US Department of Justice: News

13 Sep 2020


Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

A week ago, it was reported that the US Department of Justice is planning to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

04 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

17 Aug 2020


How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

In the past few months, we have seen a number of instances of fraudsters using COVID-19 to con unsuspecting people.

14 Aug 2020


Disgraced singer R Kelly's "friends" arrested for threatening victims

R&B singer R Kelly, currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago, is in news for his "friends" now.

01 Aug 2020


Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

22 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

07 Apr 2020


World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

11 Jun 2019


US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

A college student from India, who was interning in the United States, has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for running a telemarketing scam.

22 Feb 2019


US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.

19 Feb 2019


How Huawei employees sneakingly tried cloning Apple's tech

Huawei isn't having the best of the year.

30 Jan 2019


Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March

The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa (Canada capital) and Beijing (China capital) has been pushed back to March, after US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.

02 Nov 2018


US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states

The first marijuana-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Epidiolex, is now available as prescription medicine across all 50 US states.

19 Sep 2018

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Tesla is now facing a criminal investigation

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has initiated a criminal probe against electric car maker Tesla over public statements made by company CEO Elon Musk.

08 Aug 2018


Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges today linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

08 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

US President Donald Trump has nominated a prominent Indian-American law professor and legal expert to an agency on privacy and civil liberties.

01 Aug 2018

New Jersey

US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release

A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.

14 Jul 2018

US Elections

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

03 Jul 2018


American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

26 Jun 2018


Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300-million fund that is focused on cryptocurrencies.

13 Jun 2018


NY: Indian-origin man to pay over $136,000 in India-based tech-support-scam

Paramjit Singh Brar, an Indian-origin man, who had allegedly provided substantial support to an India-based tech-support scam, has agreed to pay over $136,000 and a permanent ban from marketing, promoting or offering tech-support services as part of a settlement with US federal authorities.

24 May 2018

Donald Trump

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.

20 Apr 2018


Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case

Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case.

05 Feb 2018


Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones

Chinese national Jianhua Li has admitted to have sold fake iPhones and iPads to customers in the United States as part of a bigger counterfeiting operation.

06 Dec 2017

Donald Trump

Russia probe: Investigators demand Trump's bank account data

US special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading an investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling, has reportedly ordered Deutsche Bank to release details of President Donald Trump's accounts.

15 Nov 2017

Donald Trump

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

US media is currently rife with reports on President Donald Trump's alleged connections to the Kremlin.

14 Nov 2017

Donald Trump

Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect

A California appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to partially come into effect.

04 Aug 2017


Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.

04 Aug 2017

Russia News

US special counsel Mueller assembles grand jury over Russia probe

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russia's election interference, has reportedly assembled a grand jury.

11 Jul 2017


US consultancy paid $1.18mn to NHAI to secure contracts

A Boston-based firm has admitted to paying $1.18mn (Rs. 6.7cr) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India to secure contracts.

18 May 2017

Russia News

Former FBI chief Robert Mueller to lead Russia-Trump investigation

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has named former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia's alleged ties with Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow's election interference.

30 Mar 2017

US State Department

US State Department employee arrested over contacts with Chinese agents

The US Justice Department said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne, a veteran State Department staffer having access to classified information, has been arrested for allegedly hiding her communication with Chinese intelligence agents.

17 Jan 2017


Rolls-Royce to pay $813 million for bribery settlement

UK engineering giant Rolls-Royce, in exchange of avoiding prosecution over bribery charges, is set to pay over $600 million to Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), $170 million to the US Department of Justice, and $25 million to Brazil's Ministério Público Federal.

18 Sep 2016


PM Modi mulls setting up team to investigate defence scams

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to set up a specialized team that will investigate the multitude of defence scams that stung the nation.