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WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange’s name appears twice in an August court filing from a federal prosecutor in Virginia, who was attempting to keep sealed a separate case involving a man … Continue reading WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

DES MOINES, Iowa | Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa— While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show. The city of Des Moines ultimately yanked an affordable housing loan that Whitaker’s company had been awarded, and another lender began foreclosure … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016

VIRGINIA News: VIRGINA BEACH, AUSA Heather L. Carlton Named Federal Prosecutor of the Year by Virginia Gang Investigators Association

AUSA Heather L. Carlton receives the Federal Prosecutor of the Year Award at the 20th Annual Virginia Gang Investigators Association Conference on October 16, 2018. VIRGINA BEACH, VIRGINIA –Assistant United States Attorney Heather L. Carlton was honored Tuesday at the Virginia Gang Investigators Association’s 20th Annual Gang Conference in being named the Federal Prosecutor of … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: VIRGINA BEACH, AUSA Heather L. Carlton Named Federal Prosecutor of the Year by Virginia Gang Investigators Association

DENVER | Federal prosecutor threatens law-breaking pot businesses

DENVER — Colorado’s top federal prosecutor says his office may take legal action against licensed marijuana businesses that violate state law or use their status under state law “as a shield” while selling their product on the black market. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer acknowledged that until now, federal officials in Colorado have largely focused on … Continue reading DENVER | Federal prosecutor threatens law-breaking pot businesses

NEW YORK | Sex-trafficking case against self-help group could expand

NEW YORK — A federal prosecutor says there could be more criminal charges brought against the leader of a purported self-help group who’s accused of forcing women into having unwanted sex. Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza also told a Brooklyn judge at a hearing on Thursday that it’s possible more people could be charged in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sex-trafficking case against self-help group could expand

WASHINGTON | Trump’s lawyer pleads guilty, implicates president

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and his former campaign chairman convicted for financial fraud, raising questions about the president’s own legal jeopardy. Most damaging to Trump were statements by his longtime attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty in New York, saying he and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s lawyer pleads guilty, implicates president

WASHINGTON | Justice taps prosecutor to speed Republican document demands

WASHINGTON| April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Justice Department, has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican document demands related to the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump accused officials of “slow walking” their release. The department is facing mounting pressure from Republicans to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justice taps prosecutor to speed Republican document demands