The Biden administration announced arrests and criminal charges on Tuesday in five cases involving sanctions evasion and technology espionage efforts linked to Russia, China and Iran. Two Russian nationals were taken into custody last week under accusations of sending aircraft parts to Russia in violation of sanctions imposed after theContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies have dismantled a major cyberespionage system that it said Russia’s intelligence service had used for years to spy on computers around the world, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. In a separate report, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency portrayed the system,Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on Wednesday over whether the federal government may prosecute a state-owned bank in Turkey on charges that it had helped Iran evade sanctions imposed by the United States. The court rejected the bank’s main arguments, based on federal laws that theContinue Reading

Federal officials announced a flurry of charges on Friday against the four sons of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying the men were leading their imprisoned father’s empire and were responsible for moving vast quantities of fentanyl into and throughout the United States. Attorney General MerrickContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years ago, about 150 family members of Sept. 11 victims sought a measure of justice for their losses by suing a list of targets like Al Qaeda and the Taliban. A decade later, a court found the defendants liable by default and ordered them to payContinue Reading

The Biden administration has asked a federal appeals court to let the government proceed with a federal mandate that all large employers require their workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing starting in January. In a 52-page motion filed on Tuesday, the Justice Department urgedContinue Reading

The Justice Department said on Monday that it had brought charges against a Russian national whom it accused of conducting ransomware attacks against American government entities and businesses, including one that temporarily shut down the meat supply giant JBS. In the Biden administration’s latest crackdown on cybercrime, the Justice DepartmentContinue Reading

It was a homecoming of sorts when Heather L. Mack arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Wednesday after having served more than six years in an Indonesian prison after the discovery of her mother’s body stuffed in a suitcase at a Bali resort. Ms. Mack, 26, was promptlyContinue Reading

The Justice Department signaled its support on Wednesday for the families of children with disabilities in Texas who are suing to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools. The department filed a formal statement on Wednesday with the federal district court in Austin that isContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The talks between the Justice Department and a top executive from Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, had stretched over more than 12 months and two presidential administrations, and boiled down to one overarching dispute: whether Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s founder, would admit to any wrongdoing. Since herContinue Reading