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Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison

Jun 07 2019

WASHINGTON A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while she serves a sentence in federal prison.

Top lawmaker signals support to classify all illicit fentanyl copycats like heroin

Jun 04 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials.

U.S. drug agency to ask Congress to classify illicit fentanyl like heroin

Jun 04 2019

WASHINGTON Illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl would be put permanently in the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, under a proposal to be unveiled on Tuesday by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

U.S. drug agency to ask Congress to classify illicit fentanyl like heroin

Jun 04 2019

WASHINGTON, June 4 Illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl would be put permanently in the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, under a proposal to be unveiled on Tuesday by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Attorney General Barr says Mueller 'could've reached a decision' on obstruction

May 31 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who led a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, could have reached a decision on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but chose not to. | Video

Ex-Trump adviser Stone faces uphill battle in quest to dismiss indictment

May 30 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's longtime political adviser Roger Stone faced an uphill battle in court on Thursday, as a federal judge poked holes in nearly every argument his lawyers made for why she should dismiss an indictment stemming from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller says he could not charge Trump as Congress weighs impeachment

May 30 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached. | Video

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage

May 24 2019

(The corrected story deletes reference to Assange being charged by Swedish prosecutors; corrects to say Sweden may send fresh extradition request to Britain.) | Video

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post

May 23 2019

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army. | Video

Bank CEO Calk charged in scheme to win a job in Trump administration

May 23 2019

WASHINGTON, May 23 Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against Federal Savings Bank CEO Stephen Calk accusing him of corruptly approving high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for trying to secure a top job in the Trump administration.

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