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  • DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    March 3, 2015 10:41 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... more »
  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

    October 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. Twitter Inc. filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child porn

    August 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography. Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »
  • Justice Department to disclose drone memo

    May 20, 2014 4:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration plans to disclose a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. The Justice Department has decided not to appeal a court order requiring disclosure of a redacted version of the memo. That's according to two... more »
  • Governor defends state's voucher program

    August 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    AMITE- Governor Jindal and some national advocacy groups sound off on a lawsuit filed against the state over private school vouchers. Over the weekend the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit to put a block on the voucher programs in court ordered desegregated districts in the state. 34... more »
  • Kids learn guns and games don't mix

    June 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kids are learning an important lesson: that guns and games don't mix. Today the Department of Justice launched their summer campaign to teach children about gun safety. At Howell Park agents demonstrated how dangerous playing with a gun can be and educated parents about opening a... more »
  • Council to talk with Department of Justice about BRPD

    February 21, 2013 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some members of the city's Metro Council have asked for a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the police department. The effort, led by C. Denise Marcelle, comes after Mayor Kip Holden fired Dewayne White as chief of police. In a hearing about his... more »
  • Don't cut so deep

    February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Director of the FBI and the Attorney General warn looming across-the-board spending cuts would erode public safety in every city and town in the nation. The FBI says the cuts would cause furloughs equivalent to closing the bureau's offices in Chicago, Miami and Baltimore, slash the number of cases... more »
  • Sensitivity training, new discipline board for BRPD

    October 11, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White says he has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice about conducting sensitivity training for his officers. It is the latest development concerning controversial remarks Chief White made on WJBO radio last week, claiming many members of his department have problems with race-related issues.... more »
  • Man loses thousands on promised 'renovation'

    August 12, 2011 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Charles Rivers is out $3,000. He claims a man named Dash Cannon took the money, promised a complete home renovation, and never showed up to do the work. Rivers was hoping for a complete cabinet makeover, help with his soggy walls and floors, screens and locks on... more »
  • Department of Justice challenges 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ruling

    October 14, 2010 7:01 PM

    The Department of Justice asked a federal judge to allow the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to continue while it appeals an end to the ban on homosexuals serving openly. The judge ordered the Pentagon to stop enforcing the ban two days ago. News 2’s Rob Krieger... more »
  • Miami US attorney says DOJ closely watching spill

    May 18, 2010 2:38 PM

    Miami's top federal prosecutor says the Justice Department is closely monitoring the Gulf oil spill but currently there is no criminal investigation of BP or the other companies involved. U.S. Attorney Willy Ferrer told reporters Tuesday that Justice Department lawyers from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas are assigned... more »
  • Daimler AG accused of paying bribes overseas

    March 23, 2010 8:40 PM

    The Justice Department Accused car maker Daimler AG of paying millions in bribes to officials in 22 foreign countries over the past ten years. The DOJ filed a case in Washington, D.C. saying the German-based company paid the bribes to get government contracts for those countries to buy its cars.... more »
  • Feds investigate Terrebonne juvenile jail

    February 4, 2010 7:20 AM

    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the parish juvenile detention center where six guards allegedly traded favors for sex with teenage girls. Investigators are looking at the center's operating procedures, inmate living conditions and employee training. The agency notified the parish in November and met with Parish President Michel Claudet... more »
  • Slidell man charged with child pornography

    September 21, 2009 4:43 PM

    A Slidell man is charged with possession of child pornography. 42 year old Juan Faciane was formally charged in New Orleans today. According to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, child pornography was found on Faciane's computer. The F.B.I. executed a search warrant at Faciane's house. Investigators say they found... more »

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