pentagon, Vancouver


The Billionaire Governor Who’s Been Sued Dozens of Times for Millions in Unpaid Bills

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Raymond Dye had a buildup of blood behind his left eye that prevented him from seeing. David Polk had an abnormal heartbeat, and his wife had high cholesterol. Roger Wriston’s wife had a bad back. All the men had worked for a collection of coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family, which had pl...
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Church challenges COVID-19 stay-at-home order

A southern California church has asked the Supreme Court to block the enforcement of stay-at-home orders issued by California and San Diego County, arguing that the orders are unconstitutional because they discriminate against places of worship. In its 33-page filing, which was submitted to the Supreme Court over the weekend but wasn’t docketed until today, the South Bay United Pentecostal Church acknowledges that the “COVID-19 pandemic is a national tragedy” but argues that it “would be equally...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Breaking News, Donald Trump, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, U S Department of Justice, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Newsom, Emergency appeals and applications, South Bay United Pentecostal Church


Church challenges COVID-19 stay-at-home order (Updated)

Update: Justice Elena Kagan has called for a response in the case; it is due on Thursday, May 28, by 8 p.m. On Wednesday, two Chicago-area churches asked the justices to allow them to hold services on Pentecost as well. The Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries, which are both Romanian-American Christian churches, argue that the stay-at-home orders and reopening plan for Illinois violate the Constitution by imposing a 10-person limit on worship services that does not appl...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Chicago, Illinois, Donald Trump, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, U S Department of Justice, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Pentecost, Newsom


New Jersey used car dealer charged with price gouging New York City on N95 masks

A New Jersey used car dealer was criminally charged on Tuesday with exploiting the coronavirus pandemic by trying to defraud and price gouge New York City into buying N95 respirator masks he was not authorized to sell, in a roughly $45 million scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Ronald Romano, 58, sought quick riches in late March when his Performance Supply LLC tried to sell 7 million of the 3M-branded masks to New York City's Office of Citywide Procurement for about 500% above the typ...
Tags: News, New York City, New Jersey, 3m, U S Department of Justice, 3M Co, Ronald Romano, Performance Supply LLC, New York City s Office of Citywide Procurement, Manalapan New Jersey


Used car dealer charged with price gouging New York City on 3M's N95 masks

A New Jersey used car dealer was criminally charged on Tuesday with exploiting the coronavirus pandemic by trying to defraud and price gouge New York City into buying N95 respirator masks in a roughly $45 million scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Ronald Romano, 58, sought quick riches in late March when his Performance Supply LLC tried to sell 7 million of the 3M-branded masks to New York City's Office of Citywide Procurement for about 500% above the typical list price. Prosecutors s...
Tags: News, New York City, New Jersey, 3m, U S Department of Justice, 3M Co, Ronald Romano, Performance Supply LLC, New York City s Office of Citywide Procurement, Manalapan New Jersey


DOJ investigating shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as possible hate crime

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as a possible hate crime, multiple outlets reported on Monday, the Memorial Day holiday in America. Confirmed: DOJ is officially investigating shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as a possible hate crime, according to Arbery’s family’s attorney. US Attorney met w/ the parents Thurs & told them DOJ also investigating county & state response for possible equal protection violations. — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May...
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"The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in an Illinois federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by Illinois state representative Darren Bailey challenging certain actions of Governor J.B. Pritzker..."

"... in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Statement of Interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr’s April 27, 2020 initiative directing Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, to review state and local policies to ensure that civil liberties are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.... According to the lawsuit, the Governor’s actions are not authorized by state law, as ...
Tags: Law, United States, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Doj, Chicago Sun Times, U S Department of Justice, Bailey, Darren Bailey, Pritzker, Pritzer, Civil Rights Division, Ann Althouse, J B Pritzker, Federalism, Jurisdiction


Georgia Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Charged With Murder

The Georgia man who recorded the shocking video of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery being shot to death has been charged with murder, authorities announced Thursday.William Bryan Jr. was arrested and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment on Thursday in connection with Arbery’s February slaying while he was jogging on a residential street in Brunswick, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. He is currently being held in Glynn County Jail. The Georgia Bureau of I...
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Traders Beware: U.S. taps new tools to find fraud in volatile commodities market

When the U.S. Department of Justice charged a handful of JP Morgan Chase & Co traders in 2018 and 2019 with alleged commodities futures manipulation, it wasn't the first time the government had probed the bank's metals trading activities.
Tags: Money, businessNews, U S Department of Justice, JP Morgan Chase Co


New cinematic take on most famous U.S. tax cheat

This U.S. Department of Justice mug shot of Al Capone was taken four months before his tax eviction conviction on Oct. 17, 1931. It's 89 years, later and Scarface still gets our attention, most recently in a movie about his later days. If there's one tiny sliver of silver lining in coronavirus self-isolation, it's that I feel a bit better about shelling out money for added television features. During our stay-home time, the hubby and I are taking advantage of premium cable, as well as the m...
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Fresno Man Used Popular Social Media Apps To Produce, Receive Child Porn

FRESNO (CBS13) – A Fresno man pleaded guilty to using apps like Snapchat, Kik and Musical.ly to communicate with several children for the purpose of having them create and send him pornographic images, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Thursday. Jacob Blanco, 28, pleaded guilty to five counts of producing child porn and one count of receiving child porn. The DOJ said authorities searched Blanco’s digital media and found that “he had successfully persuaded and coerced multi...
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Ignoring Trump and Right-Wing Think Tanks, Red States Expand Vote by Mail

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On April 23, during the same week that Kentucky’s Republican secretary of state said he was contemplating a “significant expansion” of vote by mail, the Public Interest Legal Foundation emailed one of his employees under the subject line “28 MILLION ballots lost.” “Putting the election in the hands of the Un...
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United States: Department Of Justice Charges Two With PPP Loan Fraud - Butler Snow LLP

On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ") announced that it has charged two men with, among other crimes, providing false information as part of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief and...
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Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood.
Tags: Georgia, U S Department of Justice, Georgia AG, Arbery, Ahmaud Arbery


Coronavirus shutdown ruined ‘life-defining moments,’ lawsuit against Newsom says

LOS ANGELES  – Attorneys for an Orange County woman and four other people filed suit Friday in federal court, alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom and fellow lawmakers “used the coronavirus pandemic to expand their authority” and deprive citizens of their rights. The suit, filed in Los Angeles by the Center for American Liberty, also names California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Mark Ghilarducci and State Public Health Officer Sonia Angell as def...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Derek, U S Department of Justice, Los Angeles County, AG, Barr, Dana Point, Newsom


Bio Roundup: Acquisitive Alexion, CRISPR on COVID, C. diff Success & More

Alexion Pharmaceuticals CEO Ludwig Hantson has made no secret that he wants to diversify his company’s drug portfolio and he has shown willingness to open the corporate checkbook to accomplish that goal.Last October, Alexion (NASDAQ: ALXN) struck a $930 million deal to acquire Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a biotech whose lead drug complements the Boston company’s own therapies for rare blood diseases. This week, Alexion agreed to pay $1.4 billion for Portola Pharmaceuticals, whose main product tr...
Tags: Startups, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Astrazeneca, National, Epilepsy, Novartis, Pfizer, Abbvie, Biotech, Microbiome, Crispr, Chemotherapy, Federal Trade Commission


California hit daily high of new coronavirus cases. It may not be as bad as it sounds

California hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak this week, with its largest single-day number of new cases Tuesday — a statewide total of 2,546 COVID-19 infections coming amid torrid debate over whether it’s safe to start lifting economically crippling lock-downs. But although the Golden State now has surpassed 60,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, Tuesday’s new high number of daily cases doesn’t necessarily reflect a rapidly expanding contagion. It may simply be the result of th...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, California News, Sport, Soccer, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Trump, U S Department of Justice, South Bay, Sutter, Golden State, Costa Mesa


United States: Breaking Down DOJ's FY2019 False Claims Act Recoveries - Arnold & Porter

The U.S. Department of Justice has released its annual False Claims Act statistics for fiscal year 2019. The author of this article discusses those statistics.
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Justice Department is Cracking Down on Coronavirus Bleach ‘Cures,’ No Matter What Trump Says

As even he was coming to accept that hydroxychloroquine is no game changer, President Trump has remained desperate for a miracle cure that will save not only countless lives, but his presidency. Hey, he wondered aloud during Thursday’s press conference, what about the stuff that works on tabletops and door knobs—could it also work inside people? “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, ...
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Constitutional limits on government power don’t completely vanish during a crisis

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been quick to file lawsuits against the federal government, exhibiting a hair-trigger sensitivity to potential overreaches of government power. But that sensitivity has vanished when it comes to the constitutional rights of Californians during the open-ended coronavirus emergency. While acknowledging that “the Constitution remains in place,” Becerra said in a recent interview with the Associated Press that it “has provisions in it that address emerg...
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This Hospital Has Only 8 Nurses. They Are Also the Janitors.

This story first appeared at ProPublica and The Frontier. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Eight nurses at the lone hospital in the rural Oklahoma town of Stigler now double as the cleaning crew. They stabilize patients with life-threatening conditions, mop floors and scrub toilets. The nurses, along with an office manager and a part-time maintenance worker, are the only remaining...
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Court Rules vs. Twitter in Bid to Reveal Surveillance Requests From U.S. Government

Twitter expressed disappointment at coming out on the losing end of a six-year court battle in which it sought the right to reveal surveillance requests received from the U.S. government. The social network filed its suit versus the U.S. Department of Justice in October 2014 with the hopes of adding more detailed information on the...
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Doctors facing grim choice over ventilators told to put patients with disabilities at the back of the line

As cases related to the novel coronavirus continue to strain hospitals, doctors face difficult choices about rationing scarce medical resources like ventilators – choices that will likely determine who lives and who dies. Several states’ policies tell providers to allocate scarce resources to those most likely to benefit. For example, Washington state recently adopted a policy that favors “the survival of young otherwise healthy patients more heavily than that of older, chronically debilitated p...
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Feds: Man Tried To Crash Speeding Train Into Hospital Ship To ‘Wake People Up’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The locomotive crashed through a series of barriers and fences before coming to rest more than 250 yards (230 meters) from the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a release. Nobody ...
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Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The locomotive crashed through a series of barriers and fences before coming to rest more than 250 yards (230 meters) from the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a release. Eduardo Moreno, 44, was ...
Tags: News, Navy, La, Port Of Los Angeles, U S Department of Justice, Eduardo Moreno, U S Navy Hospital Ship Mercy


FAR Settles with DOJ Over Alleged 2010 FCA Violations by Urban Financial

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it has settled with Finance of America Reverse (FAR) to resolve allegations that FAR’s predecessor entity – Urban Financial Group – violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by knowingly originating and underwriting Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that did not meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements. As a result of the settlement, F...
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California Man Accused Of Hawking Fake Coronavirus Cure Arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit, the U.S Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday. Middlebrook claimed he had developed pills that wo...
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U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on narcoterror charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. The department accused them of conspiring with Colombian rebels “to flood the United States with cocaine.” “We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tons of cocaine are shipped out of Venezuela by these routes. Those 250 metric tons equates to 30 million lethal doses,” it said....
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Garden Grove doctor one of first in U.S. to offer coronavirus rapid blood test

A Garden  Grove physician is likely one of the first practitioners in the U.S. to begin offering a rapid  coronavirus screening test popular in Asia that can provide results within 10 minutes through a simple fingerstick. Dr. Michael Dao, a 55-year old internist who operates the Dao Medical Group in Little Saigon, in the past two weeks has administered 180 COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Gold tests provided by PCL Inc., one of the largest biotech firms in South Korea. Three people tested positive fo...
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