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The $5 billion fine Facebook expects to pay the FTC is a joke — on all of us (FB)

The $3 billion to $5 billion fine Facebook expects to pay to settle a Federal Trade Commission inquiry sounds big, but for the company, it really isn't. As part of its earnings report Wednesday, Facebook announced it was setting aside $3 billion to pay the potential fine, although it noted that a deal with the agency isn't yet done. Facebook has $45 billion in cash and securities on hand and generates $5 billion in cash each quarter, even after investments in property and equipment, so it can ...


A married Texas couple admitted to sexually assaulting kids on video. They will be sentenced today

A husband and wife from Killeen, Texas, will be in federal court Wednesday morning where a judge will sentence them on two charges related to child exploitation, the US Department of Justice has announced.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, US Department of Justice, Killeen Texas


Standard Chartered fined $1.1bn for money-laundering and sanctions breaches

Settlements with US and UK authorities force bank to take hit in first-quarter results The British bank Standard Chartered has been ordered to pay $1.1bn (£842m) by US and UK authorities to settle allegations of poor money-laundering controls and sanctions breaches.The London-headquartered bank has agreed to pay $947m to American agencies, including the US Department of Justice, over allegations that it violated sanctions in a string of countries including Iran. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, London, US, UK News, World news, Banking, Regulators, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Standard Chartered, Financial Conduct Authority, US Department of Justice


"Department of Justice Announces First Step Act Implementation Progress"

The title of this post is the heading of this notable and lengthy press release from the US Department of Justice this afternoon.  The full release (and its links) are must reads for anyone and everyone following closely the early implementation of the FIRST STEP Act.  I may need a few posts to fully unpack all the particulars, but I will start here with the start of the release and a few choice specifics: Today, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in accordance wit...
Tags: Law, Criminal Justice, Committee, Hamilton, US Department of Justice, Hudson Institute, Department, Minnesota Department of Corrections, NIJ, The Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Hawken, William Barr, Grant Duwe, Duwe


'Hoarder' pleads guilty to potentially largest theft of classified information in history

A former US National Security Agency contractor, portrayed as an eccentric hoarder by his lawyers, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing classified documents in a deal likely to put him in prison for nine years. Harold Martin, 54, who worked for several private firms and had clearances to access top secret information, was arrested over two years ago for what may have been the biggest breach of classified information in history. When Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided his home south...
Tags: News, America, Baltimore, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Martin, US Department of Justice, US National Security Agency, Harold Martin, Deborah Boardman, James Wyda


United States: Federal Prosecutors Announce "Operation Varsity Blues"— The Largest-Ever College Recruitment Scam Prosecuted By The US Department Of Justice - Mayer Brown

On March 12, federal prosecutors announced sweeping, nationwide conspiracy charges involving illicit efforts to secure admissions at elite universities.
Tags: News, United States, US Department of Justice, Mayer Brown


The myth of a color-blind justice system in America

Ever wonder why Lady Justice looks the way she does?   She is modeled after the Roman goddess Iustitia and is an allegorical personification of the justice system.   She is usually depicted with a scale in one hand, a sword in the other, and wearing a blindfold.  Why?  Well, she is to use the scale to weigh the evidence.  Then, based on the evidence, she is to swing the sword in order to levy a swift and appropriate punishment.  And during all of this, she is supposed to be blind – or impartial ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Germany, US, America, Fbi, United States, Criminal Justice, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Racial Discrimination, Social work, Social Sciences, American Prison System, US Department of Justice, Lady Justice, Walhalla


HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch kicks off Monday

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against former executives at the software company Autonomy kicks off Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011 but subsequently wrote off $8.8 billion worth of its value. HP has accused Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lyn...
Tags: UK, London, Ebay, US, Trends, Hp, Autonomy, Silicon Valley, Hewlett Packard, Mike Lynch, Sap, Marc Andreessen, Mike, US Department of Justice, Lynch, Sushovan Hussain


HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch kicks off today

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against the former executives at software company Autonomy kicks off on Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011, but subsequently wrote $8.8 billion off its value. HP has accused former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lynch was ...
Tags: UK, London, Ebay, US, Trends, Hp, Autonomy, Silicon Valley, Hewlett Packard, Mike Lynch, Sap, Marc Andreessen, Mike, US Department of Justice, Lynch, Sushovan Hussain


HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch is about to kick off

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against the former executives at software company Autonomy kicks off on Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011, but subsequently wrote $8.8 billion off its value. HP has accused former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lynch was ...
Tags: UK, London, Ebay, US, Trends, Hp, Autonomy, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hewlett Packard, Mike Lynch, Sap, Marc Andreessen, Mike, US Department of Justice, Lynch


United States: US Department Of Justice Sharpens Its Focus On Foreign Lobbying And Influence - Mayer Brown

Two recent steps by the Department of Justice ("DOJ") demonstrate a new commitment to enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act ("FARA").
Tags: News, United States, US Department of Justice, Mayer Brown, Department of Justice DOJ


New Parkinson's drug target of investigation

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the sales and marketing of a drug approved three years ago to help treat Parkinson's patients suffering from debilitating psychosis.
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New Parkinson's psychosis drug is target of DOJ investigation

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the sales and marketing of a drug approved three years ago to help treat Parkinson's patients suffering from debilitating psychosis.
Tags: Health, Doj, US Department of Justice


New Parkinson's psychosis drug target of DOJ investigation

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into Acadia Pharmaceutical's sales and marketing of Nuplazid, a drug approved three years ago to help treat Parkinson's patients suffering from debilitating psychosis.
Tags: Cnn, Doj, US Department of Justice, Acadia Pharmaceutical


Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has recently come under intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that the company isn’t spying for the Chinese government. But if a new report is accurate, Huawei is ready to push back. Hard.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Fraud, National Security, Cia, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Prism, Kafkaesque, 5g, New Cold War


ASCAP, BMI Issue Joint Open Letter On Consent Decree Reform [Full Text and Analysis]

The rules that govern how ASCAP and BMI collect fees for songwriters and music publishers date back to a deal the pair made with the US Department of Justice in 1941. The DoJ recently said that it is reviewing those consent decrees and may end them. Today, the two PROs issued a joint open letter on the opportunity it presents for reform. “The DOJ’s attention to this matter represents a clear opportunity to do what BMI and ASCAP have been trying to do for years – modernize music licensing ...
Tags: Music, Congress, Doj, MMA, Bmi, Ascap, Bruce Houghton, US Department of Justice, Mike O'Neill, Elizabeth Matthews, U S Department of Justice DOJ, Orrin G Hatch Bob Goodlatte, Capitol Hill All, ASCAP Mike O Neill


ASCAP, BMI Issue Joint Open Letter On Consent Decree Reform [Full Text and Analysis]

The rules that govern how ASCAP and BMI collect fees for songwriters and music publishers date back to a deal the pair made with the US Department of Justice in 1941. The DoJ recently said that it is reviewing those consent decrees and may end them. Today, the two PROs issued a joint open letter on the opportunity it presents for reform. “The DOJ’s attention to this matter represents a clear opportunity to do what BMI and ASCAP have been trying to do for years – modernize music licensing to...
Tags: Music, Congress, Doj, MMA, Bmi, Ascap, Bruce Houghton, US Department of Justice, Mike O'Neill, Elizabeth Matthews, U S Department of Justice DOJ, Orrin G Hatch Bob Goodlatte, Capitol Hill All, ASCAP Mike O Neill


AT&T ruling sets the stage for the company to transform into a media behemoth

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. And if you're a Prime subscriber, we'd love to get your feedback. Please take our quick survey here. It was a big day for AT&T. An appeals court upheld its merger with Time Warner. The court rejected the US Department of Justice's argument that a federal judge didn't understand the case. The ruling ends a multiyear fight between AT&T and the government, which had argued that the deal would mean highe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Microsoft, Time Warner, Washington Post, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, CMO, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Derek Jeter, Players Tribune


An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger

An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger in a victory for AT&T. On Tuesday, the court rejected the US Department of Justice's argument that a federal judge didn't understand the case. Barring a further appeal, the ruling ends a multiyear fight between AT&T and the government. An appeals court has affirmed the AT&T-Time Warner merger. The ruling came down Tuesday, more than eight months after District Judge Richard Leon approved the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warne...
Tags: Supreme Court, Time Warner, Trends, Doj, Leon, US Department of Justice, AT T, Richard Leon, AT T Time Warner, Makan Delrahim


Sarah Isgur Flores: Former Trump aide hired as CNN political editor despite having no journalism experience

CNN has appointed a former Trump administration official with no journalism experience as a political editor, provoking consternation among the broadcaster’s staff and Democrat politicians. Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as chief spokeswoman and senior adviser for the US Department of Justice under attorney general Jeff Sessions, is to join the network to coordinate coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Ms Isgur Flores has previously been communications director for Republican National C...
Tags: News, Cnn, Republican National Committee, Carly Fiorina, Trump, US Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions, Sarah Isgur Flores, Isgur Flores


Door slams on guilty El Chapo after old mob pals line up to squeal

Guzman’s dramatic trial showed how the cartels that traffick most of the world’s drugs today do not honour the mafia code of omertàWhen Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is sentenced on 25 June, he will most likely be sent to US maximum-security prison from which there will be no more tunnels and no more escapes.Guzmán was convicted on all 10 charges after years of painstaking behind-the-scenes work by US Department of Justice prosecutors who cut deals with captive drug traffickers to get their man. Con...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, Drugs trade, El Chapo, Guzman, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán, US Department of Justice


ProSal is a Veterinary Fraud Billing Machine

Over at DVM360 there's a post in the veterinary economics section that illuminates a billing system designed to abet fraud.Before we get there, however, a little background: Veterinarians are no more honest (or less honest) than car mechanics, and they are certainly not more or less honest that human doctors who are nailed all the time for kickbacks, upcoding, double billing, and prescribing medically unnecessary tests, surgeries, and pharmaceutical treatments. The US Department of Justice coll...
Tags: Abc, Pets, Don, US Department of Justice, Floyd, Sal, Medicare Medicaid, Barney Fife, PBurns, Terrierman, Veterinary Fraud Billing Machine


Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal (AAPL)

Apple faces government investigations and a class-action lawsuit over a software update that slowed down some iPhone processors. Apple says that the software was designed to improve the user experience and prevent unexpected shutdowns in older phones. Now, Apple has set aside some money to pay to resolve these issues, according to a recent company filing.  As 2017 turned to 2018, Apple faced a swell of consumer anger.  Users had claimed for years that Apple slowed down their older iPhones thr...
Tags: Apple, Trends, SEC, Qualcomm, John Gruber, Aapl, Company, U S District Court, The Company, US Department of Justice, Northern District of California, Securities and Exchange Commission Now Apple


Trump heads for incredibly awkward face-to-face trade war talks with China after it accused him of 'hysterically persecuting' Huawei

The US Department of Justice charged Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, its CFO, and two affiliates with bank and wire fraud, stealing trade secrets, and obstructing justice on Monday. It comes as President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with top Chinese trade negotiators on Wednesday and Thursday to try and resolve ongoing trade war tensions. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Huawei charges will not affect trade war tensions. But the Chinese government is furious. Experts say the Huawei ...
Tags: Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Iran, Bbc, Beijing, Canada, Commerce, Washington Dc, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj


Chinese electronics giant Huawei allegedly offered bonuses to any employee who stole trade secrets

The Chinese electronics giant Huawei has been accused of offering bonuses to its employees for stealing confidential information from outside companies, according to an indictment issued to the company on Monday by the US Department of Justice.  Emails obtained during the federal investigation allegedly show that the theft of trade secrets was part of a concerted effort led by Huawei officials.  The indictment alleges in part that Huawei employees stole information about robotic technolog...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Trends, Iran, Canada, Huawei, British Airways, US Department of Justice, T Mobile, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou, US Department of Justice Emails


Suicide deaths among incarcerated youth

According to a US Department of Justice survey, from 2000 to 2014, suicide rates were two to three times higher for youth in custody than those in the general population. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital looked at circumstances preceding suicide to understand better why this disparity in suicide rate exists.
Tags: Science, US Department of Justice, Nationwide Children s Hospital


Huawei arrest: US to push ahead with case against executive jailed in Canada

The United States will continue to seek the extradition of jailed technology executive Meng Wanzhou, the US Department of Justice confirmed, news that will intensify a high-stakes dispute between China and the United States.Meng,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, US, Canada, United States, Huawei, US Department of Justice, Wanzhou


China lashes out at the US after Huawei got caught in a security firestorm that's getting worse by the day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is having a nightmare week. Huawei is reportedly facing a criminal investigation in the US over suspicions it stole trade secrets, lawmakers are trying to stifle the firm, and it is being blocked from helping build 5G networks. China is lashing out, accusing the US of "McCarthyism" and saying it is "using every possible state apparatus to suppress and block" Chinese tech firms. Reclusive CEO Ren Zhengfei said this week that Huawei has had "no serious security incident...
Tags: Google, Energy, UK, China, Germany, US, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Rick Perry, New Zealand, University of Oxford, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Wall Street Journal


Government Shutdown: TLS Certificates Not Renewed, Many Websites Are Down (slashdot)

More than 80 TLS certificates used by US government websites have expired so far without being renewed, leaving some websites inaccessible to the public. From a report: NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals are just some of the US government agencies currently impacted, according to Netcraft. The blame falls on the current US federal government shutdown caused by US President Donald Trump's refusal to sign any 2019 government budget bill that doesn't contain funding for a ...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Nasa, Donald Trump, US Department of Justice, Court of Appeals, Netcraft, Msmash


Over 80 US government websites have become insecure or completely inaccessible because there are no workers there to update security credentials

More than 80 US government websites have now become either insecure or inaccessible due to the sites not updating a security credential known as a TLS certificate, according to a report by Netcraft. Sites impacted include the likes of NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the US Court of Appeals. Most of these affected sites will allow users to proceed past the security warning page, but that can leave users vulnerable to cyber attacks. The US government shutdown has taken a toll on pub...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, National Parks, US Department of Justice, US Court of Appeals, Netcraft, Netcraft Sites, US Court of Appeals Most