Department Of Justice Snatching Data From Citizens’ Cell Phones Using Planes And “Dirtboxes”

By: Friday November 14, 2014 5:26 am

Here we go again. The Department of Justice has been using a legally questionable program to target criminal suspect’s cell phone data. The program involves flying small Cessna planes equipped with a device known as a “dirtbox” which mimics cell towers in order to trick cellphones into giving out their registration information. Like the now [...]

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

By: Friday July 25, 2014 8:48 am

The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014 is passed. The 12 page draft memo provided to FDL indicates that the DOJ estimates the cost avoidance [...]

DOJ Citigroup Settlement Lacks Disclosure Of Victims And Criminal Conduct

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:52 am

On Monday the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder announced a meager $7 billion settlement with Citigroup for causing the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by fraudulently selling mortgage securities that wrecked the financial markets. AG Holder celebrated the settlement and claimed “This historic penalty is appropriate given the strength [...]

Eric Holder’s Legacy To Be Failing To Hold Wall Street Accountable

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:26 am

Attorney General Eric Holder, appointed in the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency, is beginning to have his legacy evaluated and it is not looking good. A creature of Wall Street who helped represent some of the culprits of the mortgage crisis in private practice, Holder never made an honest or substantive efforts to go after [...]

Going After Big Banks ‘Never A Real Priority’ At Department Of Justice

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 6:34 am

A new report from Pro Publica claims that part of the reason none of the major Wall Street banks were prosecuted for their role in causing the 2008 financial crisis was a disinterest in taking on cases by the US Department of Justice.  The disinterest reportedly led to prosecutors not pursuing winnable cases and coincided [...]

Department of Justice Already Under Fire For JPMorgan Settlement

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 7:09 am

Well that didn’t take long. Not more than a day after the “historic” settlement with JPMorgan was announced and the Department of Justice has found itself under heavy scrutiny for trying to “scam” the public and letting arch-criminals off the hook with a relatively small fine. One of the first to cry foul was FDL [...]

George Zimmerman Is Free

By: Monday July 15, 2013 5:06 am

As the Department of Justice explores bringing charges and President Obama laments that “a jury has spoken”, the fact remains that George Zimmerman is a free man. Not just free from confinement but free to do exactly what (temporarily) endangered his own freedom. A jury has indeed spoken but regardless of the technicalities of the [...]

News Corp Disputes DOJ Notified Them Of Phone Records Subpoena

By: Monday May 27, 2013 7:28 am

News Corporation, parent company of Fox News, publicly disputed claims made by the Department of Justice concerning notifications received in the James Rosen press spying case. While DOJ asserts it notified News Corp of the subpoena that led to them seizing phone records of a journalist, News Corp said it had no records of any such [...]

Obama Administration Also Seized Phone Records Of Fox News

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 5:46 am

The Associated Press were not the only ones to have their phone records seized by the government as it was revealed Tuesday that Fox News had their phone records seized as part of the Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers. After being labeled a “co-conspirator” Fox News reporter James Rosen was targeted for doing basic journalism. [...]

Think Progress Shows Stunning Hypocrisy On Government Spying

By: Tuesday May 14, 2013 1:26 pm

Think Progress, the blog for the non-partisan Center On American Progress, has made a name for itself pretending to be a “progressive” news and analysis site despite reflexively defending the Democratic Party and being funded by an organization that refuses to disclose its donors (one hint it means “to soar” in Esperanto). But now the [...]

Department of Justice Attacks Frontline As Lanny Breuer Resigns

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 5:31 am

Well that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after PBS aired Frontline’s The Untouchables, a program focused on the failures of the Department of Justice to make cases against Wall Street bankers despite ample evidence of fraud, the head of DOJ’s criminal division resigns. It’s hard to dismiss as a coincidence given that Lanny [...]

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