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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announcing the results of "Operation Broken Trust," a three-and-a-half-month operation targeting investment fraud, at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Department of Justice Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, seen in 2008, gained a reputation for independence while handling tough issues during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

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Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said Tuesday that the ATF's bid to reduce the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico's drug gangs suffered from "significant weaknesses." (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (left), accompanied by U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez (right) of the District of Puerto Rico and FBI Executive Director Shawn Henry, answers questions during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Earlier in the day, FBI agents arrested scores of Puerto Rican police officers for allegedly aiding drug dealers. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix on Thursday hands back to one of his deputies an Associated Press news report stating that the Justice Department is suing Sheriff Arpaio, contending the Arizona lawman refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office discriminates against Hispanics.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Jack Smith, the Department of Justice's chief of the Public Integrity Section, has been brought in to restore the elite unit's credibility. "I left the dream job for a better one," he said.

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From left, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Ignacia Moreno, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division Tony West and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Don Burkhalter announce that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

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Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine

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King Samir Shabazz (left) and Jerry Jackson, pictured in 2008 for the National Geographic Channel show "Inside," were accused of voter intimidation by the Justice Department. (Courtesy of National Geographic Channel)