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11:29 am, July 26, 2014

Department of Justice News

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT

Sequestration threatens public defender program with 'complete destruction'

Federal public defender offices have been slammed by across-the-board budget cuts so far this year. But as damaging as sequestration has been for the federal defender program this year, it faces virtual extinction if the cuts continue into next year, according to Michael Nachmanoff, the federal public defender for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:22pm EDT
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Retired general target of leaks probe

Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:18am EDT

8 contract executives guilty of 8(a) contracting fraud

The Justice Department successfully prosecuted executives in companies for obtaining contracts under SBA's 8(a) program worth more than $153 million. The court found two of the executives guilty on Friday and six others pleaded guilty.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:18am EDT

Whistleblower suit leads to $12M false claims settlement by SAIC

The lawsuit, filed by Richard Priem, a 16-year SAIC employee and Army veteran, alleged the company inflated contract costs by claiming the training program would be staffed by full-time SAIC employees. However, according to the lawsuit, SAIC instead used cheaper part-time employees and pocketed the difference.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 04:36pm EDT
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FBI director gets another House grilling

Mueller gets another grilling on major FBI probes in final appearance before House panel

Friday - 06/14/2013, 11:32am EDT

Feds announce recovery of missing Nazi diary

Homeland Security and Justice Department officials planned to join U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum representatives Thursday to discuss the recovery of some 400 handwritten pages from Rosenberg's diary, covering 1936 to 1944.

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 12:22pm EDT

AP sources: Obama to name ex-Bush aide to head FBI

AP sources say ex-Bush official James Comey to be Obama's nominee to head FBI

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 05:06pm EDT

Obama picks budget official to run troubled IRS

Obama picks senior White House budget official to run troubled IRS as 2nd top official leaves

Friday - 05/17/2013, 03:36am EDT
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89 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 8 cities

Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 09:10am EDT

Atty Gen orders probe into IRS targeting groups

Atty Gen Holder orders probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 11:38am EDT

Charge disclosed in Cuban spying against US

Charge in Cuban spy case unsealed, accusing ex-State Dept. officer of conspiracy

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Justice Dept. appeals recess case to Supreme Court

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to reverse ruling on president's recess appointments

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:38pm EDT

AG Holder: No furloughs at Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder says he will not need to furlough any Justice Department employees in the current fiscal year.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 09:30pm EDT

FBI takes the lead in Boston probe

FBI takes charge in law enforcement probe of Boston Marathon explosions

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 10:04am EDT

Federal response to Boston bombings 'swift and substantial,' expert says

Bob Blitzer, former chief of the FBI's domestic Terrorism and Counterterrorism Planning Section, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp a substantial joint terrorism task force will draw on federal resources to investigate Monday's bombings in Boston.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:21am EDT
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GOP lawmakers blast Labor secretary nominee

GOP lawmakers blast Labor nominee over deal he brokered as top Justice official

Monday - 04/15/2013, 11:36am EDT

AG Holder delaying furlough decisions to mid-April

Attorney General Eric Holder says he isn't making a decision on whether to furlough Justice Department employees until mid-April.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:49pm EDT

Federal defenders face deep cuts, delays in cases

The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will decimate their offices, delay criminal cases and jeopardize the fairness of the criminal justice system.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 08:13am EDT

Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 12:20pm EDT
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