Federal Prosecutors Open Criminal Inquiry of Wells Fargo’s Hiring Practices

Authorities are investigating whether the bank violated federal anti-discrimination laws by conducting sham interviews of minority candidates.

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Louis Molina’s In Charge of Fixing Rikers Island. His Plan Is Due in 11 Days.

Louis A. Molina, the Department of Correction commissioner since only January, says he has a solution to a problem that has defied his predecessors.

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Rikers Chaos Could Lead to Federal Court Control, U.S. Attorney Says

Damian Williams wrote that his office might have no choice but to seek “aggressive relief” for the serious problems at the jail.

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Ex-Fox News Producer Charged for Working With Russian Oligarch

John Hanick was on Konstantin Malofeev’s payroll after Mr. Malofeev’s backing of Crimean separatists led to sanctions, an indictment says.

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Rhode Island Man Operated ‘Ghost Gun’ Home Factory, U.S. Says

Robert Alcantara was arrested in the Bronx as he traveled to his home from Pennsylvania, where he bought parts to make guns that cannot be traced.

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Robert Lemke Sentenced to 3 Years Over Threats to Journalists and Politicians

The same day that Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Robert Lemke told a congressman’s brother that he was with “armed members near your home,” prosecutors said.

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Mount Vernon, N.Y., Police Face Federal Civil Rights Investigation

The inquiry will focus on whether the Mount Vernon department engaged in a “pattern or practice of unlawful policing,” officials said.

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U.S. Attorney Damian Williams Announces Civil Rights Push

Damian Williams, the first Black U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, noted a rise in anti-Asian and antisemitic crimes.

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New York City’s Top Corruption Watchdog Leaving for Federal Role

Margaret Garnett, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Investigation, will resign Nov. 10 to become the No. 2 official at the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office.

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Damian Williams, the First Black U.S. Attorney of the S.D.N.Y.

Damian Williams, an unassuming figure with stellar credentials, is now the most powerful federal law enforcement official in Manhattan.

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New Top Federal Prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn Are Confirmed

One of the two, Damian Williams, will be the first Black person to lead the powerful U.S. attorney’s office for New York’s Southern District.

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