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Nov 8, 2013

U.S. says Suriname president’s son wanted to host Hezbollah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A son of Suriname’s president invited people he thought were from the Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah to set up a base in his country to attack Americans in exchange for millions of U.S. dollars, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Federal prosecutors who already were pursuing drug charges against Dino Bouterse, a son of Suriname President Desi Bouterse, filed the latest allegation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nov 8, 2013

India’s Infosys to pay $34 million in U.S. visa case

BANGALORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech services giant Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) agreed on Wednesday to pay $34 million to end a U.S. investigation related to the widespread practice by Indian firms of flying workers to client sites in the United States on temporary visas.

The settlement, which the U.S. Justice Department said was the largest in a case of alleged civil fraud over visas, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Nov 8, 2013

Infosys to pay $34 million in U.S. visa case

BANGALORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech services giant Infosys Ltd(INFY.NS: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed on Wednesday to pay $34 million to end a U.S. investigation related to the widespread practice by Indian firms of flying workers to client sites in the United States on temporary visas.

The settlement, which the U.S. Justice Department said was the largest in a case of alleged civil fraud over visas, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Nov 5, 2013

Even with changes, U.S. prisons might stay overcrowded: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overcrowding in the U.S. federal prison system is so severe that the problem could go on for years even if Congress takes some steps to reduce the number of people behind bars, according to a report to be released on Tuesday.

On the other hand, the report from the nonprofit Urban Institute said that lawmakers have numerous options if they want to start making some dents in a prison population that is the largest in the world.

Nov 4, 2013

September 11 plotters could have been on death row by now: U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators would already have been convicted and set for execution if they had been tried in civilian courts as Holder wanted in 2009.

At a news conference about corporate fraud, Holder was asked if he stood by his decision to try the men in federal court in New York, a plan the Obama administration reversed in the face of opposition from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and lawmakers in Washington.

Nov 4, 2013

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to end U.S. probes: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.2 billion to the U.S. government to end civil and criminal investigations into kickbacks to pharmacists and the marketing of pharmaceuticals for off-label uses, a person familiar with the settlement said on Monday.

The settlement with the company and its subsidiaries covers the marketing of schizophrenia treatment Risperdal and of heart drug Natrecor, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Oct 30, 2013

U.S. joins lawsuit against firm that vetted Snowden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had joined a lawsuit filed by a whistleblower against United States Investigations Services, the private firm that vetted Edward Snowden before he leaked documents about U.S. spying efforts.

While the lawsuit is not about the firm’s review of Snowden, it alleges that USIS failed to perform quality control reviews in connection with its background investigations. It was originally filed in Alabama more than two years ago.

Oct 30, 2013

Infosys to pay $34 million in U.S. visa case

BANGALORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech services giant Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed on Wednesday to pay $34 million to end a U.S. investigation related to the widespread practice by Indian firms of flying workers to client sites in the United States on temporary visas.

The settlement, which the U.S. Justice Department said was the largest in a case of alleged civil fraud over visas, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Oct 30, 2013

India’s Infosys to pay $34 million in U.S. visa case

BANGALORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech services giant Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) agreed on Wednesday to pay $34 million to end a U.S. investigation related to the widespread practice by Indian firms of flying workers to client sites in the United States on temporary visas.

The settlement, which the U.S. Justice Department said was the largest in a case of alleged civil fraud over visas, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Oct 28, 2013

FBI orders new agents to see Martin Luther King memorial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new FBI chief on Monday ordered all new agents and analysts to visit the national memorial to late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a reminder not to repeat the abuses of the U.S. investigative bureau’s past.

In a similar gesture in 2000, the FBI added a stop at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to its required training for new agents. Both sites, along with FBI headquarters, are in Washington.