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June 7, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - A Los Angeles state senator said Friday that the U.S. attorney's office had subpoenaed him to testify before a federal grand jury, just days after the FBI raided the Capitol office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello). Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement that the testimony will take place in Los Angeles in July. "I've communicated to the U.S. attorney's office my willingness to cooperate fully," the statement said. "The U.S. attorney's office has asked that the details of their inquiry remain confidential.
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June 7, 2013 |
State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) said Friday that he has been served with a subpoena by the U.S. attorney's office to testify before a federal grand jury, just days after the FBI seized records from the office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello). Capitol sources said federal authorities have contacted multiple state lawmakers and at least one Capitol lobbyist this week with questions about Calderon and his legislative activity. De Leon, who chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, said he will comply with the subpoena, which asks for him to testify before a grand jury in July.
May 14, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday strongly defended the criminal investigation into the leak of classified details about a successful U.S. undercover operation, calling it "within the top two or three most serious leaks" of government-protected information since he became a federal prosecutor more than 35 years ago. The attorney general said he had recused himself earlier from overseeing the investigation into who told the...
April 5, 2013 |
MADRID -- In a surprise turnaround, a judge Friday suspended a criminal summons of the king of Spain's youngest daughter, citing discrimination against the princess. The 47-year-old royal, known as Infanta Cristina, is accused of having knowledge of or possible involvement in alleged corruption by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin. He is a former Olympic handball champion being investigated for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in public funds through sports charities he ran. The stay comes two days after Cristina became the first direct descendant of a Spanish monarch to be summoned in a criminal case.
March 14, 2013 |
Los Angeles retailing giant Forever 21, known for selling trendy apparel to teens at low prices, was ordered by a federal judge to turn over supply chain documentation sought by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency is investigating whether Forever 21 has shipped or sold items produced while violating minimum wage, overtime or child labor standards. Regulators first requested data from the chain in August via a subpoena - which the DOL says Forever 21 ignored. U.S. District Court Judge Margaret Morrow signed an order on March 7 requiring the retailer to comply.
November 15, 2012 |
New York's top prosecutor has subpoenaed two power companies as part of an investigation into whether they adequately prepared for and responded to Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out power to more than 8 million customers at its peak, including more than 2 million in New York. Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman is seeking records concerning how the Long Island Power Authority and Consolidated Edison prepared for the storm, the Associated Press reported. Schneiderman's inquiry is separate from a state commission, initiated Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that is charged with reviewing how utility companies prepare for and respond to storms -- and how to make those efforts better.
November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Despite last week's election, House Republicans kept up their attack on the Obama administration's 2010 healthcare law Wednesday, as the House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for information about the administration's efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have complained for years that the administration's multimillion-dollar public relations campaign touting...
October 29, 2012 |
Cheap-chic clothier Forever 21 is accused of being cheap to its workforce. The Labor Department said an investigation into the Los Angeles retailer uncovered evidence of "significant" violations of federal laws on minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping by vendors supplying the company. Now, the agency is trying to get their hands on data documenting wages, hours and employment practices at Forever 21's contractors and manufacturers. The Labor Department is trying to compel Forever 21 to comply with a subpoena handed down in August after the company refused to cooperate.
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August 25, 2012 |
A federal grand jury has demanded that Los Angeles County sheriff's officials turn over all correspondence they have had with a county commission created to examine allegations of excessive force by deputies in the county jails, according to a sheriff's email obtained by The Times. The subpoena suggests that federal authorities, in the midst of a widespread investigation of the jails, are expanding their probe to include allegations unearthed by the commission. In recent months, that county panel has heard testimony from current and former sheriff's supervisors who have publicly alleged that top managers fostered a culture of abuse inside the jails.
July 23, 2012
Leaks of confidential government information are nothing new in Washington. But a recent spate of news stories about national security operations has emboldened advocates of new punishments for revealing classified information. Some of these latter-day "plumbers" would target not just the leakers but also journalists. At the risk of seeming to defend our own vested interests, we would caution against such an escalation in the war on leaks. At a recent hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)