Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

For Trump, Georgia election case just one of many legal woes

Jan. 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

An investigation in Georgia on efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat is one of a number of cases that pose legal problems for the former president. A judge in Atlanta is weighing arguments on whether to release a special grand jury's report...

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried, DOJ tussle over his communications

Jan. 28, 2023 12:46 PM EST

Federal prosecutors are trying to prohibit FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried from privately contacting current and former employees of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange to prevent potential witness tampering in a criminal case accusing him of bilking investors and customers. The...

Justice Dept. charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author who has spoken out against human rights abuses in Iran

Jan. 27, 2023 11:35 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author who has spoken out against human rights abuses in Iran.

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Jan. 26, 2023 18:11 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that it misled regulators who approved its 737 Max, the plane that was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. Family members of passengers who died gave emotional testimony, calling for criminal...

Justice Department charges 7 in multi-state paycheck scheme

Jan. 26, 2023 15:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says seven people have been arrested in connection with a $7.5 million fraudulent scheme to obtain millions of dollars through the Paycheck Protection Program, designed to help businesses keep workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Jan. 26, 2023 14:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others. The grand jury has subpoenaed Arizona lawyer...

Federal money driving Jackson water bill, DOJ appointee says

Jan. 25, 2023 18:45 PM EST

Jackson, Miss. (AP) — A bill before the Mississippi Legislature that would transfer the capital city's troubled water system to a new regional entity could be motivated by a desire by state officials to access a large pot of federal dollars earmarked for the city, Jackson's federally appointed...

Report: Louisiana often holds inmates beyond release dates

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” that violate inmates' rights and are...

Feds: Investigation into Tyre Nichols' death may take time

Jan. 25, 2023 13:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday the federal investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died after a violent arrest by Memphis police, “may take some time." Speaking during a news conference, U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Ritz said his...

Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance

Jan. 25, 2023 10:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a hurtful burden to advertisers, consumers and even the U.S. government. The...