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Jan 27, 2015

BNY Mellon may face bribery charges over sovereign wealth funds -filing

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Bank of New York Mellon Corp has
disclosed in a filing that U.S. regulators are considering
charging it with violating U.S. foreign bribery laws after an
investigation into internships it gave to relatives of sovereign
wealth fund officials.

In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that
they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over alleged
violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Jan 20, 2015

Two Yemenis charged in U.S. court over alleged al Qaeda link

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Yemeni nationals were charged in the United States with conspiring to murder Americans abroad and providing material support to al Qaeda, according to a complaint and arrest warrant unsealed on Tuesday.

Saddiq Al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi were arrested in Saudi Arabia and expelled to the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said. Alvi appeared in a federal court in Brooklyn on Sunday and Al-Abbadi was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the department said.

Jan 14, 2015

FBI raids Florida firm with ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ link-witnesses

, Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. FBI
agents on Wednesday raided the offices of Med-Care Diabetic &
Medical Supplies Inc, a Florida medical device company whose
executive vice president helped inspire the movie “The Wolf of
Wall Street,” according to a Reuters reporter and other
witnesses.

The reporter saw dozens of agents from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, and
local police around the site. Witnesses told Reuters the agents
earlier closed entrances to the building that houses Med-Care
and removed boxes of files.

Jan 14, 2015

In cyberattacks such as Sony strike, Obama turns to ‘name and shame’

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The unusually destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is providing an early test of a new Obama administration policy to reveal more of what it knows or suspects about hacking campaigns.

President Barack Obama’s decision last month to blame North Korea for the breach capped a year that saw the U.S. Justice Department file indictments against alleged Russian cybercriminals, as well as accuse five Chinese army officers of stealing trade secrets.

Jan 9, 2015

Nebraska court clears pipeline route as showdown looms in Washington

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – The Nebraska Supreme Court on
Friday removed one of the last hurdles for President Barack
Obama to settle the fate of the politically charged Keystone XL
oil pipeline, delivering a closely watched decision on an issue
that could help define his second term.

After months of deliberation, the court allowed a route for
the pipeline to cross the state, shifting the debate over
TransCanada Corp’s controversial line fully to
Washington, where Republicans now in control of Congress are
seeking to force its final approval after more than six years of
acrimony with the White House.

Jan 6, 2015

Former Toyoda Gosei exec to plead guilty to price fixing in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former executive of Japan’s Toyoda
Gosei Co Ltd has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing and
rigging bids for auto parts made for cars sold in the United
States, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

As part of the deal, Japanese national Makoto Horie agreed
to serve one year and a day in prison and to pay a criminal fine
of $20,000, the department said.

Jan 5, 2015

NY Times reporter questioned in court in CIA leak case

ALEXANDRIA, VA (Reuters) – New York Times reporter James Risen refused on Monday to answer all but a few basic questions in court about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear weapons program, in a case that has become a flashpoint for press freedom.

Risen testified in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of the U.S. government’s case against former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is charged with leaking classified information to Risen.

Jan 5, 2015

New York Times reporter questioned in court in CIA leak case

ALEXANDRIA, VA (Reuters) – New York Times reporter James Risen refused on Monday to answer all but a few basic questions in court about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, in a case that has become a flashpoint for press freedom.

Risen testified in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of the U.S. government’s case against former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is charged with leaking classified information to Risen.

Jan 2, 2015

DISH Network to pay $2 million, change its marketing to end probe

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) – A DISH Network Corp
unit will pay $2 million and change national marketing practices
to show it can raise prices at any time during the life of a
contract, as a condition for ending a Colorado investigation,
the state’s attorney general’s office said on Friday.

The settlement with DISH Network LLC comes several weeks
after a federal judge in Illinois largely sided with the U.S.
government and several states in a separate lawsuit accusing the
satellite television provider of placing millions of illegal
telemarketing calls to people who had signed up for the
Do-Not-Call list.

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. expected to formally blame North Korea for Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were
expected to announce on Friday that investigators had determined
that North Korea was behind a devastating cyberattack against
Sony Pictures, setting up a possible confrontation between
Washington and Pyongyang.

The probe into the hack found North Korea was involved and
that there may also be a Chinese link, either through
collaboration with Chinese actors or the use of Chinese servers
to mask the origin of the attack, a U.S. official said.