“These defendants’ conduct raised freight-forwarding prices by as much 20 percent, victimizing vulnerable consumers and individuals sending gifts and household goods to family members and loved ones for holidays,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “Today’s sentences reflect the significant harm that the defendants caused, and should send a message to other would-be price-fixers that this crime will not go unpunished.”
Thank you for the introduction and for the opportunity to participate in today’s celebration.  Today, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case called Olmstead v. LC.  The Court in that case found that the Americans with Disabilities Act makes unlawful the unjustified institutionalization of people with disabilities.  
Former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker to accepting multiple bribes and tax fraud in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the Western District of Missouri.
Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Emerson Gamory, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding in the preparation of false income tax returns for clients, and one count of filing a false income tax return for himself. When sentenced, Gamory faces a statutory maximum of nine years in prison, as well as forfeiture and a fine. The plea took place before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy.
“This settlement reflects our continued commitment to hold people accountable for violating the nation’s environmental laws,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Brightbill of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. “The Justice Department is pleased to have worked with our partners at EPA to secure this result, which means improved air and water quality for the people and communities of eastern Michigan.”
Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc. (MLCI), a global commodities trading business, has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the government’s investigation into a multi-year scheme by MLCI precious metals traders to mislead the market for precious metals futures contracts traded on the Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr of the FBI’s New York Field Office.
A federal court ordered a Florida company claiming to offer stem cell treatments to stop selling or providing such products to patients, the Justice Department announced today.
A doctor who practiced in New Jersey and Pennsylvania was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a scheme to receive bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for prescribing large volumes of a powerful fentanyl narcotic.
TechnipFMC plc (TFMC), a publicly traded company in the United States and a global provider of oil and gas services, and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Technip USA, Inc. (Technip USA), have agreed to pay a combined total criminal fine of more than $296 million to resolve foreign bribery charges with authorities in the United States and Brazil. TFMC is the product of a 2017 merger between two predecessor companies, Technip S.A. (Technip) and FMC Technologies, Inc. (FMC). The charges arose out of two independent bribery schemes: a scheme by Technip to pay bribes to Brazilian officials and a scheme by FMC to pay bribes to officials in Iraq. Technip USA and Technip’s former consultant pleaded guilty today in connection with the resolution. In 2010, Technip entered into a $240 million resolution with the Department over bribes paid in Nigeria.
WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the recipients for the 33rd Annual Attorney General’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony

            

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