A warrant issued by the Michigan Attorney General’s office says Lou Anna Simon told investigators she was unaware of any specific investigations into Nassar before 2016 “when in fact she knew it was Larry Nassar who was the subject of the 2014 MSU Title IX investigation.”
The approach mirrors the administration’s deregulatory agenda throughout the federal government, says the New York Times. At the Justice Department, there has been a 72 percent decline in corporate penalties from criminal prosecutions.
Since its glory days of aggressive fraud prosecutions under Robert Mueller, the San Francisco U.S. attorney’s office’s standing as a white-collar hub has declined. Former employees of the office say that’s partly a matter of policy, but also office culture.
Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. for managing the financing of the social media troll operation that included the Internet Research Agency, which special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators charged with crimes.
James Wolfe, the former security director of the Senate Intelligence Committee, pleaded guilty Monday to making a false statement to the FBI. Records from a New York Times reporter were seized during the investigation.
The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a congressional intern for posting addresses and private information of Republican senators during the hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) fired the intern.
If authorities confirm the New York Times conclusion that President Trump and his family cheated the Internal Revenue Service for decades, the statute of limitations for criminal charges has long run out, but civil cases have no such limits, and the financial penalties could be staggering.
In the 1990s, Donald Trump and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents, reports the New York Times. Trump helped his father take improper tax deductions worth millions more. A Trump lawyer said “allegations of fraud and tax evasion are 100 percent false, and highly defamatory.”