American Justice Notebook

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." — Thomas Jefferson

One of the newest members of the FBI has a decidedly low-tech method of sniffing out digital evidence: she uses her nose.
Iris, an 18-month-old Labrador retriever, is the FBI’s first electronic-detection K-9 and can sniff out just about any electronic device that stores memory —regardless of how well a criminal has hidden it.

A former special agent of the FBI plead guilty today in federal court to stealing more than $136,000 of drug proceeds seized during the execution of search warrants in 2014, falsifying reports and tampering with a witness, according to officials.
Scott M. Bowman, 44, of Moreno Valley, California, used the money for personal use including cars, plastic surgery for his wife and a weekend vacation to Las Vegas, according to officials.