Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

This post was originally published on this siteCandace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of … Read moreFormer State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

This post was originally published on this siteJapan Fair Trade Commission is one of the world’s oldest and largest competition agency.  The relationship between the JFTC and the U.S. antitrust agencies reflects a long history of working together on competition enforcement.  Please follow and like us:

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Adam S. Hickey of the National Security Division Delivers Remarks at the Fifth National Conference on CFIUS and Team Telecom

This post was originally published on this siteGood morning, and thank you for the invitation to return to this forum. This conference is one of the few devoted to national security reviews of foreign investment. It’s a unique opportunity for us in the government to talk to the private sector about the threats we see … Read moreDeputy Assistant Attorney General Adam S. Hickey of the National Security Division Delivers Remarks at the Fifth National Conference on CFIUS and Team Telecom

Metro Detroit Area Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

This post was originally published on this siteA Detroit, Michigan, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison after being found guilty at trial of 25 counts of preparing false federal income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.  Please follow and like us:

Attorney General Appoints Regina Lombardo Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General William P. Barr announced today that he has appointed Regina “Reggie” Lombardo to be Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), effective May 1, 2019.  Lombardo will replace Thomas Brandon, who will be retiring from federal service on April 30, … Read moreAttorney General Appoints Regina Lombardo Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Former Grundy County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Civil Rights Offense and Making False Statements

This post was originally published on this siteGregory Higgins, 42, was indicted today for using excessive force against an arrestee while Higgins was a deputy with the Grundy County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee J. … Read moreFormer Grundy County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Civil Rights Offense and Making False Statements

Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturer Agrees to Pay Over $46 Million for Defrauding Customers, Including the United States, in Connection with Test Result Falsification Scheme

This post was originally published on this siteAn Oregon aluminum extrusion manufacturer has agreed to pay $46 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and others to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a 19-year fraud scheme that included falsifying thousands of certifications for aluminum extrusions provided to hundreds of customers. Please follow … Read moreAluminum Extrusion Manufacturer Agrees to Pay Over $46 Million for Defrauding Customers, Including the United States, in Connection with Test Result Falsification Scheme

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking in CITES-Protected Water Monitor Lizards

This post was originally published on this site“To remove members of endangered species from their natural habitat and illegally sell them in the United States is harmful to the animals, their native habitats, and the new ecosystems they have unwittingly invaded,” said Assistant Attorney General Clark. “The Department of Justice remains determined to work with … Read moreNew Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking in CITES-Protected Water Monitor Lizards

Jury Finds Pennsylvania Biofuel Company Owners Guilty of Tax and False Statements Conspiracy

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing a 14-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ben T. Wootton, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Race A. Miner, of Buena Vista, Colorado, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six counts of making false statements to the … Read moreJury Finds Pennsylvania Biofuel Company Owners Guilty of Tax and False Statements Conspiracy

Greek Ship Management Company, Corporate Vessel Owner, and Chief Engineer Indicted for Falsification of Pollution Records, Obstruction of Justice, and Witness Tampering

This post was originally published on this siteA federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware, returned a six-count indictment today charging Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and Chief Engineer Vasileios Mazarakis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering, the Justice Department announced. Please follow and like … Read moreGreek Ship Management Company, Corporate Vessel Owner, and Chief Engineer Indicted for Falsification of Pollution Records, Obstruction of Justice, and Witness Tampering

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

This post was originally published on this siteA Hope, Rhode Island, man who failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income taxes pleaded guilty yesterday to tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman for the District … Read moreRhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

This post was originally published on this siteAn indictment unsealed today charges Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, of Niskayuna, New York, and Zhaoxi Zhang, 47, of Liaoning Province, China, with economic espionage and conspiring to steal General Electric’s (GE’s) trade secrets surrounding turbine technologies, knowing and intending that those stolen trade secrets would be used to benefit … Read moreFormer GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

School Owner Indicted for Defrauding Department of Veterans Affairs Program Dedicated to Rehabilitating Disabled Military Veterans

This post was originally published on this siteThe owner of a physical security school has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program dedicated to rehabilitating military veterans with service-connecting disabilities and for making false statements to the VA. Please follow and like us:

Wisconsin Resident Waheba Dais Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

This post was originally published on this siteA Wisconsin woman pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Acting … Read moreWisconsin Resident Waheba Dais Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Texas Couple Each Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Forced Labor and Related Offenses

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. District Court Judge Reid O’Connor sentenced defendants Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, to seven years in prison each and ordered them to pay $288,620.24 in restitution. A federal jury convicted the defendants of forced labor, conspiracy to commit alien harboring, and alien … Read moreTexas Couple Each Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Forced Labor and Related Offenses

Former Captain of Arkansas Juvenile Detention Center Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Assault Juvenile Detainees

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Captain of the White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Peggy Kendrick, 45, was sentenced yesterday to prison for her role in conspiring to assault juvenile inmates, assaulting a 16-year-old juvenile, and obstructing justice by falsifying incident reports about that assault. Kendrick, who served as captain and administrator … Read moreFormer Captain of Arkansas Juvenile Detention Center Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Assault Juvenile Detainees

Indian National Extradited to United States to Face Charges for Leadership Role in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

This post was originally published on this siteAn Indian national has been extradited to the United States from Singapore to face charges related to his role as an operator of a call center network that targeted U.S victims. The massive India-based telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering conspiracy defrauded thousands of U.S. residents out of … Read moreIndian National Extradited to United States to Face Charges for Leadership Role in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Fifth Defendant Pleads Guilty to Laundering Millions of Dollars of Hard Narcotics Proceeds for Sinaloa Cartel

This post was originally published on this siteA Culiacan, Mexico man pleaded guilty to international money laundering in connection with his operation of a currency exchange house that received the proceeds of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin smuggled into the United States by the Sinaloa Cartel, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski … Read moreFifth Defendant Pleads Guilty to Laundering Millions of Dollars of Hard Narcotics Proceeds for Sinaloa Cartel

The Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and State of Colorado Reach Agreement with Highpoint Operating Corporation to Resolve Alleged Clean Air Act Violations and Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado

This post was originally published on this site“As part of the department’s continued effort to safeguard and improve air quality, we remain committed to reducing the emissions of volatile organic compounds that contribute to high levels of ground-level ozone and so endanger the public health,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark. “This settlement reflects … Read moreThe Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and State of Colorado Reach Agreement with Highpoint Operating Corporation to Resolve Alleged Clean Air Act Violations and Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

This post was originally published on this siteGood Morning.  Thank you all for being here today. On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations.  As I … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Canadian Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Committing Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries and Other Offenses

This post was originally published on this siteAmor M. Ftouhi, 51, of Quebec, Canada, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman to life in prison for committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries and two other offenses in conjunction with his attack on a Bishop Airport police officer on June 21, … Read moreCanadian Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Committing Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries and Other Offenses

United States Reaches Settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. for Cleanup of Contaminated Soils and Sediments at North Carolina Superfund Site

This post was originally published on this site“This settlement incisively corrects historic environmental issues impinging on the Cape Fear River,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to work with its partners at EPA to ensure that companies are held … Read moreUnited States Reaches Settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. for Cleanup of Contaminated Soils and Sediments at North Carolina Superfund Site

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II, together with multiple law enforcement partners, today announced enforcement actions involving 60 charged defendants across 11 federal districts, including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners, and seven other licensed … Read moreAppalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

Department of Justice Releases Reports Focused on Improving Safety and Wellness of the Nation’s 800,000 Law Enforcement Officers

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today released two complementary reports that focus on the mental health and safety of the nation’s federal, state, local and tribal police officers. The reports, Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress and Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven … Read moreDepartment of Justice Releases Reports Focused on Improving Safety and Wellness of the Nation’s 800,000 Law Enforcement Officers

Florida Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

This post was originally published on this siteA Port St. Lucie, Florida, man was sentenced to 84 months in prison today for filing false tax returns on behalf of his clients and for failing to report his true income on his own income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of … Read moreFlorida Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

Former Manager for International Airline Pleads Guilty to Acting as an Agent of the Chinese Government

This post was originally published on this siteEarlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Ying Lin pleaded guilty to acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), without notification to the Attorney General, by working at the direction and control of military officers assigned to the Permanent Mission of the … Read moreFormer Manager for International Airline Pleads Guilty to Acting as an Agent of the Chinese Government

Justice Department Settles Claims Against Farmersville,Texas, Involving Denial of Islamic Cemetery

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced an agreement with the City of Farmersville, Texas, to resolve allegations that the City violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when, in July 2017, it … Read moreJustice Department Settles Claims Against Farmersville,Texas, Involving Denial of Islamic Cemetery

Four Extradited from Peru for Operating Spanish-Speaking Call Centers that Extorted U.S. Consumers

This post was originally published on this siteFour Peruvian residents have been extradited to the United States, where they stand accused of operating a large-scale extortion scheme from 2012 through 2015, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service today announced.  Please follow and like us:

Proposed Class Action Settlement Involving Lenny & Larry’s Cookies Amended to Give Consumers More Value

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing objections raised by the United States and others, the parties in a class action matter involving Lenny & Larry’s cookies filed an amended proposed settlement that would direct additional value toward consumer plaintiffs, the Department of Justice today announced.  Please follow and like us:

UniCredit Bank AG Agrees to Plead Guilty for Illegally Processing Transactions in Violation of Iranian Sanctions

This post was originally published on this siteUniCredit Bank AG (UCB AG), a financial institution headquartered in Munich, operating under the name HypoVereinsbank, and part of the UniCredit Group has agreed to enter a guilty plea to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and to defraud the United States by processing … Read moreUniCredit Bank AG Agrees to Plead Guilty for Illegally Processing Transactions in Violation of Iranian Sanctions

Maryland Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

This post was originally published on this siteA Laurel, Maryland, man was sentenced to nine years in prison today, to be followed by 25 years of supervised release for distribution of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District … Read moreMaryland Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

The Department of Justice Files Amended Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of Rental Properties in Lexington, Tennessee

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that it has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against a Lexington, Tennessee, landlord, Chad David Ables, alleging that he violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting female tenants of his rental properties to sexual harassment and retaliation. Please follow and … Read moreThe Department of Justice Files Amended Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of Rental Properties in Lexington, Tennessee

Bureau of Prisons Tests Micro-Jamming Technology in South Carolina Prison to Prevent Contraband Cell Phones

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) conducted a pilot test of micro-jamming technology at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, S.C.  The test – the first collaboration of this kind in a state corrections facility – was conducted to determine if micro-jamming could prevent wireless … Read moreBureau of Prisons Tests Micro-Jamming Technology in South Carolina Prison to Prevent Contraband Cell Phones

Medicare Advantage Provider to Pay $30 Million to Settle Alleged Overpayment of Medicare Advantage Funds

This post was originally published on this site“The Medicare Advantage Program provides benefits to a significant portion of federal health care beneficiaries,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will help ensure that accurate information is supplied to the Medicare Advantage Program by plans and … Read moreMedicare Advantage Provider to Pay $30 Million to Settle Alleged Overpayment of Medicare Advantage Funds

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Delivers Remarks At National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

This post was originally published on this siteThank you, Matt. I am grateful to you and Darlene for your leadership and your outstanding support of crime victims throughout the country. I also want to thank the staff of the Office for Victims of Crime for their hard work advancing the cause of victims’ rights and … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Delivers Remarks At National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks on Disability Rights at the Site Where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated

This post was originally published on this siteThe Lorraine Motel is the sight of one of the great tragedies in our history – the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We are here at the Motel and the National Civil Rights Museum for an important purpose:  training about disability rights.  It is altogether appropriate … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks on Disability Rights at the Site Where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime For Crossburning

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that Louie Bernard Revette pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his commission of a crossburning on Oct. 24, 2017, in Seminary, Mississippi. Specifically, Revette, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with housing rights, a federal civil rights violation, and … Read moreMississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime For Crossburning

General Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans Included in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that General Electric (GE) will pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans originated by WMC Mortgage (WMC), a GE subsidiary. WMC, GE, … Read moreGeneral Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans Included in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

President of E-Commerce Company Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing

This post was originally published on this site“Today’s guilty plea demonstrates the Antitrust Division’s commitment to prosecuting executives who conspire to fix prices of products sold online,” said Assistant Attorney General Delrahim.  “The Department and its law enforcement partners are committed to detecting and preventing collusion carried out using encrypted messaging applications and social media … Read morePresident of E-Commerce Company Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing

Two Romanian Cybercriminals Convicted of All 21 Counts Relating to Infecting Over 400,000 Victim Computers with Malware and Stealing Millions of Dollars

This post was originally published on this siteA federal jury today convicted two Bucharest, Romania, residents of 21 counts related to their scheme to infect victim computers with malware in order to steal credit card and other information to sell on dark market websites, mine cryptocurrency and engage in online auction fraud, announced Assistant Attorney … Read moreTwo Romanian Cybercriminals Convicted of All 21 Counts Relating to Infecting Over 400,000 Victim Computers with Malware and Stealing Millions of Dollars

Washington-Based Lawyer Indicted on Charge of Making False Statements to the Department of Justice

This post was originally published on this siteA federal grand jury today returned an indictment charging Gregory B. Craig, a Washington-based lawyer, with making false statements and concealing material information about his activities on behalf of Ukraine from the Department of Justice, National Security Division’s Foreign Agents Registration Act Unit (FARA Unit). Please follow and … Read moreWashington-Based Lawyer Indicted on Charge of Making False Statements to the Department of Justice

Charity Executives, Former Arkansas State Senator Indicted for Embezzlement and Public Corruption Scheme

This post was originally published on this siteTwo former executives of a Springfield, Missouri-based charity and a former Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced … Read moreCharity Executives, Former Arkansas State Senator Indicted for Embezzlement and Public Corruption Scheme