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Topic - Justice Department'S National Security Division
Top lawyers for U.S. intelligence agencies fought a rear-guard action Monday against plans to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic snooping, telling a blue-ribbon panel that restricting it would hamper the government's "agility" in pre-empting terrorist plots.
A 34-year-old New York man who joined al Qaeda, then plotted and attempted to commit suicide terrorist attacks was sentenced Friday in federal court in New York to life in prison for multiple federal terrorism offenses.
A 22-year-old Saudi national was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Texas to life in prison in his June conviction on charges of attempting to build a weapon of mass destruction.
Amsterdam-based ING Bank N.V. agreed Tuesday to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department and the New York County District Attorney´s Office for conspiring to illegally move billions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on behalf of sanctioned Cuban and Iranian entities.
An Iranian citizen and resident has been indicted in federal court in Washington, D.C., on charges of illegally exporting and attempting to export specialized metals from the U.S. through companies in Turkey to Iran, including some firms involved in the production of ballistic missiles.
The Justice Department prosecutor who led government efforts to prevent a number of serious security threats to the nation, including the attempted bombing of Times Square, the al Qaeda plot to bomb the New York subway system and the attempted detonation of a bomb aboard an airliner on Christmas Day 2009, announced his resignation Thursday.
Eighteen members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Washington on terrorism and weapons charges in connection with the taking of three U.S. citizens as hostages in Colombia.