Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

...fine. He already has served the home confinement.Illston declared a mistrial on the three other counts, and the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco dismissed those charges in August 2011.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit upheld...

Feds want quarter of former Savannah police chief's pension

...year prison sentence last month.As of the end of March, Lovett "has made no payment toward the fine," Assistant U.S. Attorney Sanjay Karniksaid wrote in a court filing Wednesday. The judge had previously ordered the ex-police chief to pay...

Business news

...insider trading caseNEW YORK - A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling that dealt a blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading on Wall Street.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued...

Brother-in-law convicted of killing Fort Stewart soldier

...death."He is penniless. He is desperate, and he is willing to kill her husband if she'll pay him," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Rafferty told jurors in his closing argument.Swain didn't testify during his trial, the Savannah Morning...

Augusta attorney reaches out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding lawsuits against Sentinel

...courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading a legal battle against private probation has reached out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.Attorney John "Jack" Long also wrote to Georgia's Judicial Qualifications Commission again...

Leaders ignore issues

...slavery was very wrong. But I haven't heard a peep out of the NAACP; the Revs. Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; or, last but not least, President Obama.Woodrow ShortAiken, S.C.

Former Georgia Sen. Charles Walker says he'll be active in politics, but won't run 'at this time'

...and the grand jury system is that they are vertical. They have vertical integration. You get hired as an assistant U.S. attorney, then a deputy attorney general, then attorney general, then they become a judge. So they all work together...

Duke Energy faces federal criminal charges for coal ash pollution, expects to pay $102 million

...Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.The three U.S. attorney's offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act...

Over 300 people identified whose prosecutions might be tainted

...conduct of a federal prosecutor and ATF agent continues, U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver released the names of an additional 340...in the Southern District of Georgia about Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Ippolito and Agent Lou Valoze of the Bureau...

Feds list 200-plus cases handled by Savannah-based prosecutor and ATF agent who had five-year affair

...which Savannah-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Ippolito and a federal...convictions.First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham has written to defense...Durham's letters said.But, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver said, "by disclosing...