Former Department of Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Piloting Cargo Plane While Intoxicated

Former Department of Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Piloting Cargo Plane While Intoxicated

8/15/17 – A former Department of Defense contractor pleaded guilty today to piloting a cargo flight from Osan Air Base, South Korea to Yakota Air Base, Japan, while under the influence of alcohol. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Chief Master Sergeant Christopher J. VanBurger of the […]

Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics

Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics

Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics 8/8/17 – The Executive Office of Immigration Review today released data on orders of removal, voluntary departures, and final decisions for the first six months of the Trump Administration. The data released for Feb. 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017 […]

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on the RAISE Act

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on the RAISE Act

8/2/17 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the RAISE Act: “This proposal will help the Department of Justice perform its duties to uphold our nation’s immigration law and end the unlawful abuse of our public benefits program that undermine U.S. taxpayers. The higher entry standards established in this proposal will […]

Attorney General Sessions Announces Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit

Attorney General Sessions Announces Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit

8/2/17 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a new Department of Justice pilot program to utilize data to help combat the devastating opioid crisis that is ravaging families and communities across America. Speaking at the Columbus Police Academy today, Attorney General Sessions said that […]

Justice Department Announces that Commitment to Reducing Violent Crime Stemming from Illegal Immigration will be Required for Participation in Public Safety Partnership Program

Justice Department Announces that Commitment to Reducing Violent Crime Stemming from Illegal Immigration will be Required for Participation in Public Safety Partnership Program

8/3/17 – The Department of Justice today announced that, in order to be selected for participation in the Department’s Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program, local jurisdictions must show a commitment to reducing crime stemming from illegal immigration. In making the announcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states […]

Hundreds of MS-13 Gang Members Charged by Salvadoran Government During Visit by Attorney General Sessions

Hundreds of MS-13 Gang Members Charged by Salvadoran Government During Visit by Attorney General Sessions

7/27/17 – During their meeting in San Salvador this morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions congratulated Attorney General Douglas Menéndez on their announcement that Salvadoran prosecutors today charged 113 MS-13 gang members in El Salvador. In addition, 593 gang members were charged yesterday, including many MS-13 members. On February 9, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued […]

Federal Gun Prosecutions Up 23 Percent After Sessions Memo

Federal Gun Prosecutions Up 23 Percent After Sessions Memo

Attorney General Thanks Police and Prosecutors 7/28/17 – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that, following the memorandum from Attorney General Sessions to prioritize firearm prosecutions, the number of defendants charged with unlawful possession of a firearm increased nearly 23 percent in the second quarter of 2017 (2,637) from the same time period in […]

AlphaBay, the Largest Online ‘Dark Market,’ Shut Down

AlphaBay, the Largest Online ‘Dark Market,’ Shut Down

7/20/17 – ‘Dark Net’ Site Was Major Source of Fentanyl and Heroin, Linked to Overdose Deaths, and Used By Hundreds of Thousands of People to Buy and Sell Illegal Goods and Services Anonymously over the Internet.   The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing AlphaBay Takedown

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing AlphaBay Takedown

Washington, DC ~ Thursday, July 20, 2017 Good morning, and thank you all for being here. I especially want to welcome U.S. Attorney Talbert from the Eastern District of California and Europol Director Robert Mark Wainwright, who traveled here from the Netherlands. Among other challenges, our great country is currently in the midst of the […]

Federal Pension Transparency Legislation Introduced

Washington, DC – 6/12/17 – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the Taxpayer Funded Pension Disclosure Act. This bill will make the pension information of retired federal employees subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). “Americans should know exactly how their taxpayer dollars are used to fund the pensions of members of Congress and […]

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