Most of the time, an obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel confines itself to monitoring the activities of relatively low-level government employees, stepping in with reprimands and other routine adminstrative acti
Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers discussed firing ex-US Attorney Debra Yang, who was leading an investigation into lucrative ties betwee Rep. Jerry Lewis(R-CA) and a lobbying firm before she left her government post voluntarily
Blowing his nose and wiping away tears, the multimillionaire founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire pleaded guilty to contempt of court and was sentenced to 35 days in jail.
Computer forensics are playing a key role in the probe of the Virginia Tech gunman, with investigators revealing he bought ammunition clips on eBay designed for one of two handguns used to kill 32 people and himself.
A Michigan man spied for the Iraqi government for about a year before the 2003 US-led invasion of the country, federal authorities said Tuesday. A grand jury indictment accuses Najib Shemami, 58, of Sterling Heights, of four espionage-related charge
Hicks began the day with 3 lawyers - his military defense counsel, Major Dan Mori, and 2 civilians - but within hours he was down to one and pleading guilty to a single count of material support for terrorism, a crime that is normally prosecuted in f
In order to slander Mr. Padilla, the government is concocting this story that they are not bringing up Mr. Padilla's dirty bomb connections because it was tortured out of him. BS. They're was no evidence, but of torture, oh yes.
The Duke lacrosse rape case finally collapsed, with North Carolina's top prosecutor saying the three athletes were railroaded by a district attorney who ignored increasingly flimsy evidence in a "tragic rush to accuse."
A federal grand jury indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas, officials said.
The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will announce that he is dismissing all charges against three Duke Lacrosse players, ABC News has learned.
Jim Morrison, native Floridan, one-time Florida State University student and charismatic rock star, could get a new label if fans have their way: pardoned criminal. Convicted of exposing himself during a notorious Miami concert in 1969
A federal judge refused to dismiss terrorism charges against Jose Padilla over claims that the alleged al-Qaida operative wast tortured in US military custody, removing one of the last major obstacles to the start of his trial next week.
Laila al-Arian was wearing her headscarf at her desk at Nation Books, one of my New York publishers. No, she told me, it would be difficult to telephone her father. At the medical facility of his North Carolina prison, he can only make a few calls -
After 23-year-old Lodi resident Hamid Hayat was convicted last year of training at a terrorist camp in Pakistan, government officials warned that terror investigations in Northern California were ongoing. [I'm confused. Who is the terrorist?]
A breath testing instrument used in thousands of drunken driving cases is under scrutiny as the state Supreme Court considers an appeal challenging whether the machine provides reliable blood-alcohol level readings.
[Justice] A second test following the arrest of Cody Nicole Rodbell, daughter of the Scottsdale police chief, showed her blood-alcohol content was 0.072 percent, just below Arizona's 0.080 percent presumed level of intoxication. The initial Br
Five convicted sex offenders are living under a noisy highway bridge with the state’s grudging approval because an ordinance intended to keep predators away from children made it nearly impossible for them to find housing.
With organized crime rings becoming more sophisticated and a federal law mandating that the FBI work with retailers to set up a national database, the trade groups announced they have joined together to support the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership
In a surprising move, three top lawyers in the Minnesota US Attorney's Office resigned their management positions Thursday and will return to prosecuting cases. The resignations of the first assistant US attorney, who is second in command,
Unbeknownst to the judge, the terrorist's defense team had secretly gone over his head and over the heads of the prosecutors and had already cut a sweetheart deal with the Pentagon’s top military-commission official.
San Diego FBI chief Dan Dzwilewski, who was rebuked by superiors for publicly defending ousted US Attorney Carol Lam, has announced his retirement. Dzwilewksi, who has been at the helm of the San Diego office since July 2003
An FBI agent was warned to keep quiet about the dismissal of a US attorney after he told a newspaper her firing would hurt the agency's ongoing investigations and speculated politics was involved, a US Senate panel heard on Tuesday.
The justices agreed to hear a government appeal of a ruling issued last year by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that overturned a federal law aimed not only at the sexual exploitation of computer-generated child pornography.
The police superintendent said he is changing the way the department responds to allegations of misconduct after videotapes of violent confrontations involving off-duty officers surfaced twice in a week. Supervisors will move faster to get officers w
Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.
Tackling critical problems in the nation's justice system, Minnesota, Texas and Virginia each founded powerful oversight boards to investigate misconduct in crime labs. But not one has yet reopened a case, either because they have refused to do s
Mr. Siminovsky, wearing a wire, was having lunch with his friend Justice Garson at a restaurant near the courthouse, all ears as the judge told him what he and his client should say the next day in court.
Military defense lawyers preparing for trials at the Guantanamo Bay prison fear their work on behalf of terrorism suspects could derail their careers or possibly even subject them to punishment. [especially if you win]
Inside Lacrosse Magazine writer Paul Caulfield said several sources revealed to him the assault and attempted kidnapping charges still pending against the Duke Lacrosse players will soon be dropped.
About five months before Yang's departure, her office had opened an investigation into ties between Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and a lobbyist. Gibson Dunn, the firm that hired her, is also the firm where Lewis' legal team works, but governme