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Apr 17, 2015

U.S. charges four companies, five people over alleged tech exports to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four companies and five people have been charged with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics, uninterruptible power supplies and other products to Iran through Taiwan and Turkey, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

According to the 24-count indictment unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, from July 2010 onwards the men obtained approximately 28 million parts, worth $24 million, from companies across the world.

Apr 17, 2015

U.S. charges 4 companies, 5 people over alleged tech exports to Iran

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) – Four companies and five
people have been charged with illegally exporting high-tech
microelectronics, uninterruptible power supplies and other
products to Iran through Taiwan and Turkey, the U.S. Justice
Department said on Friday.

According to the 24-count indictment unsealed in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of Texas, from July
2010 onwards the men obtained approximately 28 million parts,
worth $24 million, from companies across the world.

Apr 14, 2015

U.S. drug agents’ alleged sex parties go back to 2001: lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Colombia were taking part in alleged sex parties with prostitutes funded by drug cartels years earlier than previously known, U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Several DEA agents were taking part in these parties in Bogota as early as 2001, said a summary of a DEA report released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing on the misconduct.

Apr 13, 2015

Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, closing a case that had outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-U.S. sentiment around the world.

The Sept. 16 incident stood out for its brazenness and formed a tense backdrop to talks between the United States and Iraq over the continued presence of U.S. forces in Iraq. It also sparked debate over private security contractors working for the U.S. government in war zones.

Apr 11, 2015

Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State: prosecutor

WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, had arrived at the Kansas base with two undercover FBI agents to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said.

Apr 11, 2015

U.S. man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State

WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, had arrived at the Kansas base with two undercover FBI agents to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said.

Apr 11, 2015

Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State

WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, had arrived at the Kansas base with two undercover FBI agents to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said.

Apr 10, 2015

U.S. judge rejects ex-Blackwater guards request to postpone Iraq deaths sentencing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Friday denied a last-minute request by four U.S. former Blackwater guards convicted in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007 to have their sentencing postponed, and said it will go ahead as planned on Monday.

Lawyers for the men on Friday morning filed an emergency motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking for more time to seek a new trial, contending that a key witness contradicted himself in evidence that came to light this week.

Apr 10, 2015

U.S. man arrested in car bombing plot of Kansas army base

WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – A U.S. man was arrested on Friday for an alleged plot to explode a car bomb at the Fort Riley army base in Kansas as part of a suicide mission in support of the Islamic State militant group, the Justice Department said.

John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas, was taken into custody this morning as part of a sting operation after he and two undercover FBI agents arrived at the military base to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said.

Apr 9, 2015

Two U.S. labs to pay $48.5 million to settle unnecessary testing claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. cardiovascular disease testing
laboratories Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc (HDL) and
Singulex Inc have agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle
claims they paid kickbacks and conducted unnecessary testing,
the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

HDL will pay $47 million and Singulex $1.5 million to
resolve the allegations. As part of the agreements, neither
party admitted liability.