Royal Dutch Shell and Other Firms Pay $236.5 Million in Fines for Foreign Bribes

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com Royal Dutch Shell PLC, a¬† Swiss freight company, four oil service companies and a U.S. shipping firm will pay a total of $236.5 million in criminal and civil fines for bribing foreign officials in 10 countries for favorable treatment, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The companies bribed officials for favorable treatment…

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Civil Rights Commission Blasts Justice Dept. on Black Panther Case

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — The New Black Panther Party voter intimidation controversy continues to haunt the Justice Department and the Obama administration. A draft report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concludes that the Justice Department tried hiding the fact high-level political officials were involved in dropping most of the charges in…

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Religious Leaders and Son Denounce Justice Dept. Report on FBI Shooting of Detroit Imam

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com A group of religious and civil rights leaders isn’t buying the Justice Department’s report this week that the FBI acted properly when it shot and killed Detroit Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah last October during a raid on a suburban warehouse, the Detroit Free Press reported. The paper reported that Christian, Muslim…

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Justice Dept. Clears FBI in Fatally Shooting of Detroit Imam

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com The Justice Department announced Wednesday that the FBI agents who shot and killed Detroit imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah last October during a raid did not violate federal civil rights laws and did not “warrant further federal criminal investigation.” The announcement came nearly two weeks after the Michigan Attorney General concluded the…

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Feds Indict 73 in Armenian-American Organ. Crime Ring Involving $163 Million in Healthcare Fraud

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com More than 70 people including members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise were charged in a nationwide scam involving $163 million in fraudulent Medicare and insurance billing, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Authorities alleged that 73 people were involved in the operation of at least 118 different phony clinics in…

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