Department of Justice

Politico: Antitrust fight against Google hits partisan headwinds

Antitrust fight against Google hits partisan headwinds This article features our client John Elias and was originally published here. The Trump administration's Justice Department and the attorneys general from almost every state have spent the past year laying the groundwork for an antitrust lawsuit against Google, with a decision on filing the case expected to [...]

2020-09-08T10:32:13-04:00September 8th, 2020|Department of Justice, In The News|

Cannabis Industry Journal: Politically Motivated Investigations of Legitimate Cannabis Businesses: One More Reason for Cannabis Operators to Return to the Black Market?

Politically Motivated Investigations of Legitimate Cannabis Businesses: One More Reason for Cannabis Operators to Return to the Black Market? This article features our client John Elias and was originally published here.  In June 2020, John W. Elias, a prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testified to the U.S. House Committee Judiciary that [...]

2020-08-21T11:14:26-04:00August 21st, 2020|Department of Justice, In The News|

CNN: Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias and our David Seide, was originally published here. Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says (CNN) Two independent watchdogs are reviewing whether the Justice Department investigated cannabis companies because of political feelings against them, according to a whistleblower and his lawyer. During his testimony [...]

Media Advisory: House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 24, 2020  House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview  Following Hearing, Government Accountability Project Counsel   David Seide Is Available for Comment  WASHINGTON – Following his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias’s counsel available for interview.  Elias was subpoenaed by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to provide testimony [...]

The Washington Post: Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’ A federal prosecutor and another Justice Department official plan to tell Congress on Wednesday that Attorney General William P. Barr and his top deputies issued [...]

Press Release: DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23, 2020  DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ  Government Accountability Project Client to Testify on Experiences in Anti-Trust Division  WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Elias was subpoenaed last week by Chairman Jerrold Nadler [...]

2020-06-23T17:43:20-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Department of Justice, Press release|

New York Times: Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony. Senior law enforcement officials intervened to seek a more lenient prison [...]