The Department of Justice announced today it has awarded more than $100 million in funding, through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), to combat human trafficking and provide vital services to trafficking victims throughout the United States.
The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Perspective Talent LLC, a Pembroke Pines, Florida information technology recruiting and staffing firm. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the firm discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, including asylees, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). 
Thank you, Katie. And thank you, First Lady Kemp, for the chance to join you today – and for all that you and Governor Kemp do for the people of this great state. My thanks to you, as well, Attorney General Carr, for serving as our master of ceremonies and for being a champion of law and order here in Georgia. And thank you, BJay and Charlie, for the outstanding job you both do to fight crime and protect the people of your districts.
Thank you, Attorney General Carr. I am so glad to join you and Georgia’s wonderful First Lady here in Atlanta. I am especially thrilled to be here with the Justice Department’s third-ranking official, Claire Murray. I’ll have the privilege of introducing her in just a moment.
Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Claire Murray and Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan today joined Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp in announcing awards of almost $153 million to fight crime and improve community safety in Georgia. Nearly $4.3 million will help law enforcement officials and victim service providers in the state investigate and prosecute human traffickers and aid human trafficking survivors. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Charlie Peeler and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr also participated in the announcement.
Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal permanent resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to committing theft of trade secrets from his employer, a U.S. petroleum company.
A large-scale, 90-day law enforcement operation, known as “Operation Triple Beam Albuquerque,” concluded on Oct. 31, 2019, with the arrests of 327 alleged fugitives from throughout Bernalillo County and the Albuquerque, New Mexico metropolitan area.
A Russian national made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges related to his alleged operation of two websites devoted to the facilitation of payment card fraud, computer hacking, and other crimes.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for conspiracy, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray for the Western District of North Carolina.
The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission has been extradited from Antigua to face charges for his alleged role in connection with the Stanford International Bank (SIB) $7 billion investment fraud scheme.

            

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