Federal prosecutors have dropped an attempt to seize $107,000 from a North Carolina small business owner using asset forfeiture laws following several weeks of media scrutiny.
The Justice Department has requested that its inspector general conduct an independent investigation into allegations of quid pro quo hiring and wasteful spending at the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the department said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) Thursday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department will restrict the use of civil asset forfeiture laws to seize bank accounts, the latest in a series of moves by the Justice Department to curb the controversial practice of asset forfeiture.
An Israel-based law center is petitioning the Department of Justice to pursue charges against top Hamas leaders for committing acts of terror against U.S. citizens and commercial airliners at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport during last summer’s war with the Jewish state, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) has launched an investigation into alleged quid pro quo hiring and misuse of federal asset forfeiture funds at the US Marshals Service.
The Senate’s top Democrat is proud of securing taxpayer backing for a green energy company accused by former employees of fraudulently obtaining federal grant money, his office said this week.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) protected 58 sex offenders, including convicted child rapists, in its witness protection program, according to an audit by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. federal authorities are set to bring criminal charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service seized hundreds of millions of dollars from thousands of bank accounts over the past decade, often without proof of any criminal wrongdoing, according to a report released by the Institute for Justice this week.