Outgoing Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli.
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January 11, 2012 Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli has managed issues including mortgage abuses, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and domestic violence in Indian country. With two young children and twins on the way, he's looking to focus on his family.
January 6, 2012 The FBI's new definition is "more inclusive, better reflects state criminal codes and focuses on the various forms of sexual penetration understood to be rape," officials say.
November 21, 2011 A federal judge and special prosecutor have harsh words, however, for the government's lapses in evidence-sharing during Stevens' 2008 trial. Stevens was convicted, but while he was appealing the government dropped its case.
October 28, 2011 But the Justice Department's Inspector General says officials still need to watch how they spend taxpayers' money at conferences. And it hasn't changed its findings about $5 sodas, $32 snack breaks and $8 cups of coffee.
September 23, 2011 The Justice Department caught flak this week for some extravagant spending at conferences. But Hilton Worldwide says auditors made a mistake about the cost of its muffins.
September 21, 2011 The department's been guilty of some "extravagant" spending at conferences in recent years, its inspector general says. Justice officials say reforms have already begun.
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August 5, 2011 Two good-government groups want federal investigators to look into a mysterious million dollar campaign contribution made to a political action committee that supports Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
March 30, 2011 Justice Department ethics lawyers say the agency's civil rights division properly handled the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. But it's not going away. The House Judiciary Committee chair indicated that he still thinks the Justice Department is "misguided" in such cases.
March 10, 2011 Lisa O. Monaco is now principal associate deputy attorney general. She has previously served as chief of staff to the FBI director.
December 29, 2010 Jim Cole, who's been waiting for the Senate to act on his nomination to be deputy attorney general longer than anyone else who's been nominated to that position in the past 30 years, is being put into the job via a "recess appointment."
September 24, 2010 Justice Department official Christopher Coates accused colleagues of unwillingness to crack down on charges of voter discrimination by blacks against whites, citing the New Black Panther Party case. The charges were denied by department officials.
August 24, 2010 Obama Administration To Appeal Stem-Cell Ruling
July 13, 2010 Former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams says the department has shied away from cases where the victims are white. Fair point? Or a political play?
June 15, 2010 Former Justice Official To Lead Oil Industry Regulator
August 7, 2008 Details keep leaking out about the case against suspected anthrax killer Bruce E. Ivins. Having trouble keeping up? Tune in.
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