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June 14, 2021

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland (STL.News) U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today made the following statement: “As I stated during my confirmation hearing, political or other improper considerations must play no role in any investigative or prosecutorial decisions.  These principles that have long been held as sacrosanct...

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June 3, 2021

Nebraska Governor Joins Letter to DOJ Investigation of Meat Processors

LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts  announced that he had joined a letter with five other Governors to the U.S. Department of Justice seeking an update on a pending investigation regarding meat processors and allegations of anti-competitive behavior. “Decades of consolidation in meatpacking has significantly limited the options that producers have to market...

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May 10, 2021

The U.S. DOJ and EDTX Recognize Law Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice and EDTX Recognize Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement During National Police Week BEAUMONT, TS (STL.News) In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. This year, the...

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April 27, 2021

Mederos pleaded Guilty To Possession of Child Pornography

Panama investigation leads to local child pornography plea BROWNSVILLE, TS (STL.News) An 18-year-old Brownsville man has admitted to possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Irbenis Mederos Jr. pleaded guilty today to possession of child pornography. On Sep. 28, 2020, authorities...

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April 23, 2021

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Honors DOJ

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Honors DOJ with Elie Wiesel Award (STL.News) The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last night conferred their highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on the U.S. Department of Justice in recognition of the successes of its longtime enforcement program’s efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute participants in...

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March 16, 2021

Joint Statement from the DOJ and Homeland Security

Joint Statement from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Assessing the Impact of Foreign Interference During the 2020 U.S. Elections No Evidence Found that a Foreign Government Manipulated Any Election Results WASHINGTON (STL.News) The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the FBI and...

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January 29, 2021

DOJ Announces Arrests in Middle Georgia Drug Conspiracy

DOJ Announces Arrests in Middle Georgia Drug Conspiracy and Dog Fighting Ring Investigation MACON, GA (STL.News) An indictment was unsealed today charging 11 individuals in a 136-count federal indictment including alleged violations of drug conspiracy, drug distribution, drug possession with the intent to distribute, drug possession, as well as violations...

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January 20, 2021

DOJ and Florida company settle allegations

DOJ and Florida company settle allegations it imported roofing materials without required country of origin markings Seattle (STL.News) A Florida-based corporation that manufactures, imports, and distributes products used in residential and commercial construction has agreed to pay the United States $160,933 to resolve allegations that it imported roofing underlayment product...

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November 12, 2020

Iowa: Robert Joe Hennings Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Iowa: Robert Joe Hennings Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offense (STL.News) – On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Robert Joe Hennings, age 33, of Des Moines, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 240 months in federal prison, to be followed by...

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November 12, 2020

West Virginia: Kaleah Scott admits to role in drug conspiracy

(STL.News) – Kaleah Scott, of Winchester, Virginia, has admitted to her role in a drug conspiracy that spanned several states, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Scott, 40, pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl.” Scott admitted to...

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November 12, 2020

Wisconsin: Missouri Woman Heather Bishop, Fourth Person Sentenced

Wisconsin: Missouri Woman Heather Bishop, Fourth Person Sentenced for Nationwide Fraud Scheme (STL.News) – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Heather Bishop, 31, Lee’s Summit, Missouri was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison...

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November 12, 2020

Delaware: Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve

Delaware: Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney announced today that Eranga Cardiology, P.A. and Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa have agreed to a $500,000.00 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act. Eranga Cardiology...

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