Archive for Criminal Behavior and Misconduct Within the Department of Justice and FBI

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 @ 7:49PM

IRS Employee Charged in $1 Million ID Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

BIRMINGHAM — Federal officials today announced arrests and charges in a stolen identity tax-refund scheme believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims and run by an IRS employee who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft. A federal grand jury earlier this…

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 @ 3:17PM

Former DOJ Attorney Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Obstruction Of Justice And Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

CFEG reports that on March 17, 2018, a former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney was sentenced to 30 months in prison for obstruction of justice and transportation of stolen property. According to the Department of Justice announcement the former DOJ attorney abused his position for personal gain and violated…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:50PM

Potentially tens of thousands’ of cases gone wrong

In July 2013, the FBI admitted that the foundations of what it called “hair comparison evidence” – a technique that its agents had used in hundreds of criminal cases nationwide and spread through the training of state-based detectives potentially through tens of thousands of other cases – were scientifically invalid….

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:49PM

Thirty years in jail for a single hair: the FBI’s ‘mass disaster’ of false conviction

In 2013, the FBI admitted that the foundations of what it called ‘hair comparison evidence’ were scientifically invalid. Photograph: Sarah Lee George Perrot has spent almost 30 years in prison thanks to a single hair. It was discovered by an FBI agent on the bedsheet of a 78-year-old woman who…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:47PM

FBI’s Wray Acts Fast to Make Changes After Scathing Report

WASHINGTON—FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered more than 40 changes in how the bureau seeks secret surveillance warrants and handles other matters after the Justice Department inspector general pointed out a series of flaws in the bureau’s efforts to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser. The problems were so severe, national security…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:45PM

Former Department of Justice Attorney Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice and Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

CFEG reports that United States Attorney, Brian J. Stretch, announced that on November 29, 2017, a former Department of Justice attorney pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of transportation of stolen property in a federal district court in the Northern District of California.…