Dozens of Saudi citizens facing charges in the U.S. ranging from first-degree manslaughter to rape, have managed to flee prosecution with assistance from Saudi officials, according to federal officials. Negligence by prosecutors or police who failed to consider them flight risks also played a part.
On Wednesday, the FBI announced the global takedown of hundreds of criminals involved in drug trafficking and organized crime, thanks to an encrypted social messaging platform the FBI was secretly peddling to criminals. Authorities around the world say this saved lives, and transforms the way investigators will fight organized crime in the future.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the task force “will use every available federal tool—including criminal, civil, and administrative actions” to go after those who siphon off pandemic relief funds. The announcement came as a new report singled out 10 states who have together experienced a 629 percent increase in losses from cybercrime since 2013.
The replacement for departing Attorney General William Barr should be aggressive in holding corporate bosses accountable for their misconduct, write two whistleblower lawyers. Their candidate: former deputy AG Sally Yates.
Former Bridgeport Chief Armando “A. J.” Perez admitted receiving confidential information about the police chief’s examination, having two officers complete the written portion of the test and lying to federal authorities.
In what is already one of the most litigious election years in U.S. history, federal lawsuits alleging violations of voters’ civil rights in the wake of election contests between February and August have soared by 82 percent over the same period in 2016, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
After a Florida police organization posted on Facebook this month inviting officers in Atlanta, Buffalo and other cities where police have been disciplined or fired, to apply for jobs, a national storm over the impact of rehiring officers disciplined elsewhere blew up—adding to the growing debate over how to ensure police accountability.
The Trump administration has reversed decades of bipartisan consensus in combating bribes and kickbacks by companies to foreign governments, now amounting to an estimated $2 trillion annually. That money could have been used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report.