DOJ Could Get $28B Bump In 2012 Budget

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 7:04 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's proposed 2012 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice would bump up funding for investigations into financial fraud and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, paid in part by reducing money for the local detention of illegal immigrants.

Under the proposal, the DOJ is set to receive $28.2 billion, a 2 percent increase over 2010 funding levels, in a budget that prioritizes the FBI and prosecutions as well as intellectual property, environmental and other litigation.

The budget allocates $3 billion to the Attorney General's...
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