The Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the handling of the criminal case of Roger Stone, former political adviser to President Donald Trump. The probe by the department’s inspector general will reportedly look into Attorney General William Barr’s February decision to override a sentencing recommendation for Stone made by rank-and-file prosecutors. The prosecutors recommended a sentence of seven to nine years in prison for Stone, but the department later filed another recommendation asking for a lighter sentence. The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General would not “confirm or deny the existence of any ongoing investigation” to The Epoch Times. Meanwhile, DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told media outlets that they “welcome the review.” She did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment. The revelation…
Twelve shootings, including five in public places, have been reported in the region since the beginning of August.
NSW Police Minister David Elliott said Operation Clampdown, which has been underway since September 3, sends a warning that gun violence won’t be tolerated.
“Their reckless actions show a flagrant disregard for community safety and this government will not tolerate this vigilante behaviour,” he said.
“For the past week police have sent a powerful message to any person that continues to flout the law – you can expect to be arrested and you will be put before the courts,” he said.
Police said on Sept 16 they had charged 25 people with 42 offences and executed searches at 54 properties.
Officers seized 13 firearms including seven pistols and a homemade gun.
They also seized cash, an electronic stun gun, knives, knuckle dusters, ammunition and outlaw bikie gang colours.
Focus News: NSW Police Arrest 25 People in Firearms Crackdown
WASHINGTON—Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, court documents show. The German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit disclosed on Aug. 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims tied to 250,000 U.S. diesel cars and vans after the automaker used software to evade emissions rules. Daimler said in August expected costs of settlements with U.S. authorities would total $1.5 billion, settling with owners will cost another $700 million and also disclosed “further expenses of a mid three-digit-million EUR (euro) amount to fulfill requirements of the settlements. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen said the settlements, which follow a nearly five-year investigation, will “serve to deter any others who may…