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Virus Field Research: Policy Options to Help Reduce Risks and Enhance Benefits

What GAO Found

Virus field research shows benefits in responding to outbreaks and some predictive ability. However, identifying specific preventative benefits of such research is

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Contract Financing: Factors That Influence the Use of Financing Methods and DOD’s Progress on Proposed Actions

What GAO Found

The Department of Defense (DOD) has long recognized that weapon systems—such as aircraft, missiles, and satellites—are capital intensive and take a long

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Black Lung Benefits Program: Lack of Resolution on Coal Operator Self-Insurance Increases Financial Risk to Trust Fund

What GAO Found

The Department of Labor (DOL) took initial steps to implement GAO’s 2020 recommendations to improve its oversight of self-insured coal mine operators,

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Rental Housing: Information on Institutional Investment in Single-Family Homes

What GAO Found

Large “institutional” investors emerged in the wake of the 2007–2009 financial crisis, bulk-purchasing foreclosed homes at auction and converting them into rental

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Two Alleged Members of a Transnational Money Laundering Organization Arrested for Laundering Millions of Dollars in Drug Proceeds

Two alleged members of a transnational money laundering organization were arrested on criminal charges related to their alleged involvement in a scheme to launder millions
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Ringleader and Company Insider Plead Guilty to Defrauding Biochemical Company and Diverting Products to China Using Falsified Export Documents

The Justice Department today announced that Pen Yu, aka Ben Yu, 51, of Gibsonton, Florida, and Gregory Muñoz, 45, of Minneola, Florida, have each pleaded
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Nuclear Nonproliferation: Efforts Are Underway to Address Factors Affecting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Safeguards Program

What GAO Found

To verify that civilian nuclear material and activities are not being used for nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) uses

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Electricity: Information on Peak Demand Power Plants

What GAO Found

Peak demand power plants, known as peakers, are part of the U.S. energy infrastructure. They generally operate at times during the day

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Tax Enforcement: IRS Audit Selection Processes for Returns Claiming Refundable Credits Could Better Address Equity

What GAO Found

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury have committed to tax administration equity, including equity in how IRS

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Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Delivers Remarks at the American Economic Liberties Project 2024 Antimonopoly Summit

Good morning, everyone. My name is Jonathan Kanter, and I represent the people of the United States of America.
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Federal Court Permanently Shuts Down Connecticut Tax Preparer and Businesses

The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut issued a permanent injunction against a Connecticut tax return preparer, Juan Carlos Frias, and his businesses,
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Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

A Texas man was sentenced today to 22 years and six months in prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.
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Texas Petrochemical Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act Violation and Fined More than $30 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties Related to Explosions at Its Facility in Port Neches

The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the filing of a felony criminal charge and related civil complaint and consent decree under the
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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Oklahoma Regarding Unconstitutional State Immigration Law

The Justice Department today filed suit against the State of Oklahoma to challenge House Bill 4156 (HB 4156) under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and
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Man Sentenced for Laundering Over $4.5M Obtained from Business Email Compromise and Romance Fraud Schemes

A Georgia man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for laundering more than $4.5 million derived from business email compromise (BEC) schemes, including
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Justice Department Secures Landmark Agreement with City of Anoka, Minnesota, to End Disability Discrimination in “Crime-Free” Housing Program

The Justice Department announced today that it filed a complaint and proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that the city of Anoka, Minnesota, violated the
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Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer Delivers Welcome Remarks at Navajo Nation

Thank you for that warm welcome. I am honored to be here with leaders and members of the Navajo Nation. And I am proud to
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Justice Department and Stanford University to Cohost Workshop “Promoting Competition in Artificial Intelligence”

The Justice Department and Stanford University will hold a public workshop on May 30 to discuss the state of competition across the Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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Priority Open Recommendations: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified eight priority recommendations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Since then, NRC has implemented one of those

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Justice Department Leadership Honors Service and Sacrifice of Nation’s Law Enforcement for Police Week

Last week, in recognition of National Police Week, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C.
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Man Arrested for Producing, Distributing, and Possessing AI-Generated Images of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct

A Wisconsin man was arrested last week on criminal charges related to his alleged production, distribution, and possession of AI-generated images of minors engaged in
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Justice Department Secures Award Against Owner of Massachusetts Sober Homes for Sexual Harassment

Peter McCarthy, 49, of Lynn, Massachusetts, the owner of Steps to Solutions Inc., a group of residential sober homes, was found liable following a five-day
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Justice Department Sues Two Organizations and Seven Individuals for Physically Obstructing Access to Reproductive Health Services in Violation of the FACE Act

The Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit today in the Northern District of Ohio against two organizations and seven individuals for violating the Freedom of
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“Incognito Market” Owner Arrested for Operating One of the Largest Illegal Narcotics Marketplaces on the Internet

Rui-Siang Lin, also known as Ruisiang Lin, 林睿庠, Pharoah, and faro, 23, of Taiwan, was arrested today in connection with his operation and ownership of
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Director Rosie Hidalgo Delivers Remarks at the Conference on Crimes Against Women

Good morning! I want to thank Jan Langbein and Becky Park for their amazing dedication and for bringing us all together for this important conference.
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Arizona Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns as Part of a Nationwide Abusive-Trust Tax Shelter Scheme

An Arizona man pleaded guilty to two counts of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for individuals who used an abusive-trust tax shelter
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David DePape Sentenced after Conviction on Assault and Attempted Kidnapping Charges

David DePape, 44, of Richmond, California, was sentenced today to 360 months in prison and five years of supervised release, following his conviction on assault
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Puerto Rico Legislator and Her Husband Sentenced for Theft, Bribery, and Kickback Scheme

A Puerto Rico legislator and her husband were sentenced today for engaging in a multi-year theft, bribery, and kickback conspiracy scheme to fraudulently inflate the
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