Month: May 2024

Pharmacy Owner Sentenced for Paying Illegal Kickbacks and Engaging in a Money Laundering Conspiracy

A Texas pharmacy owner was sentenced today to four years and four months in prison and ordered to pay over $59 million in restitution for
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Final Defendant Sentenced for Federal Conspiracy Against Rights and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act Convictions Related to 2020 D.C. Clinic Invasion and Blockade

Paulette Harlow was sentenced today to 24 months in prison following her convictions for federal conspiracy against rights and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances
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Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon Delivers Remarks at Reimagining Justice at Justice: Supporting Communities as Co-Producers Of Public Safety

Good afternoon. I am honored to be part of this conversation today. I want to thank the Columbia Justice Lab and the Square One Project
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Readout of Director Rachel Rossi’s Trip to Connecticut

Director Rachel Rossi of the Justice Department’s Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) traveled to Connecticut this week as part of the office’s mission to
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Retired Navy Admiral and Business Executives Arrested for Bribery Scheme

A retired Navy Admiral and two business executives were arrested today on criminal charges related to their roles in a bribery scheme that involved a
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Former Senior Executive and Former Sales Manager Convicted of Selling Data on Millions of U.S. Consumers to Perpetrators of Mail Fraud Schemes

The Justice Department announced today that a jury found a former senior executive and a former sales manager of Epsilon Data Management LLC (Epsilon) guilty
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Justice Department Expands Efforts to Dismantle Human Smuggling Operations and Support Immigration Prosecutions

Ahead of the third anniversary of the establishment of Joint Task Force Alpha (JTFA), the Justice Department today announced additional efforts to dismantle human smuggling
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Aspiring Leaders Inspire at HHS Children and Youth Resilience Summit

At HHS, we know that some of the most effective solutions to the challenges within a community emerge from the community. I am proud to
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Ukraine: Status and Use of Supplemental U.S. Funding, as of First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2024

What GAO Found

Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has caused tremendous loss of life, created a humanitarian crisis, threatened democracy, and exacerbated global challenges

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Science & Tech Spotlight: Hydrogen Uses

Why This Matters

Hydrogen has potential uses in many industries, including steel production, vehicle fuel cells, aviation fuel, and power generation. If produced with low-carbon

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Drug Control: DEA Should Improve Its Religious Exemptions Petition Process for Psilocybin (Mushrooms) and Other Controlled Substances

What GAO Found

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic substance found in certain types of mushrooms. Generally, it is a federal crime for any person

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People with Disabilities: Information on the Health Care Workforce and Provider Training

What GAO Found

An estimated 13 percent of people in the United States reported having a disability in 2021, according to the Annual Disability Statistics

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Naval Commander Sentenced for Distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material and Retaining Classified National Defense Information

Gregory Edward McLean, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced today to 160 months for distributing child sexual abuse material and 120 months for unlawfully retaining
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Foreign National Sentenced for Kidnapping and Assaulting U.S. Army Soldiers in Colombia

A Colombian national was sentenced today to 48 years and nine months in prison for his role in kidnapping and assaulting two U.S. Army soldiers
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Two Estonian Nationals Extradited from Estonia to the United States for $575M Cryptocurrency Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Two Estonian nationals will make their initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Seattle at 5:00 p.m. EDT today following their extradition from Estonia
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Former Investment Banker and Registered Broker Sentenced for Operating $1.5M Cryptocurrency Investment Fraud Scheme

A former investment banker, who was formerly a registered broker with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, was sentenced today to three years and five months
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Final Texas Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

A Texas man pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, and a Texas women pleaded guilty
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Justice Department and State Coalition Restore Competition for College Athletes at NCAA Division I Institutions

Today, the Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree to prohibit the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the largest national organization regulating intercollegiate athletics, from
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Readout: CDC and OASH’s Office of Science and Medicine Host Roundtable on Vector-Borne Disease National Strategy

As part of ongoing public engagement on vector-borne diseases, on Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the

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National Nuclear Security Administration: Actions to Recruit and Retain Federal Staff Could Be Improved

What GAO Found

Since 2018, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed two studies that found it needs additional federal staff to perform its

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U.S. Postal Service: Inspection Service Should Document Its Law Enforcement Workforce Decision-Making Processes

What GAO Found

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (Inspection Service) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The Inspection Service is

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National Nuclear Security Administration: Improvements Needed for Overseeing Contractor Workforce Recruitment and Retention Efforts

What GAO Found

Data from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) management and operating (M&O) contractors show they generally met planned staffing levels in fiscal

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Medicaid: Managed Care Plans’ Prior Authorization Decisions for Children Need Additional Oversight

What GAO Found

Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit entitles children to a comprehensive set of screening, diagnostic, and treatment services.

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Higher Education: Education Could Improve Information on Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

What GAO Found

The percentage of college students with disabilities has increased since 2004 according to GAO’s analysis of Department of Education data (see figure).

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Commercial Space Transportation: How FAA Considers Environmental and Airspace Effects

What GAO Found

As part of its oversight of the commercial space transportation industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assesses the potential effects that launch

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Medical Device Manufacturer Innovasis Inc. and Two Top Executives Agree to Pay $12M to Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to Physicians

Spinal device manufacturer Innovasis Inc. and senior executives Brent Felix and Garth Felix agreed to pay a total of $12 million to resolve allegations that
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