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US seeks billions from global banks in currency investigation

The US Justice Department is seeking about $1 billion each from global banks being investigated for manipulation of currency markets, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the talks.

Mar 14, 2015, 09:36 AM IST

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report: US media

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday after a scathing US Justice Department report into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers, US media reported.


Mar 12, 2015, 02:39 AM IST

City manager of Ferguson, Missouri, resigns after US probe

The city manager of Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned in the wake of a US Justice Department probe that found a range of systemic racially biased practices by the police and municipal court, the city said on Tuesday.

Mar 11, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

The Ferguson city manager left his post Tuesday after a scathing US Justice Department report found a culture of racism in the St. Louis suburb`s police department and municipal offices.

Mar 11, 2015, 07:59 AM IST

New judge to hear Ferguson court cases after federal probe

A Missouri state appeals court judge will take over all current and future cases assigned to Ferguson`s municipal courts following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that found systemic abuses, the Missouri Supreme Court said on Monday.


Mar 10, 2015, 07:20 AM IST

US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police: Official

A US Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.

Mar 04, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Despite US fine, BNP Paribas turns 2014 profit

BNP Paribas surmounted the 6.6 billion euro (USD 8.9 billion) fine imposed by US authorities to post profits in 2014, the French bank said today, but warned tightening business conditions could undermine future results.

Feb 05, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

US scientist jailed over nuclear spy sting

A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US Justice Department said.

Jan 29, 2015, 04:41 AM IST

US Justice Department spies on millions of cars: Report

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Jan 27, 2015, 07:17 AM IST

US kept international call data for over decade: Report

 The US Justice Department maintained a secret database of Americans` international phone calls for more than a decade before ending the program in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Jan 17, 2015, 02:42 AM IST

US charges two men over failed Gambia coup

US prosecutors have charged two men for their role in the failed December 30 coup attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the US Justice Department said on Monday.

Jan 06, 2015, 04:56 AM IST

Alstom to pay record $772 mn to settle bribery charges with US

The French firm Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business around the world.

Dec 22, 2014, 22:27 PM IST

Pak American arrested for defrauding Hajj pilgrims

A Pakistani American national has been arrested in Chicago on charges of defrauding Hajj pilgrims, the US Justice Department said on Friday.

Dec 19, 2014, 02:06 AM IST

US court questions Motorola Mobility's price-fixing lawsuit

A US appeals court appeared skeptical of mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility`s attempt to sue several Asian suppliers for price-fixing, signaling a possible blow to the reach of US antitrust law overseas.

Nov 14, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

Indian-American woman appointed to key US Justice Dept post

Indian-American Vanita Gupta, a top lawyer from American Civil Liberties Union, has been appointed to head the civil rights division of the US Justice Department, becoming the first South Asian to hold this post.

Oct 16, 2014, 10:47 AM IST

US riots: Michael Brown had his hands up, new witnesses say

Two newly-discovered witnesses of last month`s fatal police shooting in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri said that the officer shot Michael Brown when the latter had his arms raised and had surrendered.

Sep 12, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacies

The US Justice Department announced Thursday that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.

Jul 18, 2014, 10:45 AM IST

Bank of America offers $13 bn in mortgage-securities settlement

The Department of Justice, however, has demanded $17 billion from the bank, US media reported.

Jul 17, 2014, 08:34 AM IST

US Justice Department preparing to sue Citigroup

Spokesmen in New York for Citigroup didn't immediately return calls seeking comment on Friday.

Jun 14, 2014, 09:29 AM IST

BofA could pay at least $12 bn to settle US probes: Report

Bank of America Corp could pay more than USD 12 billion to settle probes by the US Justice Department and a number of states into the bank`s alleged handling of shoddy mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said,.

Jun 06, 2014, 08:10 AM IST