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Matt Zapotosky

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  • The Event Chronicle
  • Providence Journal

Past articles by Matt:

FBI releases new footage of possible RNC, DNC pipe-bomb suspect, says person probably ‘not from the area’

The latest release of information underscores investigators’ struggle to solve the case. → Read More

A former Marine was pulled over for following a truck too closely. Police took nearly $87,000 of his cash.

Advocates for Stephen Lara say his case shows how the government abuses its power to seize assets. → Read More

Florida man charged in connection with overture to Matt Gaetz’s father about the investigation of his son

Stephen Alford allegedly asked for $25 million and promised to help make the sex-trafficking investigation of Matt Gaetz go away. → Read More

Biden administration tells court Missouri gun law undermines public safety

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit that asks a judge to block the law, which declares certain federal gun laws invalid and threatens financial penalties on state and local agencies that enforce them. → Read More

Garland says Justice Department will strengthen policies for obtaining lawmakers’ records

His statement comes amid a growing controversy over Trump-era Justice Department efforts to obtain data of congressmen, journalists and even the White House counsel. → Read More

FBI director berated for Jan. 6 failures, Giuliani probe

At a House Judiciary hearing Thursday, Democrats questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about the bureau’s missteps in advance of the Capitol riot, while Republicans criticized the bureau for violating Americans’ civil liberties. → Read More

Justice Dept. will require its law enforcement officers to use body cameras in certain circumstances

The directive to the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshals represents a significant policy shift. → Read More

USA Today resists FBI subpoena seeking data of those who read story about agents’ killing

The bureau is seeking IP address and other information of those who accessed a story about a February shooting in which two agents were killed. → Read More

Justice Dept. secretly obtained New York Times reporters’ phone records during Trump administration

This is third time in recent weeks the department has disclosed secretly sifting through journalists’ data during the Trump administration. → Read More

Trump Justice Dept. secretly obtained CNN correspondent’s phone, email records

The revelation underscores how the previous administration was willing to seek journalists’ data to investigate unwanted disclosures. → Read More

Gaetz associate admits to sex trafficking of a minor, agrees in writing to cooperate fully with prosecutors

Joel Greenberg could get a break on his sentence if he provides “substantial assistance” to investigators. → Read More

Gaetz associate signals he will plead guilty in federal case, a worrisome development for the congressman

On Thursday, a federal court in Orlando scheduled a “change of plea hearing” in Joel Greenberg’s case, indicating he has reached such a deal with prosecutors. → Read More

Garland to highlight Justice Dept.’s work with foreign allies, tech firms on fighting domestic terrorism

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee. → Read More

Justice Dept. details proposed restrictions on ‘ghost guns’

A key element of President Biden’s push for gun control, the rule would impose new requirements on kits that allow buyers to assemble firearms themselves. → Read More

Bannon partner in alleged border wall fundraising fraud scheme hit with new tax charges

Prosecutors allege that Brian Kolfage took hundreds of thousands of dollars from a border wall fundraising campaign and did not report it to the IRS. → Read More

Person shot by FBI outside CIA headquarters has died

The FBI has declined to release many details about the case, including the name of the person who was killed. → Read More

Garland to emphasize need for funding on domestic terrorism and civil rights work

The attorney general is testifying on Capitol Hill for the first time since he was confirmed by the Senate. → Read More

Authorities shoot person outside CIA headquarters

The FBI asserted in a statement that the individual exited his vehicle with a weapon. → Read More

Gaetz associate said to be cooperating with prosecutors in investigation of the congressman

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector for Seminole County, Fla., is said to be providing prosecutors evidence against Rep. Matt Gaetz in a sex trafficking investigation. → Read More

Gaetz associate likely to strike plea deal with prosecutors in sex trafficking case

A prosecutor and a lawyer for Joel Greenberg revealed in court Thursday that they are having plea discussions, a potentially ominous sign for the congressman if his associate ultimately cooperates with prosecutors in a bid for leniency. → Read More