Category: Department of Justice

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Jan
2021

MS-13 Gang Leaders Indicted On Terrorism Charges, DOJ AnnouncesMS-13 Gang Leaders Indicted On Terrorism Charges, DOJ Announces

The Department of Justice announced terrorism indictments for 14 leaders of the MS-13 gang in a Thursday afternoon press release. MS-13’s Highest-Ranking Leaders Charged with Terrorism Offenses in the United States https://t.co/1yQi7dB1Eh — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) January 14, 2021 The terrorism indictment alleges that these 14 MS-13 gang leaders, part of the Ranfla Nacional leadership […]

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Jan
2021

DOJ Officials Blame Trump For Child Separation Under Zero Tolerance PolicyDOJ Officials Blame Trump For Child Separation Under Zero Tolerance Policy

Leadership officials blamed President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy on separating thousands of children from their families, according to a report by the Department of Justice Inspector General released on Thursday.   The implementation of the zero-tolerance policy directly resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families and led to various problems that […]

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Jan
2021

Woman Charged For Plans To Smuggle Chinese Nationals Into US For Financial GainWoman Charged For Plans To Smuggle Chinese Nationals Into US For Financial Gain

A Nevada woman was arrested and charged in connection with a scheme spanning several years to commit fraud and launder money to smuggle Chinese nationals into the U.S, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Haiyan Liao, 43, was charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud, money laundering conspiracy and to illegally smuggle Chinese nationals into […]

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Dec
2020

Corrections Officer Used Handcuffs As Brass Knuckles To Beat Inmate, Prosecutors SayCorrections Officer Used Handcuffs As Brass Knuckles To Beat Inmate, Prosecutors Say

Two former prison officials accused of depriving inmates of their civil rights and using excessive force against prisoners at a Georgia facility were indicted on four charges Friday, the Department of Justice announced. Former supervisory correctional officer Sergeant Patrick Sharpe, 29, and former correctional officer Jamal Scott, 33, are charged with conspiring to assault inmates […]

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Nov
2020

Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Posing As ISIS Leader To Help Potential TerroristUtah Man Pleads Guilty To Posing As ISIS Leader To Help Potential Terrorist

November 12, 2020 8:49 PM ET A Utah man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to potential ISIS members he believed were planning a terror attack, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Murat Suljovic, 23, admitted to corresponding with a person he thought was a follower of ISIS while living in Salt Lake […]

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Nov
2020

Top Election Crimes Prosecutor Quits DOJ After Barr Okay’s Investigations Of ‘Substantial’ Fraud AllegationsTop Election Crimes Prosecutor Quits DOJ After Barr Okay’s Investigations Of ‘Substantial’ Fraud Allegations

The top election crimes prosecutor at the Department of Justice resigned after Attorney General William Barr said some alleged voting irregularities may be investigated federal prosecutors, CNN reported Monday. Richard Pilger, director of the elections crimes branch at the Department of Justice (DOJ), said he was resigning due to a memo sent by Barr outlining […]

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Nov
2020

MS-13 Member Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Driving Gang To Behead And Dismember A VictimMS-13 Member Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Driving Gang To Behead And Dismember A Victim

A Maryland man pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit murder as part of MS-13 and was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Luis Cruz Rodriguez, 23, of Frederick, Maryland, admitted to associating with the Fulton branch of MS-13 beginning in January 2017, according to the Justice Department (DOJ). […]

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Oct
2020

‘Will Never Stop Looking’: US Marshals Find 27 Missing Children In 5 Days In Virginia‘Will Never Stop Looking’: US Marshals Find 27 Missing Children In 5 Days In Virginia

A five-day federal law enforcement effort called “Operation Find Our Children” recovered 27 missing children throughout Virginia, the Department of Justice announced Friday. U.S. Marshals, special agents, police officers and detectives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the operation with the Virginia Department of Social Services employees, according to the Department […]

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Oct
2020

Federal Task Force Officials Will Wear Body Cameras In ‘Specific Circumstances,’ DOJ SaysFederal Task Force Officials Will Wear Body Cameras In ‘Specific Circumstances,’ DOJ Says

State, local, territorial and tribal task force officers across the nation will be able to utilize body-worn cameras while conducting official federal business in specific circumstances, the Department of Justice announces Thursday. Federally deputized task force officers will be able to wear active body cameras while serving arrest warrants, during planned arrest operations, and while […]

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Oct
2020

DNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has PushedDNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has Pushed

Under Trump administration reforms, individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. will be denied unless they previously sought protection from the country they are fleeing, with limited exceptions for those who can “establish a reasonable fear of persecution or torture.”  The ACLU said the Trump Administration is attempting to “radically” change the immigration system by collecting […]

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