Department of Justice Awards Nearly $59 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Fund Drug Courts

Department of Justice Awards Nearly $59 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Fund Drug Courts

9/22/17 – The Department of Justice today announced $58.8 million to strengthen drug court programs and address the opioid epidemic nationwide. In 2016, nearly 60,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses, an increase from the 52,000 overdose deaths the year before. The majority of these deaths can be attributed to opioids, including illicit fentanyl […]

Authorities Announce Formation of Working Group to Fight Hurricane Harvey-Related Illegal Activity

Authorities Announce Formation of Working Group to Fight Hurricane Harvey-Related Illegal Activity

8/31/17 – Representatives from numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies have formed a working group to investigate and prosecute illegal activity related to Hurricane Harvey. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez made the announcement along with Acting U.S. Attorney Corey R. Amundson of the Middle District of Louisiana, who serves as the Acting Executive Director […]

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the 63rd Biennial Conference of the National Fraternal Order of Police

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the 63rd Biennial Conference of the National Fraternal Order of Police

8/28/18 – Thank you Chuck, for that kind introduction, and for your long and faithful service as National President of the Fraternal Order of Police. On behalf of President Trump and the Department of Justice, I’m honored to be here with you today. The Fraternal Order of Police serves a critical purpose: to support those […]

Former Social Security Administrative Law Judge Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Role in $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme

Former Social Security Administrative Law Judge Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Role in $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme

8/25/17 – A former social security administrative law judge (ALJ) was sentenced today to four years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for thousands of claimants. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice […]

The Whitehouse: Reforming the Federal Bureaucracy

The Whitehouse: Reforming the Federal Bureaucracy

August 16, 2017 at 10:28 AM ET by The White House Accountability and reform of the Federal bureaucracy is long overdue. The current sea of Federal red tape for environmental reviews and permitting unnecessarily hampers the delivery of major infrastructure projects. On August 15, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order that fulfills his […]