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Apr 17, 2015, 12:42 ET Justice Department to Recognize Significant Contributions to Crime Victims' Rights and Services

The Justice Department will present 12 awards to individuals and teams from across the nation who are leading efforts to advance victim services and...


Sep 11, 2010, 12:33 ET Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial September 11th Ceremony

The following was released today by the U.S. Department of Justice: Thank you, Herb [Giobbi], for your kind words, your leadership, and your...


Jul 28, 2010, 06:20 ET Spokane, Washington, Man Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charges Related to Threats to Reproductive Health Services Clinic

Donald Hertz, 70, of Spokane, Wash., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Spokane to one count of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic...


Jul 28, 2010, 05:29 ET Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Dalton Township, Michigan

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Dalton Township, Mich., alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with...


Jul 28, 2010, 04:25 ET Court Orders Alabama Department of Mental Health to Reemploy Returning Veteran

A U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Ala., granted judgment in favor of the United States yesterday in a lawsuit brought to enforce the Uniformed...


Jul 28, 2010, 03:50 ET Settlement Reached to Expedite Cleanup for Walpole, Massachusetts, Superfund Site

A $13 million settlement has been reached between four parties and the United States to expedite cleanup of the contaminated Blackburn and Union...


Jul 28, 2010, 03:23 ET Statement of the Attorney General on Passage of the Fair Sentencing Act

The following statement of the Attorney General was released today by the U.S. Department of Justice: "I congratulate the House of Representatives on ...


Jul 28, 2010, 03:08 ET Former St. Louis, Missouri, Area Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations

The Justice Department announced today that Leon Pullen, 32, of Foley, Mo., pleaded guilty to civil rights violations stemming from several incidents ...


Jul 28, 2010, 02:31 ET Founding Member of Abu Sayyaf Group Pleads Guilty to 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

The Justice Department announced that Madhatta Haipe, a citizen of the Philippines and founding member of Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyyah, also known as the ...


Jul 28, 2010, 01:47 ET Third Chi Mei Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve Jail Time for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

A former executive from Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation (Chi Mei) has agreed to plead guilty and to serve jail in the United States for...


Jul 28, 2010, 01:43 ET Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Department of Defense of More than $450,000

A Virginia man pleaded guilty today to one count of mail fraud for his participation in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense, announced ...


Jul 27, 2010, 11:19 ET MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Death After Conviction on Racketeering Charges Related to Double Murders

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. today formally imposed the federal death penalty sentence on Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana,...


Jul 27, 2010, 06:51 ET Former Army Contractor Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Assault After Collision in Kuwait Kills One Sailor and Seriously Injures Another

A former U.S. Army contractor was arrested today in Newport News, Va., for allegedly killing one sailor and seriously injuring another in a vehicular ...


Jul 27, 2010, 05:37 ET Former CEO of The Morgan Crucible Co. Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

A federal jury in Philadelphia today convicted Ian P. Norris, the former CEO of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, a United Kingdom corporation, of...


Jul 27, 2010, 04:14 ET Three Former Financial Services Executives Indicted For Roles in Fraud Schemes and Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Three former financial services executives were indicted today for their participation in fraud schemes and conspiracies related to bidding for...


Jul 27, 2010, 03:35 ET U.S. Files Suit Against Georgia Medical Center and Physician; Allegedly Submitted Claims for Worthless Services to Federal Health Care Programs

The United States has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Dr. Najam Azmat and the Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga.,...


Jul 26, 2010, 06:45 ET Subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc., Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Resolve Related Criminal and Administrative Cases

Univision Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc., pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit mail...


Jul 25, 2010, 10:30 ET Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Holder at the African Union Summit

Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Honorable Ministers, Leaders of the African Union, Leaders of the African Commission,...


Jul 23, 2010, 12:48 ET Department of Justice Announces Plans to Prepare New ADA Regulations

The Justice Department announced today that it will publish four new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) proposals addressing the accessibility of...


Jul 23, 2010, 11:08 ET Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Department of Justice's ADA 20th Anniversary Commemoration

The following was released today by the U.S. Department of Justice: Thank you, Tom [Perez]. I appreciate your kind words, but I am especially...


Jul 23, 2010, 06:55 ET Miami-Area Husband and Wife Plead Guilty in $13.7 Million HIV Infusion Clinic Fraud Scheme

Miami-area husband and wife Modesto and Victoria de la Vega pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami for their participation in a $13.7...


Jul 23, 2010, 06:40 ET Forty-Three Defendants with Ties to Mexican Drug Cartel Charged with Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Conspiracy

A criminal complaint was unsealed today charging 43 defendants with participating in a federal racketeering (RICO) conspiracy. The RICO conspiracy...


Jul 23, 2010, 06:06 ET Miami-Area Husband and Wife Plead Guilty in $13.7 Million HIV Infusion Clinic Fraud Scheme

Miami-area husband and wife Modesto and Victoria de la Vega pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami for their participation in a $13.7...


Jul 23, 2010, 05:49 ET Senior Managers of GDC Acquisitions Holding Company Charged in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Bank Fraud Conspiracy

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging the senior managers of GDC Acquisitions LLC with bank fraud conspiracy...


Jul 23, 2010, 03:37 ET Federal Court in Chicago Permanently Bars Mother/Daughter Team from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

A federal district judge in Chicago has permanently barred Natalie Bradford, individually, and operating as K & N Tax Pros Inc., and Kristine...