Assistant Secretary Schenker Travel to Jordan, Algeria, and Morocco

David Schenker, Assistant SecretaryBureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker will travel to Jordan, Algeria, and Morocco, January 3-12 to discuss economic and security cooperation with government leaders.

During his trip, Assistant Secretary Schenker will underscore the United States’ deep commitment to fostering economic prosperity, peace, and stability in the Middle East and North Africa.

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    J&F Investimentos S.A. (J&F), a Brazil-based investment company that owns and controls companies involved in multiple industries, including the meat and agriculture industry, has agreed to pay a criminal monetary penalty of $256,497,026 to resolve the department’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  The resolution arises out of J&F’s scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to government officials in Brazil in exchange for obtaining financing and other benefits for J&F and J&F-owned entities.
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  • Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Hrvoje Kresic of N1 TV
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  • Five Charged in Connection with COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
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    Five individuals were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $1.1 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
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  • Pain Clinic Medical Providers Sentenced for Their Roles in Operating Pill Mills in Tennessee
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    Three defendants, all of whom are nurse practitioners, were sentenced to prison for their roles in prescribing massive quantities of opioids from pill mills in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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