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    Arthur Andersen Indictments

    The deputy attorney general announced that a federal grand jury has indicted the accounting firm Arthur Andersen with obstruction of justice. The charges stem from some of the…

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    Enron Verdict

    Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty made remarks about the verdict in the trials of Enron Corporation executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. Both were convicted on numerous counts…

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    Adelphia Executives Arrests

    Mr. Thompson and Mr. Cutler spoke to reporters about the arrest of several members of the Rigas family for corporate fraud. The Rigases were accused of stealing hundreds of…

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    Sentencing Guidelines

    The assistant U.S. attorney general reacted to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that judges are no longer bound by federal sentencing guidelines. He criticized the ruling and…

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    International Smuggling Operation

    Mr. Richter and other intelligence officials announced the takedown of international operations Royal Charm and Smoking Dragon, which targeted smugglers of counterfeit money, drugs,…

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    Emmitt Till Case Reopening

    Assistant Attorney General Acosta announced that the Justice Department and the Mississippi district attorney for the 4th Judicial District are reopening the investigation of the 1955…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Child Pornography

    Secretary Ashcroft talked with reporters about a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a law against virtual child pornography. He said the decision was a blow to law enforcement…

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    Enron Criminal Investigation

    Officials spoke to reporters about a plea agreement reached with Andrew and Lea Fastow for crimes associated with Enron’s business practices. Following their remarks they…

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    British Petroleum Settlement

    The Justice Department announced a settlement with British Petroleum on charges related to an oil refinery explosion, violations of the Clean Air and Water Act, and allegations of price…

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    Microsoft Antitrust Ruling Reaction

    Justice Department officials briefed reporters on the anti-trust lawsuit ruling against the Microsoft Corporation imposed by U.S. District Judge Thomas Pinfield Jackson. The ruling…

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    Drug Trafficking Investigation

    Attorney General Holder and Acting Director Leonhart spoke to reporters and announced that federal authorities had mounted their biggest assault against one of Mexico’s most powerful…

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    Enron Investigation Update

    Law enforcement officials spoke to reporters about the indictment of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling for conspiracy, securities fraud, and insider trading. Following their remarks they…

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    Corporate Fraud Arrest Announcement

    Mr. Thompson and other officials announced the arrest of former Enron executive Andrew Fastow for securities, wire and mail fraud, money laundering, and illegally trying to inflate…

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    Computer Child Pornography

    Mr. Bergasser discussed “Operation Long Arm,” a Justice Department effort to stop the exploitation of children through computer technology. He introduced two other…

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    Enron Investigation

    Law enforcement officials announced several indictments of former Enron officials for various corporate crimes relating to accounting practices and the failure of the…

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    News Conference Announcing Lay Indictment

    Government officials announced the indictment of Enron former CEO Ken Lay on eleven counts, including conspiracy and bank fraud, after a two-and-a-half year investigation. After their…

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    Corporate Fraud

    Attorney General Gonzalez and Mr. Everson announced the indictments against eight former Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) accounting executives. The indictments charged the…

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    International Drug Trafficking

    The officials talked about efforts to crack down on international drug trafficking. They discussed the results of a recent operation, Operation Trifecta, launched against a Mexican…

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    Gonzales Resignation Announcement

    Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced his resignation. In his remarks he gave no explicit reason for the resignation and did not respond to questions from the press as he…

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    Waco Investigation

    Attorney General Reno announced that former Senator Danforth would conduct an independent investigation into allegations that the FBI had covered up information about the 1993 assault on…

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