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Lance Armstrong seeks dismissal of fraud case

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong asked a federal judge to dismiss the US government’s fraud case against him in a hearing Monday, claiming prosecutors missed statute of limitations deadlines to file. US District Judge Robert Wilkins was expected to make a ruling within 30 days on the matter but was not…

DOJ to join suit against Armstrong over Postal Service sponsorship

The US Department of Justice decided Friday to join a doping lawsuit filed by one of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates alleging that the disgraced cycling champion defrauded government sponsors. NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported the government will add its weight to the suit and claim that Armstrong…

Salman Rushdie attacks planned DOJ lawsuit against publishers

By Alison Flood Author tweets ‘the US Justice Dept wants to destroy the world of books’ after price-fixing accusation is reported to be imminent Salman Rushdie has hit out at the US Department of Justice, saying it “wants to destroy the world of books”, after reports that it plans to…

Seven arrested in U.S. crackdown on rhino trade

NEW YORK — US officials announced Thursday the arrest of seven people in a crackdown on the illegal global trade in endangered black rhinoceros horns. Arrests were made across the country over recent days in “Operation Crash,” which involved multiple law enforcement agencies, the US Department of Justice said in…

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