Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

School system enters settlement in desegregation case

Jul. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement to settle a long-running desegregation case with a north Alabama school system, prosecutors said Wednesday. The school system agreed to take steps to ensure equal educational opportunities for Black students, including...

Appeals arguments heard on immigrants brought to US as kids

Jul. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys hoping to save an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children told a federal appeals court Wednesday that ending the program would cruelly disrupt the lives of thousands who have grown up to become...

Report: Justice Department probing Texas' border mission

Jul. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas' multibillion-dollar border security mission that has given the National Guard arrest powers and seen state authorities bus migrants to Washington, D.C., according to public records. ...

Maine man faces up to 30 year sentence in PPP fraud case

Jul. 06, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges stemming from a Paycheck Protection Program application, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Department of Justice said the Skowhegan man obtained a $59,145 loan for his Bangor-based company using false...

Feds sue over new Arizona citizenship proof law for voting

Jul. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued Arizona over a new law requiring people who use a federal form to register to vote to provide additional proof of citizenship if they want to vote for president or using the state's popular vote-by-mail system. The law...

Feds settle suit alleging abuse by men detained after 9/11

Jul. 05, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday settled a decades-old lawsuit filed by a group of men who were rounded up by the government in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and held in a federal jail in New York in conditions the department’s own watchdog called abusive and...

Air France-KLM latest airline to settle US mail allegations

Jul. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Friday that Air France-KLM agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle civil allegations that it falsified information about deliveries of international mail that it was hired by the U.S. Postal Service to deliver. The Justice Department said the...

FBI subpoenas Republican Arizona Senate president's records

Jul. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election. A second Republican senator who has...

2 Tennessee officers charged after inmate was punched

Jul. 01, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Tennessee prison officers have been charged with writing false reports after one of them hit an inmate, federal prosecutors said Friday. Former Tennessee Department of Correction tactical officers Javian Griffin, 36, and Sebron Hollands, 32, have...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...