FBI director "appalled" after seeing Tyre Nichols police video
During a press conference on Friday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he has seen video of the Jan. 7 encounter between Memphis police and Tyre Nichols, who died three days later. Wray said what happened was "tragic" and that he was "appalled" at what he saw in the video.news.yahoo.com
US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'
The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily dismantled the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday. Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, operates one of the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted hospitals and other health care providers. The FBI quietly gained access to its control panel in July and was able to obtain software keys to decrypt the network of some 1,300 victims globally, said FBI Director Christopher Wray.news.yahoo.com
'Leave him alone': Trump defends Mike Pence as 'an innocent man' after discovery of classified records at former vice president's home
"He never did anything knowingly dishonest in his life," Trump said after news broke that classified documents were discovered at Pence's home.news.yahoo.com
White House: Biden takes classified info 'very seriously' as more docs turn up: 'searched their sock drawer'
The White House reiterated that President Biden takes classified information "very seriously" on Monday after the latest batch of documents were discovered at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.foxnews.com
Readout of Meeting between the Department of Justice and the Central Bureau of Investigation of India
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun G. Rao of the Department of Justice Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch, together with colleagues from the Consumer Protection Branch and the FBI, met last week with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials in New Delhi to discuss deepening and expanding efforts to combat cyber-enabled financial crimes and transnational call center fraud, a shared law enforcement priority. In their meetings, the parties highlighted the continued strengthening of cooperation in combating these types of crimes that has occurred since their last meeting in October 2021, including successful efforts to secure the testimony of U.S. victims of call center fraud for use in enforcement proceedings against the alleged perpetrators in India, as well as the seizure of evidence and arrests of individuals in India allegedly involved in cyber-enabled financial crimes and global telemarketing frauds and identified, in part, through information provided with the assistance of U.S. law enforcement. The parties reaffirmed their mutual commitment to continued cooperation in addressing dynamic and evolving technology-based crimes by building upon the experience gained through recent efforts and further refining processes for the exchange of information, in order to ensure the safety of citizens of both the United States and India.justice.gov
Retired FBI Executive Charged with Concealing $225,000 in Cash Received from Former Intelligence Officer
McGonigal retired from the FBI in September of 2018. Specifically, McGonigal requested and received at least $225,000 in cash from the individual and traveled abroad with the individual and met with foreign nationals. The individual later served as an FBI source in a criminal investigation involving foreign political lobbying over which McGonigal had official supervisory responsibility. McGonigal is accused of engaging in other conduct in his official capacity as an FBI Special Agent in Charge that he believed would benefit the businessperson financially. The FBI Los Angeles Field Office is investigating the case, with significant assistance provided by the FBI Washington Field Office.justice.gov
Former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI New York Counterintelligence Division Charged with Violating U.S. Sanctions on Russia
McGonigal is a former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in New York who retired in 2018. While working at the FBI, McGonigal supervised and participated in investigations of Russian oligarchs, including Deripaska. In 2021, McGonigal and Shestakov conspired to provide services to Deripaska, in violation of U.S. sanctions imposed on Deripaska in 2018. In addition, in 2019, McGonigal and Shestakov worked on behalf of Deripaska in an unsuccessful effort to have the sanctions against Deripaska lifted. In November 2021, when FBI agents questioned Shestakov about the nature of his and McGonigal’s relationship with Deripaska’s agent, Shestakov made false statements in a recorded interview.justice.gov
Latest on documents with classified markings found in search of Biden's home
An FBI search on Friday discovered at least six additional items with classified markings at President Biden's Wilmington, Delaware home. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins "CBS News Mornings" with more on the investigation and how Congress is responding.news.yahoo.com
More documents marked classified found in Biden's Delaware home
During a voluntary FBI search of President Joe Biden's home in Delaware, more documents marked classified were located by investigators. The new documents bring the total number discovered to between 25 and 30. Ed O'Keefe reports.news.yahoo.com
Dems: Biden should be 'embarrassed' by classified docs case
Senior Democrats, dismayed by a steady stream of startling disclosures, expressed criticism Sunday of how President Joe Biden handled classified materia l after leaving office as vice president and disappointment that the White House has not been more forthcoming with the public. Lawmakers who might have anticipated questions focusing on the debt limit or Ukraine aid when they were booked last week for the Sunday news shows found themselves quizzed about the latest development over the weekend in the document drama that has put Biden's presidency on the defensive: During a search Friday of Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the FBI found additional documents with classified markings and took possession of some of his handwritten notes, the president’s lawyer said Saturday.news.yahoo.com
LA mass shooting: 10 dead after gunman opens fire at Lunar New Year celebration
A gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect in the fifth mass killing in the U.S. this month.chicagotribune.com
Attacks on U.S. Jews and gays accelerate as hate speech grows on Twitter
Former employees and online researchers say an increase in physical attacks in the United States tracks with spikes in some categories of hate speech on Twitter, notably antisemitic and anti-gay slurs and rhetoric.washingtonpost.com
Arrest and Criminal Charges Announced Against British and Russian Businessmen for Facilitating Sanctions Evasion of Russian Oligarch’s $90 Million Yacht
The United States requested that the Kingdom of Spain provisionally arrest Masters for purposes of extradition. We thank our international partners who helped facilitate the arrest of Richard Masters in Spain earlier today." After Vekselberg was sanctioned in April 2018, Masters’s company took over the management of Tango, and conspired with others to evade the U.S. sanctions. On April 4, 2022, Spanish law enforcement executed a Spanish court order freezing Tango. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in working with the Spanish authorities throughout this matter.justice.gov
The Enduring Mystery of an Aggressive FBI Raid Near Area 51
When federal agents kicked in his door one icy morning last November, Joerg Arnu was still asleep. Roused by deafening bangs and shouts, the 60-year-old retired software developer stumbled out of bed to find a crowd of unfamiliar men in military gear standing in his foyer.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin Man Indicted for Forced Labor
An indictment was unsealed today in the Western District of Wisconsin charging a Wisconsin man with one count of labor trafficking. The FBI Milwaukee Field Office and the River Falls Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Kraus for the Western District of Wisconsin and Trial Attorneys Slava Kuperstein and Julie Pfluger of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit are prosecuting the case. The FBI is asking anyone with information about Austin Koeckeritz to contact the FBI Milwaukee Field Office at (414) 276-4684. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.justice.gov
FBI chief says he's 'deeply concerned' by China's AI program
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” about the Chinese government's artificial intelligence program, asserting that it was “not constrained by the rule of law.” Speaking during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wray said Beijing's AI ambitions were “built on top of massive troves of intellectual property and sensitive data that they've stolen over the years.”news.yahoo.com
Law enforcement stresses importance of recognizing signs of human trafficking
Human trafficking can happen anywhere and to anyone — that was the message Tuesday morning from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and the FBI during a news conference in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Operation Ghost Busted: 76 indicted in Southeast Georgia drug trafficking investigation
A newly-unsealed indictment names 76 people as part of a plan to move large amounts of drugs into Southeast Georgia, and much of the conspiracy operated from inside Georgia state prisons, the U.S. Department of Justice for the Southern District of Georgia announced Wednesday.
Ex-JSO dispatcher gets 60 years in federal prison for child sex abuse photos, video
A former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatcher pleaded guilty to two counts of producing photos and a video depicting himself while he sexually abused two young children, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said Monday.
FBI report shows high hate crime levels, but data missing
Hate crimes in the U.S. remained relatively high last year after a surge not seen in nearly two decades, according to a new FBI report that experts say is actually an undercount because thousands of police departments didn’t report their data.
Trump team, Justice Dept. spar over seized Mar-a-Lago docs
The Justice Department and lawyers for Donald Trump are at odds over whether the former president can assert executive privilege over documents seized from his Florida estate to shield them from investigators and over whether he can treat the records as his own personal belongings.