A federal prosecutor involved in the botched gun operation known as Fast and Furious gave an internal memo to the news media, possibly to undermine a federal agent’s criticisms, the Justice Department’s inspector general said.
The U.S. Justice Department botched the corruption case against the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, leading to a conviction that torpedoed the re-election of the chamber’s longest serving Republican, senators said.
The U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining leaks to the media about the insider-trading case of Galleon Group LLC co- founder Raj Rajaratnam , his spokesman said.
Two federal prosecutors “engaged in reckless professional misconduct” during the failed public corruption case against deceased Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and should be suspended without pay, the U.S. Justice Department said.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder named a career prosecutor to oversee the Justice Department’s ethics office after a U.S. judge earlier this year criticized the department’s handling of charges against the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at a summit in Colombia were relieved of their assignments and sent back to the U.S. after allegations of misconduct, a spokesman for the agency said.
President Barack Obama said the media often ignores progress made at international summits in favor of more “flashy” news, as the Summit of the Americas was overshadowed by allegations of misconduct by his Secret Service agents.