D.C. Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

D.C. Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

A Washington, D.C. resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft on December 4, 2018, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of IRS-Criminal Investigation, Washington D.C. Field Office. The guilty plea arose [...]

Seattle Man Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison for Cyberstalking Campaign

Seattle Man Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison for Cyberstalking Campaign

A former Information Technology professional was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years supervised release for conducting cyberstalking and threat campaigns against multiple Washington residents, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes of the Western District of Washington.  The victims’ names are [...]

South Florida Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Prison for Role in $2.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

South Florida Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Prison for Role in $2.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

An owner of a now-defunct Miami pharmacy was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his participation in a scheme that caused Medicare to pay $2.5 million in false and fraudulent claims for prescription drugs that were never purchased.  Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana [...]

Former Fund Manager Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

Former Fund Manager Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

An Eagle River, Wisconsin man, who resided in San Francisco, California, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday December 4, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Robert Seeborg in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division [...]

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the 19th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the 19th Annual Berkeley-Stanford  Advanced Patent Law Institute

“Telegraph Road”: Incentivizing Innovation at the Intersection of Patent and Antitrust Law Thank you Jim for that introduction, and for inviting me today to participate in the Advanced Patent Law Institute.  As the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, I spend most of my time with antitrust lawyers and economists.  Being among this talented group [...]

Former Head of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate Convicted of International Bribery, Money Laundering Offenses

Former Head of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate Convicted of International Bribery, Money Laundering Offenses

A federal jury in New York City today convicted the head of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in Hong Kong and Virginia on seven counts for his participation in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for a Chinese oil and gas company, announced Assistant [...]

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you for that kind introduction, Tim (Garrison), although I prefer a shorter biography. They swore me in as a prosecutor in December 1990, and they haven’t sworn me out yet. That is really all you need to know. The truth is that I planned to spend a few years [...]

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Statement on the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Statement on the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

Today, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker issued the following statement on the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush:"President George H.W. Bush was a patriot who dedicated his life to serving this great nation," Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said. "As President, he was a strong supporter of law enforcement and helped to [...]

U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Kang was sentenced to 240 months on Counts 2, 3 [...]

Jury Convicts Honduran Drug Trafficker of Cocaine Conspiracy

Jury Convicts Honduran Drug Trafficker of Cocaine Conspiracy

A federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted a Honduran man yesterday of leading a drug trafficking organization that helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States over the last decade.  Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the [...]