Category: DOJ

Three Men Indicted for $30 Million Foreign Exchange Fraud Scheme | OPA

A federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida returned an indictment Thursday charging two U.S. citizens and a Dutch national with conducting a foreign exchange trading scheme to…

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Man Sentenced to 162 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS | OPA

WASHINGTON – An Illinois man was sentenced today to 162 months, the equivalent of 13 ½ years, in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of…

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California Man Convicted with Federal Hate Crime for Attempting to Stab Black Man | OPA

 A federal jury convicted a California man today of a federal hate crime for attacking a Black man with a knife on a street in Santa Cruz. Ole Hougen, 44, of…

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Justice Department Tax Enforcement Already in Gear | OPA

As tax filing season continues, the Department of Justice’s Tax Division reminds taxpayers to pay careful attention to their reporting and filing obligations and to timely pay all taxes due….

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Colorado Physician Charged for Misappropriating Thousands from Three Different COVID Relief Programs | OPA

An indictment was unsealed Wednesday in Denver charging a Colorado man with stealing nearly $300,000 in government funds from three different COVID relief programs and with making false statements in…

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Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of Chicago Regarding Pedestrians with Visual Disabilities | OPA

The Justice Department today moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act…

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Abatement Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegally Removing Asbestos | OPA

A New York woman pleaded guilty today to illegally removing and disposing of asbestos. According to court documents, between 2015 and 2016, Stephanie Laskin, 45, of Newburgh, along with several…

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Attorney General Garland’s Full Remarks on Gun Violence Prevention at the White House Rose Garden | OPA

Thank you, Mr. President and Madam Vice President. We stand here today, not at a moment of tragedy, but in the midst of an enduring tragedy. So far this year,…

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California CEO Pleads Guilty in Employment Tax Scheme | OPA

A California man pleaded guilty yesterday to employment tax fraud. According to court documents, Michael Todd Lucas, CEO of i3 Brands Inc., controlled a number of inventory software development businesses…

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Maryland Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud | OPA

A Maryland return preparer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the United States and to assisting in the preparation of a false tax return. According to court documents and…

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