Department of Justice

  • DOJ asks for millions to boost crime unit

    According to budget documents submitted yesterday to Congress, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking for $5 million to give its criminal division a boost in personnel, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • DOJ’s acting antitrust division chief stepping down

    After only six months on the job, Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis Pozen announced her resignation from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division yesterday. As of April 30, Pozen will step down from the role to which she was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder on Aug. 4, 2011.

  • BP may pay up to $25 billion in oil spill settlement

    The rumor mill is a-churnin’, and the story it has spun for us today is that BP will likely agree to a $20 billion to $25 billion settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over civil and criminal charges that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf...

  • Judge throws out FCPA charges against executive

    On Monday, a federal judge laid down a ruling basically pooh-poohing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) foreign corruption team, the third such ruling in two months.

  • AT&T drops bid to acquire T-Mobile

    It’s official. AT&T has dropped its bid to acquire T-Mobile USA, which is owned by Germany-based Deutsche Telekom AG.

  • Former Siemens execs charged with bribery

    Hoping to quell recent waves of criticism about its conduct and frequent failure for charging executives in large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged individuals in the prominent Siemens case with bribery, the agencies announced Tuesday.

  • AT&T may drop T-Mobile merger

    For the first time since a wrench had been thrown into AT&T’s plan to acquire T-Mobile, the communications giant is considering scrapping the whole $39 billion idea.

  • Reviewing 6 of November's top stories

    Updates on InsideCounsel's biggest stories this month

  • U.S. Attorneys collected $6.5 billion in 2011

    If only the Department of Justice can collect another $1.3 trillion or so, we might have a real shot at doing something about those pesky federal budget problems. But alas, no one can accuse the DOJ and its U.S. Attorneys’ offices of not working hard this past year to crack...

  • AT&T prepares for T-Mobile deal collapse

    AT&T announced last week that it would take a $4 billion charge if its plans to takeover T-Mobile fall apart.

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