Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Texas Company

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with Themesoft Inc. (Themesoft), a Texas-based company that provides consulting and staffing services to technology clients, to resolve the Department’s investigation into whether the company discriminated against a work-authorized immigrant by refusing to refer him for an assignment, in…

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Scheme

A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Special Agent pleaded guilty today to devising a wire fraud scheme that defrauded SunTrust Mortgage and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) of over $40,000, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s…

Miami Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Role in $10 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Miami, Florida man was sentenced to 97 months in prison today for his role in an approximately $10 million health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct home health clinic and two sham physical rehabilitation clinics located in Miami. 

Former Venezuelan Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme

The former general manager of the procurement subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), pleaded guilty today for his role in an international money laundering scheme involving bribes paid by the owners of U.S.-based companies to Venezuelan government officials to corruptly secure energy contracts…

School Employee Pleads Guilty to Role in Bribery Scheme Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

The financial manager of Atius Technology Institute (“Atius”), a privately owned, non-accredited school specializing in information technology courses, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to bribe a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in exchange for the public official’s facilitation of over $1.4 million in payments that…

Former Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Engaging in Commercial Sex with a Minor in the Philippines

A U.S. citizen pleaded guilty today to paying a 14-year-old girl for sex on multiple occasions in 2007.

San Diego Laboratory Agrees to Pay $2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Unnecessary Breast Cancer Testing

Biotheranostics Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations that it submitted and caused the submission of false claims to Medicare for Breast Cancer Index (BCI) tests that were not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, the Department of Justice announced today. Biotheranostics…

Former Production Manager at Portland Manufacturing Company Charged for Role in Product Certification Fraud Scheme Involving NASA and the Missile Defense Agency

A former production manager at an aluminum extrusion manufacturer was charged in an indictment filed April 18, for his alleged participation in a decade-long fraud scheme involving the fraudulent certification of mechanical properties for parts manufactured by his former employer.

Gangster Disciples Member Indicted For 2007 Tennessee Murder

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee returned a superseding indictment today charging a Gangster Disciples member with murder in aid of racketeering and use of a firearm resulting in death, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for…

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Keynote Address at the University of Chicago’s Antitrust and Competition Conference

I’m honored to provide the lunch keynote today, sandwiched between my friend and former Antitrust Modernization Committee colleague, Professor Dennis Carlton, whom you heard from this morning, and my friend, Professor Carl Shapiro, whom you will hear this afternoon. It is also a great honor to see my friend, former…

Former Las Cruces U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The Justice Department today announced that former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Christopher M. Holbrook pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to obstruction of justice.

Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Theft Under Color of Law and Witness Tampering

Former police officer Anthony Maldonado, of Kahului, Maui, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law in violation of Title 18, United States Code § 242, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Witness Tampering in violation of Title 18, United…

Virginia Man Indicted for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia returned a nine-count indictment today charging a Manassas Park, Virginia man with seven counts of production of child pornography in addition to counts of distribution and possession of child pornography.

Department of Defense Employee Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Co-Worker on Military Base

A Department of Defense civilian employee pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a co-worker while on a temporary duty assignment to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, Japan in January 2016.

Former Louisiana Corrections Officers Indicted for Assault of Inmates and Obstruction of Justice

Five former corrections officers at the Richwood Correctional Center (RCC) in Monroe, Louisiana, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to physically assault five inmates in violation of their Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, as well as for their roles in…

Lance Armstrong Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations Arising From Violation of Anti-Doping Provisions of U.S. Postal Service Sponsorship Agreement

Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay the United States $5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs and methods (“PEDs”) resulted in the submission of millions of dollars in false claims for sponsorship payments to the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”), which sponsored…

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Arkansas Compounding Pharmacy and its CEO to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Drugs

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against defendants Cantrell Drug Company (Cantrell), and James L. McCarley Jr., Cantrell’s co-owner and Chief Executive Officer.  The injunction permanently enjoins the defendants from distributing adulterated drugs in violation of the federal Food,…

Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

“Animal cruelty like the conduct in this case has no place in a civilized society,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Wood. “Today’s sentencing sends a strong message that we are bringing to justice those who engage in illegal dog fighting and that anyone who engages in this conduct does so…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints a U.S. Trustee and An Acting U.S. Trustee to Cover Two U.S. Trustee Program Regions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed Ilene J. Lashinsky as the U.S. Trustee for Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma (Region 20) for an interim period, and Paul A. Randolph as the Acting U.S. Trustee for Kentucky and Tennessee (Region 8), the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) announced today.

Las Vegas Realtor Indicted for Tax and Bank Fraud

A federal grand jury for the District of Nevada has returned an indictment yesterday, charging a former Las Vegas, Nevada, realtor with tax evasion, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, making a false statement to a bank and failure to file tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney…

Statement from Attorney General Sessions on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions released the following statement on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush:

Three Southwest Kansas Men Convicted of Plotting to Bomb Somali Immigrants in Garden City

Three men from the southwest Kansas area were convicted today on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in Garden City where Muslim immigrants lived, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division John Gore; Assistant Attorney General for the…

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting an Individual in His Custody

– Jerry Lynn Gragg Jr., 41, a former police officer with the Savanna Police Department in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, was sentenced today in federal court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to 100 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. Gragg previously pleaded guilty to one count of violating…

Former Flint Police Officers Plead Guilty to Theft Conspiracy Targeting Flint Police Department

Two former police officers of the Flint Police Department (FPD) pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to conspiring to commit theft from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to File Fraudulent Tax Returns Seeking More Than $9.7 Million in Refunds

A Salinas, California, resident pleaded guilty today to conspiring to file fraudulent claims for income tax refunds, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Alex G. Tse for the Northern District of California.

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion; Owes Over 1 Million Dollars to the IRS

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Dorian Wills, 52, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five…

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks About the Opioid Crisis

Thank you, Bobby, for that kind introduction. Bobby has been a federal prosecutor for nearly 24 years, and has helped prosecute a wide range of cases – from drug trafficking and money laundering to white collar corruption. He was also involved with the criminal investigation that returned an original copy…

DEA to Share Painkiller Prescription Information with 48 Attorneys General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reached a prescription drug information-sharing agreement with 48 Attorneys General.

Attorney General Sessions Announces Changes in DEA Opioid Limit Rules

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would affect its limits on annual opioid production.