justice department http://wwno.org en Justice Department Appeals Danziger Ruling http://wwno.org/post/justice-department-appeals-danziger-ruling <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s ruling that overturned convictions of five former New Orleans police officers convicted in a shooting during the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina. That shooting of unarmed civilians left two dead and four wounded.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:15:57 +0000 Eileen Fleming 46239 at http://wwno.org U.S., Swiss Strike Deal On American Tax Evaders http://wwno.org/post/us-swiss-strike-deal-american-tax-evaders The U.S. government and Switzerland have reached an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes.<p>The agreement will allow Swiss banks to settle any potential U.S. charges if they disclose extensive information about their American clients, the value of their accounts and any help they received from tax professionals.<p>Those settlements would include penalties for Swiss banks that helped their U.S. customers avoid taxes, according to a senior Justice Department official.<p>The total penalties could top $1 billion, the official said. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:39:53 +0000 JEREMY HOBSON 42960 at http://wwno.org Justice Department Asks Appeals Court To Lift Stay On Police Monitor http://wwno.org/post/justice-department-asks-appeals-court-lift-stay-police-monitor <p>The Justice Department has answered concerns of the City of New Orleans over the plan to reform the police department. It wants the federal appeals court to put the process back on track. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 36725 at http://wwno.org Federal Appeals Court Sides With Mayor On Consent Decree http://wwno.org/post/federal-appeals-court-sides-mayor-consent-decree <p>New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has gotten a reprieve — of sorts — from the consent decree process aimed at reforming the police department. But it’s just a temporary measure. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 36501 at http://wwno.org Full Text of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Consent Decree Presentation http://wwno.org/post/full-text-mayor-mitch-landrieus-consent-decree-presentation <p>Mayor Mitch Landrieu outlined dire circumstances on the horizon in an emergency meeting of the New Orleans City Council Thursday morning, warning that the city will be forced to drastically cut services and furlough public safety employees if they adhere to the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree mandating changes at the Orleans Parish jail complex.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&amp;hl=en&amp;gl=US&amp;v=Pevd67i8jn4&amp;nomobile=1</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:35:34 +0000 Jason Saul 32149 at http://wwno.org Judge Grants Preliminary Okay for New Orleans Jail Reforms http://wwno.org/post/judge-grants-preliminary-okay-new-orleans-jail-reforms <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of an agreement between the Justice Department and the city of New Orleans that's designed to clean up the city-funded jail.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:20:23 +0000 The Associated Press 27761 at http://wwno.org City Considers Challenge To NOPD Consent Decree http://wwno.org/post/city-considers-challenge-nopd-consent-decree <p>A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">consent decree</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to reform the New Orleans Police Department. City officials want more time to work out paying for the changes.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 26828 at http://wwno.org Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Gulf Oil Spill Settlement http://wwno.org/post/transocean-pay-14-billion-gulf-oil-spill-settlement Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 men died in April 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in criminal and civil penalties to resolve Justice Department allegations over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>A Transocean subsidiary also agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal misdemeanor charge for violating the Clean Water Act. Federal authorities blamed the company for acting negligently when the rig's crew proceeded with maneuvers to the deep-sea well in the face of clear danger signals that oil and natural gas were flowing. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 26233 at http://wwno.org Feds Want Info About 11 More NOLA.com Commenters http://wwno.org/post/feds-want-info-about-11-more-nolacom-commenters <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Federal attorneys have subpoenaed The Times-Picayune's parent company for information about 11 commenters on the newspaper's website, as part of an investigation of posts there by two federal prosecutors.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:33:29 +0000 The Associated Press 26098 at http://wwno.org Charges Filed in Paper Mill Spill http://wwno.org/post/charges-filed-paper-mill-spill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Justice Department has filed two criminal misdemeanor charges against Temple-Inland, the former owner of a paper mill in Bogalusa, for violating federal environmental laws.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The charges stem from a five-day spill of pollutants from the company's paper plant into the Pearl River in August 2011.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:48:32 +0000 The Associated Press 25822 at http://wwno.org