Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Five Additional Broadcast Television Companies, Including One National Sales Representative Firm, In Ongoing Information Sharing Investigation

This post was originally published on this site“The Antitrust Division’s efforts to protect competition in the television broadcast industry continue with today’s settlements that will stop the unlawful exchange of competitively sensitive information among rival broadcasters and their sales rep firms,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “Vigorous … Read moreJustice Department Reaches Settlement with Five Additional Broadcast Television Companies, Including One National Sales Representative Firm, In Ongoing Information Sharing Investigation

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association

This post was originally published on this siteThank you, John, for that kind introduction and thank you for your leadership as president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, which is one of the oldest and most respected law enforcement organizations in America. I want to congratulate Sheriff Layton for four years of service in Indianapolis and … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association

Attorney General William P. Barr Appoints Katharine Sullivan to be Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs and Announces that Laura L. Rogers Will Serve as the Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Attorney General William P. Barr today announced that he has appointed Katharine Sullivan to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs and that Laura L. Rogers will serve as the Acting Director of the Office on Violence … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Appoints Katharine Sullivan to be Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs and Announces that Laura L. Rogers Will Serve as the Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women

Libyan National Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges in 2012 Attack on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi

This post was originally published on this siteMustafa al-Imam, a Libyan national approximately 48 years old, was found guilty of terrorism charges for his participation in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. government personnel Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen … Read moreLibyan National Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges in 2012 Attack on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi

Second New York Broker-Dealer Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids for Financial Instruments in Violation of Antitrust Law

This post was originally published on this site“In today’s proceeding, the Department of Justice and its law enforcement partners held to account another broker-dealer for its role in suppressing competition and rigging bids in the financial services industry,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “The competitive integrity of financial … Read moreSecond New York Broker-Dealer Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids for Financial Instruments in Violation of Antitrust Law

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

This post was originally published on this siteInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health … Read moreIBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Two Compounding Pharmacies and Their Owner For Submitting Inflated Claims and Improperly Waiving Patient Copayments

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice announced today that the United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Smart Pharmacy Inc., and SP2 LLC, two compounding pharmacies located in Jacksonville, Florida. The complaint alleges that the pharmacies improperly included the drug aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic drug, in compounded pain … Read moreUnited States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Two Compounding Pharmacies and Their Owner For Submitting Inflated Claims and Improperly Waiving Patient Copayments

Prosecutors From The United States, Colombia and Mexico Strengthen Their Commitment to Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations

This post was originally published on this siteOn June 12 to 14, in Cartagena, Colombia, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States came together for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group. The mission of the Working Group is to engage in specialized training and to develop joint strategies and best practices to … Read moreProsecutors From The United States, Colombia and Mexico Strengthen Their Commitment to Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations

New York Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Join ISIS in Yemen

This post was originally published on this siteEarlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Mohamed Rafik Naji was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment to be followed by five years supervised release by United States District Judge Frederic Block for attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), … Read moreNew York Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Join ISIS in Yemen

Justice Department Celebrates Strong Support for Religious Freedom at One Year Mark of the Place to Worship Initiative

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced the one-year anniversary of its Place to Worship Initiative, which focuses on protecting the rights of religious individuals and communities to build, expand, buy, or rent houses of worship and other religious facilities as guaranteed by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized … Read moreJustice Department Celebrates Strong Support for Religious Freedom at One Year Mark of the Place to Worship Initiative

Bureau of Prisons “Ready to Work” Initiative Seeks New Business Partnerships to Strengthen Reentry Success and Address National Hiring Challenges

This post was originally published on this siteToday, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced a new initiative to work directly with interested employers seeking to hire newly-released inmates. Through the “Ready to Work” initiative, the BOP seeks to connect employers directly to inmates to improve reentry outcomes. This initiative is part of the BOP’s holistic … Read moreBureau of Prisons “Ready to Work” Initiative Seeks New Business Partnerships to Strengthen Reentry Success and Address National Hiring Challenges

Justice Department Settles Suit Against Indiana Bank to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana today filed a complaint and settlement agreement, resolving allegations that First Merchants Bank engaged in lending discrimination by “redlining” predominantly African-American neighborhoods within Indianapolis, Indiana. “Redlining” is a term describing an illegal practice … Read moreJustice Department Settles Suit Against Indiana Bank to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims

Justice Department Announces New Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General William P. Barr today announced the establishment of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for six federal districts, the FBI, the U.S. … Read moreJustice Department Announces New Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Louisiana Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Violate the Federal Housing Rights of Woman with Disabilities

This post was originally published on this siteJody Lambert, 24, was sentenced today in the Eastern District of Louisiana to 120 months imprisonment for conspiring with members of his family to prevent D.P., a woman with cognitive disabilities, from exercising her right to rent and occupy a dwelling without injury, intimidation, and interference because of … Read moreLouisiana Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Violate the Federal Housing Rights of Woman with Disabilities

Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trying to Join ISIS

This post was originally published on this siteA Dayton, Ohio man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 180 months in prison and 25 years of supervised release for attempting, and conspiring, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Benjamin … Read moreOhio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trying to Join ISIS

Long Island Construction Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Employment Taxes to IRS

This post was originally published on this siteA Long Island business person in the construction industry pleaded guilty today to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Please follow and like us:

Exercise Equipment Inventor Sentenced to Prison for Failing to File Income Tax Returns and Health Care Benefits Fraud

This post was originally published on this siteA Cheyenne, Wyoming, resident, who created exercise equipment, was sentenced to prison today, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen for the District of Wyoming. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin sentenced Douglas Brendle … Read moreExercise Equipment Inventor Sentenced to Prison for Failing to File Income Tax Returns and Health Care Benefits Fraud

Former Mississippi Corrections Officer Charged with Beating Inmate

This post was originally published on this siteA federal grand jury indicted Sharalyn McClain, 28, a former Mississippi Department of Corrections officer, for using excessive force against an inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The indictment charges McClain with a felony civil rights offense for her role in the assault of the inmate, and … Read moreFormer Mississippi Corrections Officer Charged with Beating Inmate

Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Applicability of the Wire Act to Non-Sports Gambling

This post was originally published on this siteIn the June 12, 2019 memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys, Assistant Attorneys General, and the FBI, the Deputy Attorney General extended at least until the end of the calendar year the grace period on implementing the Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) 2018 opinion finding that all but one … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Applicability of the Wire Act to Non-Sports Gambling

Participants in Hospital Development Project Resolve Alleged Liability for Improperly Obtaining Government-Insured Loan

This post was originally published on this sitePacific Medical Buildings LLC (PMB), PMB Lakeway LLC, RD Development Partners LLC, Lakeway Management LLC, J&L Rush Family Partnership LP, Jeff Rush, and Brad Daniel have agreed to pay the United States $1.1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by improperly helping to … Read moreParticipants in Hospital Development Project Resolve Alleged Liability for Improperly Obtaining Government-Insured Loan

Louisiana Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for Setting Fire to Three St. Landry Parish Churches

This post was originally published on this siteHolden James Matthews, 21, of Opelousas, Louisiana, was charged by a federal grand jury in an indictment unsealed today for setting fire to and destroying three churches in St. Landry Parish, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and United States … Read moreLouisiana Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for Setting Fire to Three St. Landry Parish Churches

Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

This post was originally published on this siteTwo owners and operators of a Los Angeles, California, home health agency were sentenced to 120 and 78 months in prison yesterday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services, including home health services, diagnostic testing, medical procedures and durable medical equipment … Read moreOwners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

This post was originally published on this siteAs the 2019 hurricane season begins, the Department of Justice reminds the public to be on the lookout for fraud against natural disaster victims, and report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF). The Atlantic Hurricane Season opened June 1 and runs through November 30. Please … Read moreDepartment of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation

This post was originally published on this siteThank you, Stacie, for that kind introduction, and thank you for all the critically important work you do on behalf of the Department of Justice as the National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. I would also like to thank … Read morePrincipal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart”

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced the arrest of almost 1,700 suspected online child sex offenders during a two-month, nationwide operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children task forces. The task forces identified 308 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 357 children … Read moreNearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart”

Justice Department Settles Claim Against Florida Strawberry Farm for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Sam Williamson Farms Inc. (SWF), a strawberry farm in Dover, Florida. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether SWF violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by preferring to … Read moreJustice Department Settles Claim Against Florida Strawberry Farm for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

Medical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Allegations

This post was originally published on this siteACell Inc. (ACell), a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer, pleaded guilty to charges relating to its MicroMatrix powder wound dressing product (MicroMatrix), the Department of Justice announced today. ACell entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander in the District of Maryland to one misdemeanor … Read moreMedical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Allegations

South Carolina Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

This post was originally published on this siteZakaryia Abdin, 20, of Ladson, South Carolina, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Adbin previously entered a guilty plea … Read moreSouth Carolina Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of Rental Properties in San Diego, California, Area

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Larry Nelson, owner and manager of residential housing in Spring Valley, California, violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting female tenants of his properties to sexual harassment and retaliation. Please follow and like us:

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Creation of a Working Group on Prosecuting Gun Crimes to Stop and Reduce Domestic Violence

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General William P. Barr today announced the formation of a Domestic Violence Working Group aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers, using the tools of federal prosecution to stop and prevent domestic violence. The group will operate under the auspices of the … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Announces the Creation of a Working Group on Prosecuting Gun Crimes to Stop and Reduce Domestic Violence

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Testifies Before The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on The Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee

This post was originally published on this siteI am very appreciative of the Committee’s interest in the important work of the VCF and grateful for its attention to the needs of the 9/11 community, which includes the responders and survivors of that terrible day and of the weeks and months of rescue, recovery, and remediation … Read moreSeptember 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Testifies Before The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on The Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee

ATM Installer Sent to Prison for Tax Evasion

This post was originally published on this siteA Tulsa man, who attempted to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from collecting more than $200,000 in taxes, penalties and interest he owed for 2005, and didn’t file tax returns for the years 2006 through 2012, despite earning commissions totaling nearly $5 million during these years, was … Read moreATM Installer Sent to Prison for Tax Evasion

Justice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with York County, South Carolina, to End Hiring Practices that Discriminate Against Applicants with Disabilities

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with York County, South Carolina, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agreement resolves the Department’s lawsuit alleging that the county discriminated against an applicant on the basis of his disability, dwarfism, when he sought … Read moreJustice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with York County, South Carolina, to End Hiring Practices that Discriminate Against Applicants with Disabilities

Canon Inc., Toshiba Corporation Agree to Pay $5 Million for Violating Federal Antitrust Laws

This post was originally published on this site“The HSR Act is an essential tool for antitrust enforcement because it allows federal antitrust enforcers to review proposed acquisitions for potential anticompetitive effects before they occur. Canon and Toshiba structured their transaction for the purpose of avoiding the HSR Act’s requirements,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim … Read moreCanon Inc., Toshiba Corporation Agree to Pay $5 Million for Violating Federal Antitrust Laws

Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Maine First Amendment Case

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today filed a Statement of Interest in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine supporting students who claim that the State discriminated against them in violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution when it barred them from a program … Read moreDepartment of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Maine First Amendment Case

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Bribing Naval Employee to Allow Him to Make Unauthorized Liquor Purchases

This post was originally published on this siteA New York resident pleaded guilty today to providing cash bribes to an employee of the U.S. Department of the Navy to make unauthorized liquor purchases at a Navy Exchange (NEX), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in … Read moreNew York Man Pleads Guilty to Bribing Naval Employee to Allow Him to Make Unauthorized Liquor Purchases

Three Members Of Virginia Family Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Force Victim to Labor in Their Home for Years

This post was originally published on this siteAn indictment was unsealed today in federal court following the arrests of Zahida Aman, 77, Mohammed Naumann Chaudhri, 51, and Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri, 45, all of Midlothian, Virginia. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy, forced labor, and document servitude. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice … Read moreThree Members Of Virginia Family Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Force Victim to Labor in Their Home for Years

Los Angeles Doctor and Patient Recruiter Found Guilty in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

This post was originally published on this siteA federal jury found a Los Angeles doctor and patient recruiter guilty today for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme in which Medicare was billed for clinic, home health, hospice services and durable medical equipment that patients did not need or did not receive. Please … Read moreLos Angeles Doctor and Patient Recruiter Found Guilty in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Interim Head Laura L. Rogers of the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at YWCA’s National Conference

This post was originally published on this siteGood morning and thank you all for joining in at the Federal Roundtable. As you know, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) addresses four main crimes: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Many of you work hard to address these issues as well. Using these … Read moreInterim Head Laura L. Rogers of the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at YWCA’s National Conference

Maryland Auto Parts and Scrap Metal Dealers Convicted of Tax Fraud

This post was originally published on this siteA married Clinton couple were convicted by a federal jury today of one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and four counts of filing false income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and … Read moreMaryland Auto Parts and Scrap Metal Dealers Convicted of Tax Fraud

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in Paris

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. enforcement agencies recognize, of course, that the collaborative standard-setting process can produce substantial benefits.  Standard setting enables the spectrum of industry participants cooperatively to create solutions to technical problems.  Standards can make products less costly for firms to produce and more valuable to consumers.  They can … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in Paris

Massachusetts Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

This post was originally published on this siteA Denham, Massachusetts, resident pleaded guilty today in Boston to conspiring to defraud the United States by impeding the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Please follow and like us: