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Topic - Lanny A. Breuer
A former Massachusetts elementary school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for his role in an international criminal network, known as Dreamboard, dedicated to the sexual abuse of children and the creation and global dissemination of graphic images and videos of child sexual abuse.
A major commercial and industrial construction contractor has agreed to pay the government a $2 million penalty to resolve criminal fraud violations arising from the firm's intentional overstating of developmental assistance provided to a disadvantaged small business as part of a Defense Department program.
The chairman of a House committee investigating the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation praised a report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General on what went wrong in the bungled investigation but said more people involved need to lose their jobs.
Federal prosecutors have moved to drop all charges against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury.
A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican gangsters. Two AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now know the horrifying truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration operation to smuggle arms to the dangerous drug cartels.
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.
Former U.S. senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., to charges he concealed nearly $1 million in secret campaign donations to hide an extramarital affair and to protect and advance his 2008 presidential candidacy.
A State Department contract employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to snooping into confidential passport application files, including those belonging to 60 celebrities, politicians, musicians, actors, members of the business community and others, the Justice Department said.
Two drug smuggling bosses aligned with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., of conspiring to import tons of cocaine into the United States, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer said Friday. The AUC is a Colombian paramilitary group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.
"Through close and sustained cooperation with our partners in Mexico, we are bringing alleged cartel leaders to justice — on both sides of the border," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, who heads the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
"In 2009, Mexico extradited the most defendants ever to the United States in one year, representing our shared commitment and responsibility for disrupting and dismantling these violent and corrosive drug-trafficking organizations," he said.