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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this March 12, 2009, file photo Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the board of the Volkswagen group, during the annual press conference in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. Prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, they are opening investigations against Winterkorn on the suspicion of fraud by selling cars with with manipulated emission tests. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

Volkswagen's ex-CEO charged in emissions scandal

Volkswagen AG's former CEO Martin Winterkorn was charged in a federal court with conspiracy and wire fraud charges related to the automaker's plan to cheat U.S. diesel emissions testing, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Published May 3, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE* *

Virginia gang member sentenced to life for four murders

A Suffolk, Virginia, member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for murdering four people and committing several non-fatal shootings, the Justice Department said. Published May 2, 2018

In this April 16, 2018 photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels outside federal court in New York.  Stormy Daniels filed a defamation complaint in federal court in New York on Monday. At issue is a tweet Trump made in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicts a man who threatened her in 2011 to stay quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against President Trump, who called her claim of being threatened over her alleged affair with the president "a total con job." Published April 30, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE* *

Panasonic subsidiary pays $280M to settle false records, bribery charges

A Panasonic Corp. subsidiary will pay about $280 million to settle civil and criminal charges that the company falsified financial records to conceal payments to sales representatives working in China and other Asian countries, the Department of Justice said Monday Published April 30, 2018

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 8, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Sally Yates espouses importance of free press, dashes from reporter when questioned

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and her top lieutenant, Principal Assistant Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod, refused to answer questions this week about whether they tried to squelch an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation during the final months of the 2016 campaign. Published April 27, 2018

Judge tosses Manafort lawsuit against Mueller

A federal judge Friday tossed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lawsuit challenging the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller. Published April 27, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Justice's budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Chinese nationals among 10 new defendants in fentanyl case

Four Chinese nationals are among 10 new defendants who were indicted in a widening probe of fentanyl shipments from China to the United States that resulted in the deaths of four people and multiple overdoses, the Department of Justice said Friday. Published April 27, 2018

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

How the anti-Trump Peter Strzok-Lisa Page missing texts are suddenly sent to Congress

Text messages exchanged by two anti-Trump FBI officials that were previously thought lost were delivered to at least five congressional committees late Thursday night. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two married FBI officials who were having an affair, ranted against the president in the more than 50,000 texts they exchanged with each other. Published April 26, 2018

President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to plead Fifth in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, said in court papers Wednesday he will assert his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination in an investigation involving his payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels. Published April 25, 2018