Justice News http://www.julb8.com/feeds/opa/justice-news.xml en Former Jackson County Treasurer Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft and Wire Fraud Scheme http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/former-jackson-county-treasurer-sentenced-prison-identity-theft-and-wire-fraud-scheme The former treasurer of Jackson County, Kentucky, was sentenced today to 45 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400 fdddb564-519a-4b3b-89fb-f0ae4ad03caa Leader of a Sinaloan Drug Trafficking Organization Pleaded Guilty In Federal Court http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/leader-sinaloan-drug-trafficking-organization-pleaded-guilty-federal-court The leader of a Sinaloan drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute over 1000 kilograms of marijuana and conspiring to import more than five kilograms of cocaine and 1000 kilograms of marijuana. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400 78c2a719-cba2-4da0-87fc-bfeabd8c6577 The Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice Announce Veterans Affairs Health Care Fraud Task Force http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/department-veterans-affairs-office-inspector-general-and-department-justice-announce-veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA-OIG) and the Department of Justice today announced the establishment of the VA Health Care Fraud Task Force to combat fraud in VA’s expanding health care programs. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400 e8c43ae9-3d25-41dc-9659-ead87cdff500 Irish National Extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom for Pleading Guilty to Trafficking of Rhinoceros Horns Sentenced to Prison http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/irish-national-extradited-united-states-united-kingdom-pleading-guilty-trafficking-rhinoceros An Irish national who was extradited to the United States in August pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for his role in trafficking a libation cup made from the horn of a protected rhinoceros. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400 b623138b-1bb0-4dc2-b018-0f6c3f356fbb Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Coahoma County, Mississippi, to Enforce the Rights of a United States Army Reservist http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-coahoma-county-mississippi-enforce-rights-united-0 The Department of Justice announced that it filed a complaint yesterday in federal court in the Northern District of Mississippi against Coahoma County, Mississippi (Coahoma County), to protect the employment rights of an Army Reservist, Staff Sergeant First Class (SSG) Jason Sims Sr. ? Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400 e4e7d9ff-cb16-44f2-b9cb-d07511e5ac43 Justice Department Sues Owners and Managers of Rental Properties in Honolulu, Hawaii for Discriminating Against Families with Children http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/justice-department-sues-owners-and-managers-rental-properties-honolulu-hawaii-discriminating The Department of Justice today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners and managers of residential rental housing in Honolulu, Hawaii, refused to rent to families with children, in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 7c566ed8-f2d4-49c7-a924-7085259fbe59 Northern California Resident Charged with Acting as an Illegal Agent http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/northern-california-resident-charged-acting-illegal-agent The Department of Justice unsealed charges today in a criminal complaint charging Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, 56, for acting as an illegal foreign agent in delivering classified United States national security information to officials of the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 b9566089-6f0d-4376-a5ad-3421e1c0157a Justice Department Alleges Maryland Used Car Dealership Engaged in Illegal Lending Discrimination Against African Americans http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/justice-department-alleges-maryland-used-car-dealership-engaged-illegal-lending The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit today alleging that defendant Guaranteed Auto Sales, a used car dealership, along with its owner and manager, defendants Kelly Ann West and Robert Chesgreen, violated the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act by offering different terms of credit based on race to those seeking to purchase and finance used cars in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The lawsuit is based on the results of testing conducted by the department’s Fair Housing Testing Program, in which individuals pose as prospective car buyers to gather information about possible discriminatory practices. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 3e1b2baa-7572-4528-b4b3-12ce09dd5e2d Cuban Citizen Sentenced for Making False Statements on an Application for Lawful Permanent Residence and for Theft of Government Funds http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/cuban-citizen-sentenced-making-false-statements-application-lawful-permanent-residence-and A Cuban citizen and high-ranking official in the Cuban government living in Miami, Florida, was sentenced to six months in prison for making false statements in his application for lawful permanent residence and for theft of government funds. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 58fcf22b-7dd3-44e0-8e34-059ad93b97f6 Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/federal-law-enforcement-action-involving-fraudulent-genetic-testing-results-charges-against A federal law enforcement action involving fraudulent genetic cancer testing has resulted in charges in five federal districts against 35 defendants associated with dozens of telemedicine companies and cancer genetic testing laboratories (CGx) for their alleged participation in one of the largest health care fraud schemes ever charged. According to the charges, these defendants fraudulently billed Medicare more than $2.1 billion for these CGx tests. Among those charged today are 10 medical professionals, including nine doctors. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 8502cd01-d620-41bf-9414-f9753588736a Brooklyn Businessman Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Over Employment Taxes http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/brooklyn-businessman-pleads-guilty-failing-pay-over-employment-taxes A Brooklyn, New York, businessman pleaded guilty today to failing to collect, truthfully account for, and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.? Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 d04db4e7-3b54-4c89-ba04-bbeced645efd Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in Indiana Lawsuit Brought by Former Teacher Against Archdiocese http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/justice-department-files-statement-interest-indiana-lawsuit-brought-former-teacher-against The Justice Department today filed a Statement of Interest explaining that the First Amendment protects the right of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis to interpret and apply Catholic doctrine. The lawsuit was brought against the Archdiocese by a former teacher who was fired from a Catholic high school within the diocese because he was in a same-sex marriage in contradiction to Catholic teaching on marriage. The Archdiocese indicated that the school had to terminate the teacher, or the school would forfeit its Catholic identity, which would have led to several repercussions for the school. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 d15eb61f-6833-4aa9-9829-c0904f758b69 Midwest Health Care Fraud Law Enforcement Action Results in Charges Against 53 Individuals Alleging $250 Million in Loss http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/midwest-health-care-fraud-law-enforcement-action-results-charges-against-53-individuals Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today a health care fraud law enforcement action in Detroit, Chicago and Minnesota. Charges were filed against 20 individuals in the Eastern District of Michigan for their alleged involvement in Medicare fraud schemes resulting in $144.8 million in illegitimate billings. In the Northern District of Illinois, charges were filed against 12 individuals for their alleged involvement in Medicare fraud schemes resulting in over $103 million in illegitimate billings. Of those charged in the two federal districts, seven were doctors or licensed medical professionals. In addition, in the state of Minnesota, 21 defendants, including two licensed medical professionals, have been charged with defrauding Medicaid for almost $3 million. Minnesota’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigated these cases. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 99213200-77ea-48f0-ad5d-844799ed059b Federal Court Terminates Agreement After the City of Providence Transforms Services for Students with Disabilities at Providence Public High School http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/federal-court-terminates-agreement-after-city-providence-transforms-services-students The Justice Department announced today that the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island terminated the Interim Settlement Agreement (ISA), with the City of Providence (City), in U.S. v. Rhode Island and City of Providence.? The independent Court Monitor has found that the City has substantially complied with the ISA’s requirements. ?Because of the City’s commitment to complying with the ISA, the City now provides transitional services and supports to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) at Mount Pleasant High School, including community experiences, to enable those students to prepare for and obtain competitive jobs in businesses in the community.? Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 e2de8505-21f9-4a5e-ae28-afd724e66dae Former Mexican State Attorney General Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Participation in International Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/former-mexican-state-attorney-general-sentenced-20-years-prison-participation-international A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, and the former State Attorney General for the State of Nayarit, Mexico, was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release, following his guilty plea to an international heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana manufacture and distribution conspiracy. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 de779371-edb9-4b69-b141-28f807750169 Pharmaceutical Company Targeting Elderly Victims Admits to Paying Kickbacks, Resolves Related False Claims Act Violations http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/pharmaceutical-company-targeting-elderly-victims-admits-paying-kickbacks-resolves-related Avanir Pharmaceuticals (Avanir), a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Aliso Viejo, California, was charged for paying kickbacks to a physician to induce prescriptions of its drug Nuedexta, the Department of Justice announced today. The Northern District of Ohio also announced indictments of four individuals, including former Avanir employees and one of the top prescribers of Nuedexta in the country, who were involved in the kickback scheme. Avanir has also agreed to pay over $95 million to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations of kickbacks as well as its false and misleading marketing of Nuedexta to providers in long term care facilities to induce them to prescribe it for behaviors commonly associated with dementia patients, which is not an approved use of the drug. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 3433c238-1194-4073-b647-027bbb9166de Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown in Northeastern U.S. Results in Charges Against 48 Individuals http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/federal-health-care-fraud-takedown-northeastern-us-results-charges-against-48-individuals Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 00deb99e-4e42-4f5a-8718-25f76c6e8729 Joint US-EU Statement on Electronic Evidence Sharing Negotiations http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/joint-us-eu-statement-electronic-evidence-sharing-negotiations U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission officials met yesterday to begin formal negotiations on an E.U.-U.S. agreement to facilitate access to electronic evidence in criminal investigations. After a productive first discussion, there was agreement to regular negotiating rounds with the view to concluding an agreement as quickly as possible. Progress will be reviewed at the next E.U.-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in December. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 33baa2ee-aae0-4b28-a72c-b192c08823ab Department of Justice Announces Arrests in Pensacola-Based Dog Fighting Ring Investigation http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/department-justice-announces-arrests-pensacola-based-dog-fighting-ring-investigation Five individuals were arrested yesterday on a 44-count federal indictment charging violations of the dogfighting prohibitions of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and conspiracy to commit those violations. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400 d832d06f-061b-41f1-92b8-97c8145d2cda The Department of Justice Announces Launch of New Process for Filing Documents Pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA) http://www.julb8.com/opa/pr/department-justice-announces-launch-new-process-filing-documents-pursuant-foreign-agents The Department of Justice today announced a new online system for filing, storing, and searching registrations under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). ? 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