Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City of Minneapolis to Resolve Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Complaint

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City of Minneapolis to Resolve Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Complaint

The Justice Department today announced that it reached an agreement with the City of Minneapolis to resolve its lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and genetic information. The Justice Department’s complaint alleges that the Minneapolis Police Department failed to hire a veteran because of his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in violation of the [...]

California Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate U.S. Sanctions Against Syria

California Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate U.S. Sanctions Against Syria

Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen of Walnut, California, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of conspiring to export U.S.-origin tactical gear to Syria in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and Syria Sanctions.  Jijakli’s guilty plea was accepted by United States District Judge James V. Selna of the United States District [...]

Maryland MS-13 Member Ordered to Serve Two Consecutive Life Sentences for Federal Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, and Other Violent Crimes

Maryland MS-13 Member Ordered to Serve Two Consecutive Life Sentences for Federal Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, and Other Violent Crimes

Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron, aka “Humilde,” and “Decente,” 28, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte to two consecutive sentences of life in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his gang activity as a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and other [...]

Justice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with Native American Community Health Center Resolving the USERRA Claims of United States Navy Reservist

Justice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with Native American Community Health Center Resolving the USERRA Claims of United States Navy Reservist

The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Native American Community Health Center (Native Health), a private corporation located in Phoenix, Arizona. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Native Health violated the employment rights of Commander Mario L. Islas, a Navy Reservist, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment [...]

Washington State Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Connection with Reveton Ransomware

Washington State Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Connection with Reveton Ransomware

A former Microsoft employee was sentenced today to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with the spread of a particular type of ransomware commonly referred to as Reveton.  Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Greenberg for [...]

Oregon Domestic Terrorism Suspect in Custody After 12 Years on the Run

Oregon Domestic Terrorism Suspect in Custody After 12 Years on the Run

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 50, of Seattle, Washington, an accused domestic terrorist and 12-year fugitive, has been apprehended and returned to the United States to face federal criminal charges in Oregon, California and Washington State.Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, Assistant Director Michael McGarrity of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, U.S. Attorney Billy J. [...]

Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty today to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney William C. Lamar for the Northern District of Mississippi. According to documents and information [...]

Former Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing a Fraudulent Tax Refund Claim

Former Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing a Fraudulent Tax Refund Claim

A former resident of Durant, Mississippi pleaded guilty today to preparing and filing a fraudulent claim for a tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney D. Michael Hurst, Jr. of the Southern District of Mississippi.  According [...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Combat Violent Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Combat Violent Crime

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Tim, for that generous introduction and thank you for your service in this office.  You’re helping to lead federal law enforcement in one of the biggest districts in America—covering over 44,000 square miles across 44 counties and serving 8.3 million people.Before I go further, I want to recognize [...]

Federal Court Shuts Down South Florida Tax Return Preparers and Enters Monetary Judgments in Favor of the United States

Federal Court Shuts Down South Florida Tax Return Preparers and Enters Monetary Judgments in Favor of the United States

Today, a federal court in Miami, Florida permanently enjoined Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The Court also entered judgments against Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot and in favor of the United States in the amounts of $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, on the United States’ claim for the [...]