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  • Regulatory: DOJ & HHS tout $4.1 billion in recoveries in 2011

    On Feb. 14, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent Valentine’s Day greetings by announcing that in fiscal year 2011, the agencies recovered approximately $4.1 billion from joint enforcement efforts.

  • Justice Department appoints Tony West to No. 3 spot

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday that it has appointed one of its longtime lawyers, Tony West, as the new acting associate attorney general.

  • Companies want clarity on anti-bribery law

    The groups are asking for more clarity around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which makes it illegal for companies to engage in bribery with foreign officials while doing business.

  • 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.

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