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UK and allies unmask and sanction Russian leader of LockBit cybercrime gang

London, UK Reuters Britain, the US and Australia have sanctioned and unmasked a senior Russian leader of the notorious cybercrime gang LockBit, the British Government said on Tuesday. Dmitry Khoroshev will face asset freezes and travel bans after being identified as one of the leaders of LockBit, the ransomware group which has digitally extorted over […]

Mexico fears discrimination, strained US relations under new Texas immigration law

Washington DC, US/Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Reuters Mexico filed a court brief supporting the US Department of Justice’s opposition to a Republican-backed Texas law that would empower state authorities to arrest and prosecute people suspected of illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. The law, known as Senate Bill 4, would make it a state crime to illegally […]

What is happening with the SBC and the Department of Justice?

United States RNS Last week, lawyers for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee say they were contacted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and were told an investigation into the committee’s handling of sexual abuse had been closed. News about the status of the investigation eventually leaked, and on […]

US Department of Justice closes investigation into SBC’s handling of abuse

United States RNS Federal officials have concluded an investigation into sexual abuse in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, with no charges being filed. News that the investigation was closed was first reported by The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. The first day of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center […]

US Justice Dept investigating Memphis police for civil rights violations

The exterior of the Memphis Police Department North Main precinct is seen in Memphis, Tennessee, US, on 31st January, 2023.

New York, USReuters The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has opened an investigation into whether the Memphis Police Department has an unconstitutional “pattern or practice” of using excessive force and racial discrimination, department officials announced on Thursday. Earlier this year, the Justice Department agreed to join city officials and other agencies in a […]

Trump faces US criminal charges for mishandling documents, obstruction – lawyer

Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, US, on 27th April, 2023

Reuters Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury for retaining classified government documents and obstruction of justice, according to a lawyer for the former US president and another source familiar with the matter. The criminal case, brought by the US Department of Justice, amounts to another legal setback for Trump as he […]

The US Department of Justice is investigating the SBC. What does it mean?

US Nashville Tennessee SBC headquarters

United StatesRNS More than four decades after sexual abuse claims against a Catholic priest first made national headlines, spurring accusations, lawsuits, a series of newspaper investigations and billions in settlements, the US Department of Justice is investigating a religious group’s handling of sexual crimes by clergy and church staff.  This time, the Southern Baptist Convention […]

US Government launches investigation into Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses

Pennsylvania investigation

RNS The US Department of Justice is launching a federal grand jury investigation into Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania just months after a state-level investigation unearthed decades of allegations of widespread child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests that impacted more than 1,000 children over several decades. The Associated Press reported on the investigation on Thursday, citing […]