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High-ranking Justice Dept. official leaving post

Associate Attorney General Tony West, who has been the Justice Department's chief negotiator in its lawsuits against major banks, plans to leave the department Sept. 15.

Tags: Justice Department , people ,

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 06:10pm EDT

$5B in government recoveries on false claims cases

The Justice Department has recovered a record $5 billion in the past year from companies that filed false claims against the government. Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West said Tuesday that the federal False Claims Act is the most powerful tool in the government's legal arsenal for protecting the integrity of government programs, such as Medicare and defense contracting.

Tags: Justice , false claims , HHS , False Claims Act

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 02:21pm EST

U.S. reaches historic agreements with 41 Indian tribes

The Justice Department has reached a $1 billion settlement with 41 American Indian tribes that had brought 72 separate lawsuits against the U.S. government. Some of the disputes are more than a century old.

Tags: Justice , American Indian , lawsuit , Interior

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:47am EDT

Justice Dept. official moving up to No. 3 post

Tony West, the head of the Justice Department's civil division, will become the acting associate attorney general, the No. 3 post at the department.

Tags: Thomas Perrelli , DoJ , people

Monday - 02/27/2012, 06:00pm EST