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Feb 4, 2012

Cardinal wins order lifting DEA suspension in Florida

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) won an order on Friday blocking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s suspension of its license to distribute potentially addictive medicines from its Florida facility.

The DEA ordered suspension because Cardinal knew, or should have known, that the pharmacies were inappropriately filling prescriptions for oxycodone by physicians for illegitimate reasons, the company said.

Feb 2, 2012

Group seeks to save data on Megaupload servers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday asked federal prosecutors and lawyers for the Megaupload.com file-sharing service to allow users who uploaded material to retrieve it as long as it was not copyrighted material.

The group, which advocates for Internet privacy and digital rights, sent a letter on behalf of one user asking “that all concerned work together to make sure innocent users are returned their legal property.”

Feb 2, 2012

U.S. Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday senior Justice Department officials should have known about the controversial tactics that led to a bungled operation to track guns to Mexico because some details were practically at their fingertips.

The Obama administration has been under fire for almost a year about the operation dubbed “Fast and Furious”. The program was meant to determine how guns were being smuggled from Arizona to violent drug cartels, but the guns were not fully tracked.

Jan 31, 2012

Democrats defend Obama administration over bungled gun sting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday sought to blunt political attacks on the Obama administration over a botched gun sting operation, finding that the idea of allowing weapons to go across the border to Mexico came from field agents and prosecutors.

Democrats issued the report just two days before Republicans on the same panel plan to grill Attorney General Eric Holder about the most recent operation, dubbed “Fast and Furious” in which as many as 2,000 guns may have been trafficked to Mexican drug cartels.

Jan 23, 2012

Ex-CIA officer charged over classified leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested and charged with illegally disclosing classified information to journalists, including the identity of a covert officer and details about the capture of terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, the Justice Department said on Monday.

John Kiriakou, 47, worked for the CIA from 1990 to 2004 as an intelligence officer and then worked as a senior staff member for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 until May 2011.

Jan 21, 2012

African leader’s son fights to keep U.S. assets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The son of the leader of Equatorial Guinea asked a court to dismiss attempts by the Obama administration to seize some $71 million worth of his assets, denying charges that they were obtained with allegedly corrupt funds taken from his country.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of longtime President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo, argued he had not violated U.S. or Equatorial Guinea law and called the corruption allegations “character assassination” against him and his country.

Jan 20, 2012

Megaupload site wants assets back, to fight charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Internet website Megaupload.com, shut down by U.S. authorities over allegations that it illegally peddled copyrighted material, is trying to recover its servers and get back online, a lawyer for the company said on Friday.

The company and seven of its executives were charged in a 5-count, 72-page indictment unsealed on Thursday accusing them of engaging in a wide-ranging and lucrative scheme to offer material online without compensating the copyright holders.

Jan 20, 2012

U.S. shutters Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government shut down the Megaupload.com content sharing website, charging its founders and several employees with massive copyright infringement, the latest skirmish in a high-profile battle against piracy of movies and music.

The Department of Justice announced the indictment and arrests of four company executives on Thursday as debate in Washington reaches a fever pitch over online piracy. Lawmakers are trying to craft legislation that balances cracking down on violators while avoiding censorship of the Internet.

Jan 19, 2012

U.S. accuses website of copyright infringement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major Internet content hosting website, Megaupload.com, its founders and several employees have been charged by U.S. authorities for a massive copyright infringement scheme, the latest skirmish in a battle against piracy of movies and music.

The indictment and arrests of four company executives comes as debate in Washington reaches a fever pitch over online piracy as lawmakers try to craft legislation cracking down on it while trying to avoid censoring the Internet.

Jan 19, 2012

U.S. accuses Megaupload of copyright infringement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major Internet content hosting website, Megaupload.com, its founders and several employees have been charged by U.S. authorities for a massive copyright infringement scheme, the latest skirmish in a battle against piracy of movies and music.

The indictment and arrests of four company executives comes as debate in Washington reaches a fever pitch over online piracy as lawmakers try to craft legislation cracking down on it while trying to avoid censoring the Internet.

    • About Jeremy

      "Legal correspondent. Previously has covered the White House, U.S. political campaigns, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. economy. Launched and directed the "Tales from the Trail: 2008" Reuters campaign blog, the predecessor to Reuters' "Front Row Washington" blog."
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