In terms of antitrust compliance, however, we hope that our future policy changes will further improve the integrity and efficiency of the financial sector. 
A federal jury in Paducah, Kentucky, convicted a deputy jailer at the Fulton County Detention Center of violating the civil rights of an inmate by assaulting him with a dangerous weapon. The jury convicted James Eakes, 54, of willfully depriving an inmate of the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. According to evidence and testimony, Eakes repeatedly tased inmate L.B. after L.B. cursed at him. 
A federal court in North Carolina authorized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve John Doe summonses on Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and TD Bank in an order that was unsealed yesterday, the Justice Department announced. The John Doe summonses seek information about persons residing in Finland that have Bank of America, Charles Schwab, or TD Bank payment cards linked to bank accounts located outside of Finland. The summonses are referred to as “John Doe” summonses because the IRS does not know the identity of the persons being investigated.
Good morning, Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss the conclusion of the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, and the confidential report he submitted to me, which I recently released to the public after applying necessary redactions.
A former resident of Durant, Mississippi, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison for preparing and filing a fraudulent claim for a tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi. 
Austin Garland Burke, 64, and Timmy Allen Kemper, 58, were indicted today for the use of unlawful force on a pretrial detainee at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, West Virginia, while they were acting as internal affairs officers with the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Michael B. Stuart, and FBI Pittsburgh Division Special Agent in Charge Robert A. Jones.
“Today’s guilty plea is the second relating to a $45 million scheme to cheat New England schools, hospitals, and other businesses by agreeing to fix prices on insulation contracts in violation of the antitrust laws,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “As this prosecution shows, the Justice Department and our law enforcement partners, including the FBI and DCIS, will use every available resource to detect and bring to justice individuals who attempt to hide their criminal conduct by using high-tech encryption apps, burner phones, or any other means.”
A resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and a resident of Boca Raton, Florida, each pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan to failing to collect, truthfully account for, and pay over payroll taxes announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
Gas marketer B. Charles Rogers Gas Ltd. (BCR), which operated in the San Juan Basin area of New Mexico and southern Colorado, and its owners Billy Charles Rogers Jr. and Wynon Rogers, of Fort Worth, Texas, have agreed to pay $3.575 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that they caused reduced mineral royalty payments to the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. In addition, Thomas R. Lutner III, of Katy, Texas, who worked with BCR while employed as a gas supply manager at a natural gas distributor based in Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $800,000 to resolve FCA allegations relating to his role in BCR’s alleged royalty fraud.
“Today’s conviction sends a clear message to any future fraudsters out there: crime does not pay.  Especially when that crime involves defrauding American customers and multiple federal agencies,” said Assistant Attorney General Clark. “When the defendant knowingly cheated a federal government program aimed at energy conservation, he gave himself an unfair advantage over his competitors and stole millions of dollars from the American taxpayer in the process.  The Department of Justice will not tolerate this type of deception and will continue to work with its law enforcement partners to root out this unlawful conduct.”


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