Gonzales: Mistakes but no wrongdoing

Gonzales: Mistakes but no wrongdoing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday acknowledged he made mistakes in office but predicted investigations would exonerate him of wrongdoing.
Attorneys sue Justice Dept. on hirings

Attorneys sue Justice Dept. on hirings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Six attorneys passed over for civil service posts in the U.S. Justice Department sued former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other top officials Friday.

Justice goes from prosecuting now to later

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department, in a major policy shift, has put off prosecuting more than 50 companies suspected of bad behavior, a study of records shows.

Another Justice Dept. official quits

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Another senior staff member involved in the scandal over the firing of U.S. attorneys has resigned from the Department of Justice.

Goodling: U.S. official 'not fully candid'

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A former Justice Department official told a House committee Wednesday a deputy U.S. attorney general was "not fully candid" in his testimony before Congress.

Deputy Attorney General McNulty steps down

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- A deputy attorney general whose testimony on the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys contradicted U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation. Paul McNulty sent a letter to Gonzales Monday saying that he planned to quit this summer because

NYC comptroller asks SEC to probe Wal-Mart

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York's comptroller has asked U.S. regulators and attorneys to find out if Wal-Mart illegally spied on shareholders, including the comptroller's office.

2nd Gonzales aide quits

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who has invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress resigned Friday.

DOJ official ignored White House advice

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Justice Department official ignored advice from former White House Counsel Harriet Miers when he testified before Congress, ABC News reports.

Memo tries to justify attorney firings

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Justice Department officials began writing memos this month on why they fired U.S. attorneys last year, The Los Angeles Times reported.

U.S. targeted Washington-area Muslims

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. terrorism investigators focused on the Muslim community in the Washington area in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Washington Post said 11 people were convicted for their roles in an apparent "jihad network" as federal prosecutors carr

Muslim cleric convicted in Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- A Virginia Muslim cleric, who told his followers to go to Afghanistan to help the Taliban fight U.S. forces, was convicted Tuesday in a terrorism case.

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 29, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

John Walker Lindh gets 20 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- American Taliban John Walker Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis for serving alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. He said he was not a terrorist and denied any role in the death of CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Sp

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Paul McNulty
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, seen testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on August 1, 2006, has announced his resignation in Washington on May 15, 2007. McNulty is the latest Justice Department official to resign in the wake of the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys General. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch/FILE)

Paul J. McNulty (born January 21, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, having previously served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. He held the position until July 26, 2007.

He was nominated as U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush and confirmed on September 14, 2001. McNulty was nominated to the position of Deputy Attorney General on October 20, 2005, following the withdrawal of Timothy Flanigan's candidacy. McNulty was sworn into office on March 17, 2006. He replaced acting Deputy Attorney General Robert McCallum, Jr. McNulty graduated from Grove City College, a small Christian school in western Pennsylvania, in 1980. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Capital University School of Law in 1983.

As United States Attorney, McNulty is most noted for overseeing the prosecution of a number of high-profile cases, including those against terror suspects John Walker Lindh, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali and Zacarias Moussaoui. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, McNulty directed President Bush's transition team for the Department of Justice and then served as Principal Associate Attorney General. From 1990 to 1993, under President George H. W. Bush, McNulty was the Justice Department's director of policy and its chief spokesman.

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