Wednesday, May 8, 2019

US Department of Justice at Work


The United States Department of Justice05/06/2019 12:00 AM EDT
A Virginia man who previously served as a linguist for the FBI was arrested Saturday night on charges of making multiple false statements to FBI officials and obstructing a federal investigation. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia and Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.
05/08/2019 12:00 AM EDT
A Fort Worth man today pleaded guilty to a terror charge, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox for the Northern District of Texas.
05/06/2019 12:00 AM EDT
A federal jury convicted a Dallas, Texas man on multiple terror charges, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox for the Northern District of Texas announced today.
05/06/2019 12:00 AM EDT
A Malaysian national, Ng Chong Hwa, 46, also known as “Roger Ng,” has been extradited from Malaysia to the United States to face charges of conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund, conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying bribes to multiple government officials in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, and conspiring to violate the FCPA by circumventing the internal accounting controls of a major New York-headquartered financial institution (Financial Institution).
05/07/2019 12:00 AM EDT
An Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
05/07/2019 12:00 AM EDT
The Civil Division today announced the release of formal guidance to the Department of Justice’s False Claims Act litigators. The False Claims Act provides important remedies for fraud committed against the United States. The guidance announced today explains the manner in which the Department of Justice awards credit to defendants who cooperate with the Department during a False Claims Act investigation. The formal policy, included as of today in the Justice Manual Section 4-4.112, identifies the type of cooperation eligible for credit.

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