Justice Department Finds State of Missouri Unnecessarily Institutionalizes Adults with Mental Health Disabilities in Skilled Nursing Facilities in Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Improperly Relies on Guardianship

The Justice Department announced today its findings that the State of Missouri violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily institutionalizing
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Multiple Alabama Individuals Charged for Sex Trafficking and Related Offenses

A federal judge in the Middle District of Alabama unsealed an eight-count indictment today charging five individuals with sex trafficking and related offenses. 
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Justice Department Finds That Utah Violates Federal Civil Rights Law by Segregating People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today its findings that Utah is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily segregating youth and adults with intellectual
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Federal Indictment Alleges Alliance Between Sinaloa Cartel and Money Launderers Linked to Chinese Underground Banking

The Justice Department today announced a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to
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Court Orders Colorado e-Cigarette Maker to Stop Selling Unauthorized Vaping Products

A federal court on June 11 enjoined a Colorado company and its owner from manufacturing, distributing or selling unauthorized vaping products.
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Justice Department Finds Alaska Discriminates Against Voters with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today its findings that Alaska violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide an accessible
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Justice Department Files Statements of Interest in Two Voting Access Lawsuits

The Justice Department today announced that it has filed statements of interest in federal courts in Ohio and Alabama to promote the correct and uniform
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Older Americans Act: Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services

What GAO Found

Food insecurity among older Americans was an estimated 18.1 percent in 2021, based on GAO’s analysis of the Current Population Survey (CPS).

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K-12 Education: How States Identify English Learners, Including Those with Disabilities

What GAO Found

States must ensure school districts take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation in instruction. School districts generally use

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Weapon Systems Annual Assessment: DOD Is Not Yet Well-Positioned to Field Systems with Speed

What GAO Found

While the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to invest more than $2 trillion to develop and acquire its costliest weapon programs, it

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Transportation

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 20 priority recommendations for the Department of Transportation (DOT). Since then, DOT implemented 2 of those recommendations.

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of the Interior

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 12 priority recommendations for the Department of the Interior. Since then, Interior has implemented eight of those

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Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to $54.7M Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A New Jersey man pleaded guilty today to engaging in an extensive, multi-year conspiracy to fraudulently obtain over $54.7 million in loans and to fraudulently
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Readout of Director Rachel Rossi’s Trip to Los Angeles

Director Rachel Rossi of the Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) traveled to Los Angeles last week to engage access to justice stakeholders and deliver
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Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced for False Return Conspiracy

A Florida tax return preparer was sentenced to 30 months in prison, two years of supervised release and to pay $970,970 in restitution for conspiring
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Former Maryland Police Officer Found Guilty of Federal Civil Rights Violation

A federal jury in the District of Columbia today convicted former Officer Philip Dupree, 38, of the Fairmount Heights Police Department in Maryland, for using
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United States Files Complaint Against Adobe and Two Adobe Executives for Alleged Violations of Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act

The Justice Department, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today announced a civil enforcement action against Adobe Inc. and two Adobe executives, Maninder Sawhney
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Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer Delivers Remarks at the DOJ Pride 30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Hello – my name is Ben Mizer, and I’m the Acting Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice. I’m delighted to join the Deputy
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Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco Delivers Remarks at the DOJ Pride 30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Thank you, David, for that generous introduction.

And thank you to all the Department employees, past and present, who make up DOJ Pride.

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Justice Department Secures Agreements with Texas Counties to Ensure Election Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas secured
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Consulting Companies to Pay $11.3M for Failing to Comply with Cybersecurity Requirements in Federally Funded Contract

Guidehouse Inc., headquartered in McLean, Virginia, has paid $7,600,000 and Nan McKay and Associates (Nan McKay), headquartered in El Cajon, California, has paid $3,700,000 to
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Justice Department Announces Extradition of Indian National Charged in Connection with Foiled Plot to Assassinate U.S. Citizen in New York City

An Indian national was extradited to the United States from the Czech Republic to face murder-for-hire charges.
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U.S. Territories: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Address Data Gaps

What GAO Found

Federal statistical products often contain gaps in data for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Three Defendants Plead Guilty to a Civil Rights Conspiracy Targeting Pregnancy Resource Centers

Three Florida residents pleaded guilty today to conspiring to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate employees of pregnancy resource centers in the free exercise of the
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Georgia CPA Pleads Guilty to Promoting Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme Involving Fraudulent Charitable Deductions

A Georgia man pleaded guilty to conspiracy and filing a false personal tax return related to his participation in the promotion and sale of abusive
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Justice Department Announces Anticipated Distribution of at Least $940M to Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism in 2025

Today, Special Master Mary Patrice Brown announced that she will authorize fifth-round payments for all eligible claims in the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism
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Tacoma Company Pleads Guilty and Sentenced for False Declarations on Timber Imports

Tip the Scale LLC, of Tacoma, Washington, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for making false declarations regarding the species and harvest location of timber used
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