Category Archives: US Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (often referred to as the Justice Department or DOJ), is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog BP US Department of Justice Oil Spill Probe John Buretta

US Department of Justice Oil Spill Probe John Buretta DOJ Quietly Overhauls BP Oil Spill Probe By Molly McDonough As the anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, Justice Department officials have only recently created … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog U.S. Sues BP

U.S. Sues BP U.S. to Join Lawsuits Over Gulf Oil Disaster: WSJ The Justice Department is expected to join the hundreds of civil lawsuits that have been filed as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Wall … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Justice Department Indictment Filed Texas

Justice Department Indictment Filed Texas Rancho Viejo man arrested in BP oil spill fund investigation By LAURA B. MARTINEZ, The Brownsville Herald A 36-year-old Rancho Viejo man is out on bail following his arrest on charges he provided false invoices … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Mail and Wire Fraud

Mail and Wire Fraud More indicted for filing false oil spill claims Two people from Baldwin County and one from Mississippi were among five indicted this week by the federal government on charges of filing fraudulent oil spill claims. Travis … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Justice Department Fraudulent Claims

Justice Department Fraudulent Claims U.S. Accuses Seven of Filing Fraudulent Oil-Spill Claims By THOMAS CATAN WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it charged seven people with filing fraudulent claims to get money from the $20 billion Gulf of Mexico oil-spill … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Department of Justice Sues Transocean

Department of Justice Sues Transocean Feds seeking Gulf spill data sue Transocean Rig owner has withheld safety, training papers By TOM FOWLER HOUSTON CHRONICLE The Department of Justice has filed a civil suit against drilling giant Transocean, saying the firm … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog US Justice Department Notification

US Justice Department Notification Feds: Oil spill claims process needs transparency NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department is urging the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims to show greater transparency about the process … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog US Department of Justice

US Department of Justice Oil Spill Investigation A ‘High Priority’ For Justice by Carrie Johnson As part of the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge in New Orleans recently … Continue reading

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