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Justice Department'S Criminal Division
Latest Justice Department'S Criminal Division Items
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday called for the resignation of Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads the Justice Department's Criminal Division, saying accountability in the botched Fast and Furious investigation was overdue.
In the latest development in the controversy over an Obama administration gun-smuggling investigation, the head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division said Monday he regrets not alerting the department's leadership to problems in a similar gun-smuggling probe under the Bush administration.
Six current and former members of the U.S. military have been charged in a 41-count indictment handed up in federal court in Texas on charges of defrauding various U.S. military components and their contractors of $127,000 by fraudulently obtaining recruiting bonuses, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, who heads the Justice Department's Criminal Division, said Thursday.
A Florida company, its president and director, the president of a second firm and two former Haitian government officials were named Wednesday in an indictment that accuses them of having roles in a foreign bribery, wire fraud and money laundering scheme.
A 50-count indictment unsealed Monday in Philadelphia charges 13 leaders, members and associates of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Family with crimes that spanned more than a decade.
The national president of the American Outlaw Association motorcycle gang, better known as the "Outlaws," was sentenced Friday in federal court in Virginia to 20 years in prison for leading a violent criminal organization.
An employee of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was found guilty Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria of stealing nearly $250,000 that had been intended for the payment of the embassy's shipping and customs services, said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, who heads the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
The woman who headed an international drug-trafficking organization that smuggled millions of Ecstasy pills and other drugs from Canada into the United States from 2002 until 2008 has been sentenced to 70 months in prison on her guilty pleas to drug-smuggling and conspiracy charges.