Former US ambassador arrested in Florida, accused of serving as an agent of Cuba, AP source says
The Associated Press has learned that a former American diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested in a long-running FBI counterintelligence investigation and is accused of secretly serving as an agent of the Cuban government.
Hunter Biden prosecutor to appear for closed-door congressional testimony, AP sources say
The special counsel overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation is expected to testify before a Congressional committee behind closed doors as a GOP probe into the Justice Department’s handling of the case continues to unfold.
The government secures a $9 million settlement with Ameris Bank over alleged redlining in Florida
The Justice Department has secured a $9 million settlement with Ameris Bank over allegations it avoided underwriting mortgages in predominately Black and Latino communities in Jacksonville, Florida, and discouraged people there from getting home loans.
Trump scheduled to be questioned in lawsuits from ex-FBI employees who sent negative texts about him
Donald Trump is scheduled to be questioned under oath as part of lawsuits from two former FBI employees who provoked the former president’s outrage after sending each other pejorative text messages about him.
Prosecutors are appealing length of prison sentences for Proud Boys leaders convicted of Jan. 6 plot
An attorney for ex-Proud Boys national leader Enrique Tarrio says his defense team will review federal prosecutors’ reasoning for appealing his 22-year prison sentence in the U.S. Capitol insurrection.
Ex-IRS contractor pleads guilty in leak of tax return information of Trump, wealthy people
A former contractor for the Internal Revenue Service charged with leaking tax information to news outlets about former President Donald Trump and thousands of the country’s wealthiest people pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with prosecutors.
US announces sweeping action against Chinese fentanyl supply chain producers
The Biden administration is taking aim at the fentanyl trafficking threat, announcing a series of indictments and sanctions against Chinese companies and executives blamed for importing the chemicals used to make the deadly drug.
Why the power of a US attorney has become a flashpoint in the Hunter Biden case
House Republicans have grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Justice Department investigation of Hunter Biden in a contentious hearing that delved into aspects of the criminal justice system that typically play out long before the case enters a public courtroom.
Prosecutors say witness in Trump's classified documents case retracted false testimony
The Justice Department says a witness in the federal prosecution of Donald Trump over the hoarding of classified documents retracted “prior false testimony” after switching lawyers last month and provided new information that implicated the former president.
Justice Department seeks 33 years in prison for ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in Jan. 6 case
The Justice Department is seeking 33 years in prison for Enrique Tarrio, the former Proud Boys leader convicted of seditious conspiracy in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Hunter Biden's lawyers say gun portion of plea deal remains valid after special counsel announcement
Hunter Biden’s attorneys are pushing to keep part of a plea deal they reached with the prosecutor whose new status as special counsel intensified the tax investigation into the president’s son ahead of the 2024 election.
White ex-officers in Mississippi plead guilty to racist assault on 2 Black men during raid
Six white former law enforcement officers in Mississippi have pleaded guilty to federal civil rights offenses against two Black men who were brutalized during a home raid that ended when an officer shot one of the men in the mouth.
In Trump case, Justice Dept. unseals previously blacked-out portions from search warrant application
The Justice Department has disclosed some of the previously blacked-out portions of a warrant application it submitted last year to gain authorization to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida property for classified documents.
What to know about Hunter Biden's plea deal in federal tax and gun case
The announcement that federal prosecutors have reached a plea deal with President Joe Biden’s son Hunter over tax and gun charges marks the likely end of a five-year Justice Department investigation that has dogged the Biden family.
Hunter Biden will plead guilty in a deal that likely averts time behind bars in a tax and gun case
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter will plead guilty to federal tax offenses and avoid a full prosecution on a separate gun charge in a deal with the Justice Department that likely spares him time behind bars.
US says price caps on Russia's oil are cutting revenue nearly in half and weakening its economy
When the Group of Seven nations, the European Union and Australia last year announced a plan to cap the price of Russian oil, U.S. officials said it would deliver a most effective blow to Russia’s economy, undermining its greatest revenue source.
Ex-NSA employee gets 14 days in jail for storming Capitol with members of white nationalist movement
A former National Security Agency employee has been sentenced to 14 days of imprisonment for storming the U.S. Capitol along with associates described by authorities as fellow followers of a white nationalist movement.
Trump allies cite Clinton email probe to attack classified records case. There are big differences
As Donald Trump readies for a momentous court appearance Tuesday on charges related to the hoarding of top-secret documents, Republican allies are amplifying, without evidence, claims that he's the target of a political prosecution.
Trump case assigned to judge who faced criticism over her ruling in his favor in Mar-a-Lago search
The historic federal criminal case against former President Donald Trump has been assigned to a judge he appointed who faced blistering criticism over her earlier pro-Trump handling of a search warrant in his case.
1st seditious conspiracy sentences in Jan. 6 attack to be handed down for Rhodes, other Oath Keepers
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and members of his extremist group will be the first Jan. 6 defendants sentenced for seditious conspiracy in a series of hearings beginning this week that could forecast the punishments coming for top Proud Boys leaders convicted of the same charge.
Trump lawyers seek meeting with Garland as Mar-a-Lago investigation shows signs of winding down
Lawyers for Donald Trump have asked for a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland as a Justice Department investigation into the former president’s handling of classified documents shows signs of winding down.
Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins formally resigns in wake of ethics probes
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins has formally resigned after wide-ranging investigations by two federal watchdog agencies found she sought to use her position to influence a local election and lied to investigators.
Justice Department watchdog finds US attorney in Massachusetts tried to influence DA election
The Justice Department's internal watchdog says in a report that the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, who has announced her resignation, tried to influence the outcome of a race for Boston’s district attorney and violated multiple policies.
US investigating whether Ukraine war documents were leaked
The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the possible release of Pentagon documents that were posted on several social media sites and appear to detail U.S. and NATO aid to Ukraine, but may have been altered or used as part of a misinformation campaign.
Civil rights probe launched after fatal Park Police shooting
The Justice Department has opened a federal civil rights investigation after a U.S. Park Police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old who had driven away with an officer in the back seat after the teenager was found asleep in a suspected stolen car in Washington.
Deputies accused of shoving guns in mouths of 2 Black men
Police and court records obtained by The Associated Press show that deputies who were accepted to a Mississippi sheriff's department's special tactical unit have been involved in at least four violent encounters with Black men since 2019 that left two dead and another seriously wounded.
DOJ search of Pence's office turns up no new classified docs
The Justice Department has searched the office of former Vice President Mike Pence’s Washington advocacy group as part of its investigation into the discovery of sensitive documents at the homes and offices of current and former top U.S. officials.
Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop
A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was dropped off at his Delaware store in 2019.