18 Burst results for "U. S. Justice Department"
AP News Radio
Not magic: Opaque AI tool may flag parents with disabilities
"The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether an artificial intelligence tool, a children's services department in Pennsylvania is using discriminates against parents with disabilities. Andrew and Lauren had baby daughter was placed in foster care by the Allegheny county department of human services more than a year ago, after the child refused to accept a new baby formula, and had to be treated for dehydration and malnutrition. It was traumatic. Heartbroken, we were just sad. Acne and her husband have developmental disabilities, their attorney Robin Frank wonders of an algorithmic tool that counties children's services uses singled out the hackneys because of their disabilities. One of the things that we've been looking at is how does that screening tool affect different populations? So you have minority populations or poor populations or people with disabilities. The Associated Press has obtained information on some of the factors child welfare agencies use to calculate a family's risk they include race, poverty rates, disability status, and family size. I'm John a water
Is Alameda Ex-CEO Caroline Ellison Cutting a Deal?
"All right, at the top of the web three lightning round this week, we have only one top story. And it's the only top story I think anybody is talking about right now, and that is that SPF, Sam bankman fried has officially been arrested and officially charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering by the U.S. Justice Department and securities violations by the SEC. Now, it doesn't stop there, folks. It's a lot more fun. But on the surface here, rich, what do you think of the story? Because it happened very, very fast. It happened very quickly. And one, this needed to happen. I didn't believe it was going to happen at first. But someone mentioned something a couple of days ago before this happened. And it made me go, huh. That was a good point. A couple of weeks back if you've been listening to our aftershocks, we covered, we spoke on, I believe, how the head person Caroline over Alameda was spotted in New York and we're like, what's happening? Because she fled from Hong Kong to Dubai because there's no jurisdiction. Well, she showed up in New York and there was a picture like a Starbucks or something and was verified it was her and were like, that's dumb, why would she be in the states? Well, we figured it out. She got a deal. She was cutting a deal and she was doing everything possible. Probably to get Sam behind bars. And so here we are, full circle. And I know we were both pessimistic about Sam being put in jail, but he is potentially serving up to a 115 years. So good luck. Yeah, good luck indeed. I do want to make sure that I make it known. The statement about Alison making a deal is not entirely corroborated at this point, but it's safe to assume that if she's back in the states, that's why she would be back in the states. So just want to make sure that part of it is out there for people. But there have been a couple other trickle down details that have come out since.
AP News Radio
Garland moves to end disparities in crack cocaine sentencing
"The U.S. Justice Department moves to end disparities in cocaine sentencing that have worsened racial inequality within the system for decades federal law imposed harsher sentences for crack cocaine even though it is in scientifically different from powder cocaine at one point, federal law treated a single gram of crack the same as a hundred grams of powder. Attorney general Merrick Garland wrote in a memo that creates unwarranted racial disparities, changes to the law passed the House, but are held up in the Senate so Garland is instructing prosecutors in nonviolent low level cases to file charges that avoid the mandatory minimum sentences triggered for smaller amounts of rock cocaine, civil rights leaders and criminal justice reform advocates applaud the changes, though they say they won't be permanent without action from Congress. I'm Julie Walker.
AP News Radio
Officials: Lockerbie bomb suspect is in US custody
"Officials say looker be bomb suspect is in U.S. custody. U.S. and Scottish authorities are saying that the Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed a passenger plane over Lockerbie Scotland in 1988 is in U.S. custody. Scotland's crown office and procurator fiscal service said in a statement that families of those killed are informed that the suspect Abu ajala Massoud Al marimi is in U.S. custody. The U.S. Justice Department confirms the information adding that Massoud is expected to make his initial appearance in a U.S. district court. Panem flight one O three traveling from London to New York exploded
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
U.S. Justice Department Fires Warning Shot at Chinese Spies
"The FBI director Christopher wray, who you know well, gave a press conference on Chinese espionage in the United States. And as I was finishing off justice corrupted last night, my notes. I thought to myself, I can not believe we have one FBI agent assigned to that. When the China lobby, which you write about, and the Chinese intelligence agencies are after us, they're bringing a new China case every day. We can not have anyone doing this. Look, it is the threats facing this country are massive. And the willingness of this administration, they view, they view the machinery of the federal government as just their own personal play things. We have seen whether it was FBI agents rating Mar-a-Lago and rating Donald Trump's homes never happened in the history of our country and so this administration or whether it is FBI agents storming the homes of pro life activists bursting in at the crack of dawn with machine guns and arresting activists in front of their kids screaming and crying, the willingness to simply say we can go after anyone we don't like that is really, really dangerous in what the book justice corrupted tries to do is explain precisely how this is happening and how dangerous it is,
NPR News Now
US Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban
"Sued taxes today over the state's new law that effectively bans abortions after pregnancies. Six week as the court battle heats up. kt z. Logics casey ellington reports abortion providers in surrounding states are seeing an influx of patients from texas abortion. Clinics in new mexico are already booked with texans. Colorado is also experiencing patient load spillover. They coward is the president and ceo of planned parenthood of the rocky mountains which serves both states she says the impacts of the new texas law were immediate on the day that law went into effect. We only had texas patients in our albuquerque. All center coward says the albuquerque clinic is now booked well into october solely with residents from its neighboring state planned. Parenthood of
Monocle 24: The Globalist
DOJ Vows to Protect Those Seeking Abortion from New Texas Law
"Us justice department has said it would not tolerate attacks against people seeking or providing abortions in texas us attorney. General merrick garland said the department would protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services through nineteen ninety-four known as the freedom of access to clinic. Entrances act the states. Recently enacted law imposes a near-total ban on abortion
AP News Radio
U.S. Justice Department Worried About Arizona Senate Recount
"The justice department says the Arizona state Senate's private vote recount could be contrary to federal ballot protection law the head of the justice department's civil rights division has written Arizona state Senate Republicans warning them that the private company recount of Maricopa county's two point one million ballots from the November election could be against federal election law requiring ballast to be in the position of election officials for twenty two months the letter also raises concerns about the contractor being allowed to contact voters something that could amount to voter intimidation in the twelve days since starting the unprecedented recount cyber ninjas the Florida company hired by the state Senate has been able to recount only ten percent of the ballots cast I'm Tim McGuire
Daily Tech Headlines
FBI Removes Web Shells From Compromised Microsoft Servers
"The. Us justice department announced a successful court-approved operation by the fbi to copy and remove back doors from hundreds of microsoft exchange servers in the us with the fbi. Currently attempting to contact server. Owners about the action. These vulnerabilities were being targeted by the state sponsored. Eight p. t. half neom. This operation only removed the back doors. Not patch the exchange vulnerabilities which microsoft released patches for in march.
Daily Tech Headlines
FBI Operation Removed Backdoors From Exchange Servers
"Us justice department announced successful court-approved operation by the fbi to copy and remove back doors from hundreds of microsoft exchange servers in the us with the fbi. Currently attempting to context of owners about the action. These vulnerabilities were being targeted by the state sponsored. Ap half neom this operation. Only move the back doors but did not patch the exchange server abilities which microsoft released patches for back in
AP News Radio
US deports former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
"I'm Julie Walker a ninety five year old former **** concentration camp guard was deported from the United States and is now in his native Germany where he's being held by police Frederick call burger arrived Saturday according to German authorities until then he'd been living in Tennessee the US justice department says Berger admitted to being a guard at a **** concentration subcamp and is still receiving a pension for his work in recent years German prosecutors have successfully argued that by helping a death camp or concentration camp function guards can be found guilty of accessory to murder the justice department says Berger is the seventieth **** persecutors removed from the United States I'm Julie Walker
All In with Chris Hayes
U.S. Justice Department investigating more than 170 people over Washington, DC riots
"Six days after the violent attack on the us capital law enforcement finally help the first federal press briefing about what happened. That is an acting attorney. General united states the podium or the director of the fbi not just the local guys acting us attorney the district kumble columbia and the assistant director in charge of the fbi. Washington field office to talk to the country on camera for the first time about the attempted insurrection against the us government at the capitol. And what they are doing to bring the rioters to justice. We have already opened one hundred and seventy more than one hundred seventy subject files meaning. These individuals have been identified as potential persons that committed crimes on the capitol grounds inside and outside so of those one hundred and seventy cases that have already been opened in. I anticipate that's going to grow to the hundreds in the next coming weeks we've already charged over seventy cases just yesterday. Our office organizers strikeforce of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors. they're only marching. Orders from me are to build seditious and charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the capital some encouraging actions. There is still feels like things are not quite moving that quickly given the scope and stakes of what is at issue here and more importantly the impending threat of further armed assault politicos national security correspondent in touch with virtual joins. Me now natasha. I what what did you. What was your takeaway from the briefing today. Well it was clear that the fbi first of all was trying to do some cleanup on its own behalf. So the fbi official their emphasized that the warnings that they received were in fact shared with their state and local partners so they did share them with local law enforcement officials according to official. And that was i. Think an attempt to say look. We did our part of the job and it was up to say capital. Police are the members of the joint terrorism task force in washington. Dc to kind of put together. The security measures that were necessary in order to respond to the kind of violence threats and intelligence that they were that they were receiving. So i think this was part of what we've seen in the last week as a continuation of the fbi's attempt to say we did our job. Now the rest is up to you and then with regard to the attorney's office which michael sherwin was talking about. They want to say look. We are taking this seriously with regards to pursuing further charges. But take aways obviously is. We're not seeing the fbi director on stage not seeing briefings directly from the head of the fbi and from senior officials who might indicate to the rest of the country and to potential violent rioters. Who might come back to the capital that this is something that has gone to the highest highest levels of government that will not be tolerated. And i think that that is something that is also concerning some folks tonight. I mean it's a week after it happened six days and no i mean i don't know who runs the h s. Now chad wolf gone. Lord knows who's running that place. Fbi director chris. Wray the acting attorney. General jeffrey rosen image. Just it is shocking to me shocking. Inexcusable that we have not had a briefing. It's remarkable and national security officials who have spoken to have also said. Look you know one of the reasons why we might not be. Seeing them is because they might be afraid that they could get fired. You know in the week. That's left of this administration that speaking truth about this and the reasons why it was incited the realities of why these protesters came in and the capital would force them to lose their jobs and that you know take it at face value. Which is that. The president has never accepted his own officials. Speaking the truth about and and speaking In criticizing him anyway. So i think that's part of it.
AP News Radio
Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case
"The US justice department says it cannot bring criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting of to mere rice in twenty fourteen the fatal shooting of twelve year old Tamir rice by a white police officer begin with the nine one one call of someone waving a gun outside a recreation center one hundred Irish dance important people civil rights activists had hoped that officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank garmback would face federal criminal charges for shooting the child after a county prosecutor declined in twenty fifteen it was horrible unfortunate and regrettable but was not by the law that binds us the crime the justice department says the cumulative evidence was not enough to support a federal criminal civil rights prosecution the shooting of to mere rice became part of the national dialogue about police use of force against minorities including children Jackie Quinn Washington
AP News Radio
Justice Department appeals, seeking to replace Trump in suit
"There's a new effort by president Donald Trump to avoid legal responsibility in a rape allegation made against him the US justice department has now filed an appeal of a judge's ruling that threw out a request that the United States replace president Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit at issue is an incident in the nineteen nineties in which columnist E. Jean Carroll claims that trump raped her trump denied the allegation in a June nineteenth statement and Carol sued for defamation in response trump claimed that his denial was part of his official actions as president substituting the US four trump would leave taxpayers holding the bag for any payout ordered in the case I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
PRI's The World
DOJ To Drop Charges Against Former Mexican Official Arrested At Los Angeles International Airport
"Unexpected move by the. Us justice department has thrown the us mexico relationship into the spotlight last month. Former mexican general salvador sent away goes to pay who was arrested in los angeles and face charges of drug trafficking and corruption. Today though a us district court judge allowed prosecutors to drop all charges against wego's opening the door for him to return to mexico and allowing mexican officials to investigate to walk us through this eyebrow raising move. The world's jorges valencia joins us from mexico city or. Hey what was the justice. Department accusing sent way goes of remind us prosecutors. Were saying that he was using his position. As the former defense minister of mexico he was the head of the defense ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen. He said he was using that position to allow an organized crime group known as h. Two to traffic see nited states without interference now appear to have a very solid case. They spent more than a year on this so it was a very big surprise when none other than william bar the. Us attorney general himself issued a statement. Yesterday saying that prosecutors were going to drop all charges and return general. Cf way goes to mexico. Mexico's foreign relations minister monticello eradicate public remarks about this yesterday. Out here saying that. He doesn't see this as a path toward impunity but rather his way in which the department of justice is showing to mexico and showing respect to mexico's military. This feels like such a one. Eighty especially considering sent wiggles was arrested just last month. So what kind of reaction has there been shock bewilderment. I mean for people who are involved in efforts to fight organized crime here in mexico. They're very surprised by this. Because this isn't just about the charges that inflation was facing a disa- court in new york but also about other crimes that many people believe that the government was involved in while he was the defense minister most notably the case of forty three university students. Who went missing in the southern state of guerrero. And we're never found. I spoke with mike v. he'll he is the former director of international operations at the da and he was based here in mexico for more than ten years. Quite frankly in my thirty one year career with the drug enforcement administration. I had never seen anything like this. That says Langage and the most repulsive thing that i've ever seen in the history of us justice. Marco one important piece of context to have is that mexico's courts are are notoriously challenged some estimates Find that nine out of ten crimes in mexico go unpunished so when you have somebody as powerful as the former defense minister general goes if he actually did commit any crimes that he was being accused of in the united states. There is a good chance that he could walk away without facing trial. Are there any theories as to why the. Us justice department would drop these charges. I mean drug trafficking. Mexico remains a high priority for us national security. There seems be more to the story. I should be clear that it is speculation but the prevailing theory is that by returning generals who goes to mexico. The trump administration is returning a favor to the administration of president under manuel lopez or mexico has done a lot of work to prevent people over the past couple of years from migrating from central america toward the united states. It's very difficult to tell. Because by releasing general goes One question is answered but many many many more questions are being asked. The world's jorges valencia in mexico city. Thank you very much for this. You welcome marco.
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
Wall Street Breakfast
Pilgrim's Pride Reaches Plea Deal on Chicken Price-Fixing Allegations
"Pilgrim's pride has agreed to a plea deal with the US. Justice Department to resolve price-fixing charges and will pay a fine of one hundred ten point five, million dollars. A guilty plea by the poultry giant will make pilgrims. The first business to admit in court what prosecutors have alleged was roughly seven year effort from twenty twelve to early twenty nineteen to inflate prices across much of the US chicken industry. Current and former employees of other chicken companies. Including Tyson foods have also been charged and the latter has been cooperating with the government's investigation under a corporate leniency program.
Not Too Shabby
U.S. announces charges against two ISIS members
"The Islamic State Group over the killing of Western hostages in Syria. The US Justice Department has announced that Alexander Coty on El Sheffield's shake, both originally from London, have each been indicted on charges including hostage taking, resulting in death. They admit belonging to I s but have denied killing hostages. His Sebastian Usha, the two eyes members were captured in Syria two years ago by Kurdish forces who handed them over to the U. S military in Iraq. The cell they are alleged to have belonged to was known as the Beatles by those unfortunate enough to fall into its clutches. They included the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as U. S and British Aid workers videos off the beheadings of some off the Western hostages we used by Isis as the blackest propaganda. U. S. Officials say the two men will now face a proper Legal process of a kind. They denied their alleged victims. Greece's Prime minister Cariocas Mitsotakis has hailed a court ruling that a neo Nazi party golden Dawn is a criminal organization. He said it ended a traumatic cycle in Greek public life. Golden. Dawn's leader, Nikos Mikola, Liacos and six other senior members were among those found guilty after a five year trial. The court also convicted Golden Dawn supporters of various attacks, including the murder of a left wing rapper Pavlos Thesis in 2013. Any report from the