For several years, we have been warning clients and others that it was only a matter of time before we would see criminal referrals against lobbyists who fail to register under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (“LDA”).
On July 22, 2014, Cynthia Schnedar, Deputy Inspector General at the Justice Department, was interviewed by Federal News Radio about the DOJ OIG’s recent bombshell report documenting how DOJ failed to properly review criminal convictions that were impacted by the FBI Lab scandal in the 1990s.
In its never-ending push-and-pull relationship with the music industry over copyright royalties, the radio industry currently faces assaults on multiple fronts.
The Department of Justice is taking down the largest auto part price-fixing conspiracy, one that’s lasted more than a decade in some instances.
DOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release (the “press release”) covering today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities resulted in charges against 90 individuals, including 27 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, for their alleged participation in fraud schemes involving approximately $260 million in Medicare false claims.
During the 2013 fiscal year, the Justice Department secured $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases under the False Claims Act (FCA).
On January 8, 2014, Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California ruled that Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of competitor PowerReviews violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The ruling was in favor of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the opening of FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a comprehensive grant solicitation for funding to support public safety, victims services, and crime prevention by American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
December 21, 2013 - The United States Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the filing of their first joint fair lending enforcement action and settlement regarding allegations that an auto finance company’s dealer compensation policy resulted in a disparate impact for certain minority borrowers.