Former Social Security Administration Employee and Two Others Indicted for Stealing Ids

Former Social Security Administration Employee and Two Others Indicted for Stealing Ids

March 2017 – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York returned indictments separately charging three Queens, New York residents with identity theft-related crimes, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to the indictments, which were unsealed today, Sharon Coffee-Dean, a former Social […]

Video: Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

Video: Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a chorus of criticism over his newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador last fall, recused himself on Thursday from any current or future investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His abrupt decision to remove himself from the case capped a harried day for the […]

Trump Asks Congress to Put ‘Trivial Fights … Behind Us’

Trump Asks Congress to Put ‘Trivial Fights … Behind Us’

WASHINGTON (CN) — Saying “the time for small thinking is over” and “the time for trivial fights is behind us,” President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday night. “We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts,” Trump said, six weeks into an administration that […]

Trump’s ‘Traitor’ Allegations Don’t Warrant Bergdahl Dismissal

Trump’s ‘Traitor’ Allegations Don’t Warrant Bergdahl Dismissal

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Courthouse News) – 2/27/17 – A military judge Friday refused to dismiss charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, finding that Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of the former Taliban detainee was merely “inflammatory campaign rhetoric” that does not make it impossible for him to receive a fair trial. “Candidate Trump’s comments were disturbing and disappointing; […]

Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal

Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal

Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal   PHOENIX (Courthouse News) – 2/16/17 –  Phoenix will not become a sanctuary city, after its City Council voted 7-2 against the measure Wednesday in a raucous and contentious meeting. The vote came two weeks after a petition was submitted to the City Council by Rick Robinson, a two-time Republican […]

Boeing South Carolina Workers Say Resounding No to Unionization

Boeing South Carolina Workers Say Resounding No to Unionization (Courthouse News) – 2/16/17 – Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant in North Charleston overwhelmingly rejected an effort to unionize the plant on Wednesday, voting 2,097 to 731 to preserve the status quo at the facility that turns out the aerospace giant’s 787 Dreamliner. A total […]

Oregon Counties Fight Obama Expansion of National Monument

Oregon Counties Fight Obama Expansion of National Monument

WASHINGTON (Courthouse News) – Seventeen Oregon counties have challenged President Obama’s 48,000-acre expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon, claiming the executive order prohibits logging the counties desperately need. President Bill Clinton designated the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument of 52,000 acres straddling the California and Oregon border on June 6, 2000. Eight days before he left […]

California Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing IDs and U.S. Treasury Checks

California Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing IDs and U.S. Treasury Checks

Conspired to Cash Tax Refund and Social Security Checks Worth More Than $500,000 An El Cerrito, California man pleaded guilty today to aggravated identity theft and conspiring to steal government funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern […]

California Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Plotting Violent Attacks and Buying Firearms for Shooter in San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

California Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Plotting Violent Attacks and Buying Firearms for Shooter in San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, of Riverside, California – longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack – agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists. The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security […]