Investigations. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunctionBig new insider-trading cases expected this year, regulator saysRichmond cops tried to set up their boss, feds sayGulf oil spill criminal probe progressing, US Attorney General Eric Holder saysDoubtful Signs of a Criminal Case Against MF GlobalLegislative appointees question NY ethics boardInvestigation continues into Great Falls deaths; daughter mournsWeb China: Investigation into teen's crime of passion resumesCyber cops come a cropperCriminal Libor Probe: DOJ Investigating World's Biggest Banks On Global ...Quebec police shouldn't be investigating each other, Ontario ombudsman saysQuebec police shouldn't be investigating each other, Ontario ombudsman saysObama sidesteps terror suspect lawFed investigations hover over developer suitsMacArthur JROTC program investigated

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California, insurance companies settle suits over investments in Iran
IFAwebnews.comFebruary 1, 2012

“The settlement preserves the department's ability to collect and publish information about insurer investments in companies doing business in Iran, while addressing issues raised about alleged conflicts with federal and state law.more »

Social Media Sleuthing
PropertyCasualty360February 1, 2012

While social media sites can provide great information for investigators, this capability comes with great responsibility. Even though there is a growing collection of case law on the subject, the rules and regulations are not clear.more »

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Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunction
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

* Injunction sought in $12 bln civil suit against Chevron, Transocean * Civil case and criminal investigation continue By Jeb Blount and Sabrina Lorenzi RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil declined to grant an injunction ...more »

Big new insider-trading cases expected this year, regulator says
Washington PostFebruary 29, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission has “sprawling” investigations underway in several regional offices, and those are expected to lead to enforcement actions over the next six to nine months, Sanjay Wadhwa, a top official in the agency's New York ...more »

Richmond cops tried to set up their boss, feds say
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

In legal papers filed in US District Court, prosecutors said the two officers had hired a Concord private investigator who specialized in stings using female decoys to tempt men into misconduct. The officers' idea, prosecutors say, was to catch their ...more »

Gulf oil spill criminal probe progressing, US Attorney General Eric Holder says
NOLA.comFebruary 29, 2012

By Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Washington -- Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that a criminal investigation of the 2010 BP oil spill is progressing and that he expects to discuss the probe publicly "within months.more »

Doubtful Signs of a Criminal Case Against MF Global
New York TimesFebruary 29, 2012

Federal authorities are struggling to find evidence to support a criminal case stemming from the collapse of MF Global, even after a federal grand jury in Chicago has issued subpoenas. Investigators, unable to find a smoking gun amid thousands of ...more »

Legislative appointees question NY ethics board
Wall Street JournalFebruary 29, 2012

The 2011 law creating the new commission states it is an executive agency and that the inspector general has jurisdiction to investigate any leaks of confidential information by commissioners or personnel, punishable by a misdemeanor charge.more »

Investigation continues into Great Falls deaths; daughter mourns
KRTV Great Falls NewsFebruary 29, 2012

They have confirmed that the man died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the woman also suffered a gunshot wound, though they have not determined if that was her cause of death; an autopsy is being conducted at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula.more »

Web China: Investigation into teen's crime of passion resumes
People's Daily OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have promised to continue an investigation into an assault on a teenage girl after the victim's mother posted a desperate plea for help on the Internet, sparking public outcry for authorities to check teen violence.more »

Cyber cops come a cropper
Times of IndiaFebruary 29, 2012

The city's Cyber Crime Investigation Unit (CCIU), constituted in May last year, has registered as many as 22 ATM/Debit card fraud cases from different police stations of the state capital in the past one year, involving a sum of around Rs 12 lakh.more »

Criminal Libor Probe: DOJ Investigating World's Biggest Banks On Global ...
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

While the Justice Department's inquiry into the setting of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was known, the criminal aspect of the probe was not. A criminal inquiry underscores the serious nature of a worldwide investigation that includes ...more »

Quebec police shouldn't be investigating each other, Ontario ombudsman says
Montreal GazetteFebruary 29, 2012

QUEBEC – Ontario ombudsman André Marin, whose name has come up repeatedly in National Assembly hearings on a proposed law on police shootings, says the Quebec bill should be scrapped. Public Security Minister Robert Dutil said at the opening of ...more »

Quebec police shouldn't be investigating each other, Ontario ombudsman says
Montreal GazetteFebruary 29, 2012

QUEBEC – Ontario ombudsman André Marin, whose name has come up repeatedly in National Assembly hearings on a proposed law on police shootings, says the Quebec bill should be scrapped. Public Security Minister Robert Dutil said at the opening of ...more »

Obama sidesteps terror suspect law
AFPFebruary 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama announced measures Tuesday allowing civilian investigators to handle cases of terror suspects, effectively sidestepping a 2011 law requiring they be brought before military courts. The directive provides more ...more »

Fed investigations hover over developer suits
RealClearPoliticsFebruary 29, 2012

However, officials with the FBI and Nevada US Attorney Daniel Bogden's office in Las Vegas have said they could not confirm the investigation. Whittemore was once an influential figure in Nevada politics and legal circles. As a lobbyist, he represented ...more »

MacArthur JROTC program investigated
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 29, 2012

District officials are running an administrative inquiry and the NEISD Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation. Neither investigation is finished and no one has been punished, but under district policy two drill team instructors were ...more »

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