Attorney General Eric Holder testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in June.
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September 19, 2012 Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
Insurers and the federal government are teaming up to fight health fraud.
July 26, 2012 The idea behind the partnership is to share the best ideas of law enforcement, government and industry on things like identifying patterns of suspicious claims, data mining and even catching simultaneous claims for the same patient in different cities.
July 26, 2012 The department's inspector general has uncovered what he calls illegal hiring practices at the federal agency. In a new report he cites eight employees for trying to find jobs for their children and other relatives
GlaxoSmithKline's mishandling of information on safety problems with diabetes drug Avandia is just one of the violations cited in a settlement with the government.
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July 2, 2012 The British drugmaker has agreed to pay $3 billion and is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of two antidepressants and failure to provide the Food and Drug Administration with data about safety problems with the diabetes pill Avandia.
Reading a book on an iPad.
April 11, 2012 The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
February 2, 2012 The report by congressional Republicans says ATF agents and supervisors should have realized two targets of their criminal case along the Southwest border had already been under investigation by the DEA and the FBI. It comes the same day the attorney general faces questions on Capitol Hill about the debacle.
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.
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