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Time to enforce America’s immigration laws again

A country without effective borders is not a country at all. And a country ruled by bureaucrats that are out of step with American opinion isn’t much of a country either.

DOJ denies request to identify former U.S. attorney in misconduct investigation, but releases redacted report on affair

WASHINGTON – Justice Department lawyers denied media requests to identify a former U.S. attorney who committed adultery with a supervisor in his office, but they released a report with dozens of details about the affair.

DUI arrest report on Wigginton indicates former federal prosecutor not able to complete field sobriety tests

A Troy police report detailing the DUI arrest of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton, indicates he had almost made it home when he was stopped at around 10 p.m. on May 23.

Misconduct involving U.S. Attorney's relationship with subordinate detailed in OIG report

WASHINGTON – A recent misconduct report prepared by the Office of the Inspector General indicates that a U.S. Attorney carried on an affair with a subordinate and quit the job when Washington found out.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Former ESL detective Orlando Ward to be released Oct. 26; Cocaine smuggling sentence cut in half

ST. LOUIS – Former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward, whose sentence for cocaine smuggling mysteriously shrank by half, will gain freedom on Oct. 26.  

‘Upcoding’ lawsuit brought by Memorial nurse dismissed in federal court

EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney David Cates of Swansea has chosen not to litigate nurse Keith Werner’s suit claiming a California company cheated taxpayers on medical bills. 

PokerStars dealt a class action in St. Clair County

A St. Clair County woman has filed a class action lawsuit to recover money allegedly lost to an offshore gambling website.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation to receive $500K grant

Wood Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. announced that it will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

U.S. Attorney's collections top $23 million last year

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois announced that it collected a total of $23,036,885.18 in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.