Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges

Aug. 22, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's immigration arm sent judges a morning news briefing that included a blog post from a virulently anti-immigration website that also publishes work by white nationalists. The post by VDARE featured links that directly attacked immigration judges with racially tinged...

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Aug. 22, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done for the government of Ukraine. Gates, a former campaign aide to...

Deputy faces civil rights charges for shooting Florida woman

Aug. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've indicted a Florida sheriff's deputy on civil rights charges that he shot an unarmed woman and then misled investigators about what happened. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Richard Palmer, a deputy with the Lake County Sheriff's...

American Airlines will pay $22 million to settle mail case

Aug. 20, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Airlines will pay $22.1 million to settle allegations it falsified times when it handed off mail, including items sent to U.S. soldiers stationed abroad. The Justice Department said Tuesday that American picked up mail for the U.S. Postal Service at six locations in the U.S., and...

Justice Department sues to block merger of airline IT firms

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix, a rival provider of technology services to airlines. In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, the government says Sabre pursued the $360 million deal to eliminate a competitor that has disrupted the market with more...

Texas man suspected in twin's death arrested in SC

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A man wanted in Texas for the murder of his twin sister has been arrested in South Carolina. WCIV-TV reports U.S. Marshals and Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 58-year-old David B. Conditt around 12:30 a.m. Monday at Limehouse Boat Landing on Johns Island. The...

Bloomington school to pay fine in discrimination settlement

Aug. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A settlement has been reached after the parents of a disabled girl filed a discrimination complaint against a Bloomington Montessori school with the U.S. Department of Justice. The Herald-Times reported Saturday that Beth Buggenhagen and Lawrence McAlpin have a daughter with...

Man sentenced for threats to Arab American Institute workers

Aug. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats to workers at the Arab American Institute. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 61-year-old William Patrick Syring of Arlington sent more than 700 emails to institute...

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Aug. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor's lawyer said Friday. Any delay in the Grace 1's departure could...