Thursday, September 28, 2006

News from the Dept. of Justice

Federal Jury Convicts Two for Cross Burning
A federal jury today convicted Christopher Mitchell and James Bradley Weems of burning a cross in front of the home of an African-American man in Fouke, Ark. (Read more) (9/28/2006.)

Court Bars Arizona Men from Promoting Tax Fraud Scheme
A federal court in Arizona has permanently barred a tax return preparer from promoting a tax scheme that involved creating a phony “Business Trust Organization” or limited liability company that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of income and payroll tax revenue, the Justice Department announced today. (Read more) (9/28/2006.)

Six Current And Former U.S. Soldiers and Law Enforcement Officials and Two Civilians Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in Bribery and Extortion Conspiracy (06-039)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six additional current and former U.S. soldiers and law enforcement officials and two civilians have agreed to plead guilty to participating in a widespread bribery and extortion conspiracy which operated from January 2002 through March 2004, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more) ( 1/26/2006.)

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Travels to Baghdad to Visit Justice Department Personnel, U.S. Military and Iraqi Officials (06-575)
Attorney General Gonzales arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday to meet with and thank Department of Justice officials working in Iraq to rebuild the country’s legal and law enforcement infrastructure. (Read more) (8/30/2006.)

Category: American News & Issues.

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