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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at

Articles by Jeff Mordock

University of MIchigan logo, screen captured from a UM YouTube video celebrating the schools bicentennial. (YouTube)

Univ. of Michigan changes speech policies after DOJ lawsuit

The University of Michigan changed its speech policies on Tuesday, one day after the Trump administration weighed in on a federal lawsuit alleging the school unfairly trampled on student's First Amendment rights. Published June 12, 2018

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

DOJ watchdog dings FBI for response to homegrown threats

A Justice Department watchdog on Tuesday chastised the FBI for its response to a threat posed by a homegrown violent extremist, saying the bureau needs to do more to track potential dangers when someone is held by another agency. Published June 12, 2018

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Federal authorities arrest 74 people in wire transfer scam

Federal authorities have arrested 74 people -- including 42 in the United States -- for allegedly hijacking wire transfer funds through a sophisticated email scam, the Justice Department said Monday. Published June 11, 2018

The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters, across the street from the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Feds say former Florida police chief framed teenager

Biscayne Park, Florida's former police chief and two former officers were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with framing a 16-year-old for four unsolved burglaries in a bizarre scheme to keep perfect the town's record for catching criminals. Published June 11, 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on Manafort, threatening new criminal charges for witness tampering and asking a judge to put him in jail while he awaits trial (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

Manafort attorneys fight back against obstruction charges

Attorneys for Paul Manafort on Friday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of manufacturing witness-tampering claims to pressure business associates of the former Trump campaign chief into perjuring themselves at his upcoming trial. Published June 9, 2018