A Wisconsin man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for producing and possessing child pornography in 2015 and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Philippines between 2014 and 2015.
Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. (HCEA) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI) (collectively known as “Hyundai”) has agreed to pay a $47 million civil penalty for violating Title II of the Clean Air Act. The settlement resolves allegations that Hyundai sold heavy construction vehicles with diesel engines that were not certified to applicable emission standards.
The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the City of Troy, Michigan, alleging that the City violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) by treating places of worship worse than equivalent nonreligious assemblies in its zoning code and denying zoning approval to a Muslim group seeking to establish a place of worship.
The former president of a drug compounding company was sentenced to prison for his convictions for conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and for multiple counts of distributing adulterated drugs, the Department of Justice announced today.
The Department of Justice today announced that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, New Jersey, also known as  Ali Hassan Saab,  Alex Saab, or Rachid, was charged today in a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his support for Hizballah and separate marriage-fraud offenses.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe.
The former owner of a marble mining company in Afghanistan was sentenced to 54 months in prison today for his role in a scheme to defraud the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a U.S. government agency, which led to the default on a $15.8 million loan.
Healthcare fraud is a betrayal of the public trust. It drains valuable resources from programs designed to serve the vulnerable. It deprives people with real needs of legitimate medical care. And it steals from the pockets of taxpayers.
The Justice Department announced today a coordinated health care fraud enforcement operation across the state of Texas, involving charges against a total of 58 individuals across all four federal districts in Texas for their alleged involvement in Medicare fraud schemes and networks of “pill mill” clinics resulting in $66 million in losses and 6.2 million pills. Of those charged, 16 were doctors or medical professionals, and 20 were charged for their role in diverting opioids.
Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen today announced the arrest of a Florida man on federal charges that in January 2019 he made racially-motivated threats against a prospective candidate that interfered with a local election for City Council in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
The Justice Department today announced that a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Montgomery, Alabama, returned a two-count indictment charging former Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Lieutenant Willie Burks, 39, with failing to stop a sergeant under his command from kicking and striking with a baton a handcuffed and compliant inmate at ADOC’s Elmore Correctional Facility. Burks also was charged with making false statements to the federal grand jury in connection with the investigation.

            

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