First Lady Melania Trump visited Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington D.C. today. As part of her Be Best campaign, the First Lady met with students involved in Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good.
The council is comprised of 15 students from the United States who provide ideas and feedback for Microsoft’s youth-focused online safety policy work. The students had designed art projects representing individual expressions of digital civility.
The Trump Administration has repeatedly referenced the dangers of trekking to and attempting to illegally enter the southwest border of the United States. As the perilous realities of these journeys have gone underreported,
the Department of Homeland Security has compiled a list of the illegality stemming from trafficking and smuggling, the health and safety risks of entrusting someone to illegally take you across the border,
WASHINGTON – Rose Gross, 62, a former background investigator who did work under contract for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), pled guilty today to a charge stemming from her falsification of work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors,
announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Norbert E. Vint, Acting Inspector General for the Office of Personnel Management.
Gross, of District Heights, Md., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to making a false statement.
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a father and son were sentenced today in Bridgeport federal court for profiting from unlawful exports to Pakistan.
U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced both MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, to 18 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.
Six men from around the country were sentenced today and yesterday for participating in an international child pornography production ring, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,
Below is a summary of the reunification process that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice (DOJ) are implementing for eligible children over 5 years of age who may have been separated from their parents.
This document is intended to educate the public about the detailed interdepartmental reunification plan presented to the court. It does not represent new policy.
“ICE plays a critical role in protecting public safety and our national security, from combatting the illegal drug trade to removing public safety threats from our communities. Our workforce continues to carry out their important mission and...
we will not be deterred by threats against our agency. I am grateful to the members of Congress who today publicly declared their support for the brave, dedicated men and women of ICE. We will continue to fulfill our sworn oaths to enforce federal immigration and customs laws.”
WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the President announced his intent to nominate Steven Dillingham to serve as Director of the Census Bureau.
“The President’s announcement of his intent to nominate Doctor Steven Dillingham as Director of the Census Bureau comes at a critical time as the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching.
Every day in America, public safety is jeopardized by some of the very policies meant to protect it. Our country’s overuse of incarceration is one of them. It may come as a surprise to hear two police chiefs say that our approach to incarceration makes us less safe,
WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today released the following statement regarding the committee review of documents relevant to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
“This will be my 15th Supreme Court confirmation hearing. It will be the most transparent and thorough process of any of them. We will fulfill our constitutional duty to independently evaluate Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications.
Defendant was Recorded Presiding Over Meeting of MS-13 Leaders from Across the Country
BOSTON – The leader of the MS-13 East Coast Program was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy.
Jose Adan Martinez Castro, a/k/a “Chucky,” 29, a Salvadoran national formerly residing in Richmond, Va., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 19.5 years in prison, the top of the sentencing range recommended by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
Defendant Also Demanded Child Send Him Photos of Her Genitalia
WASHINGTON – Charles Morgan, 57, a registered sex offender who is formerly of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 40 years in prison on child exploitation charges and other offenses stemming from his sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl he picked up at a bus stop.
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution (H. Res. 990) expressing support for the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) applauded today’s House approval of the resolution in the statement below.
Ocala, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton today sentenced Michael Philip Auld (31, Ocala) to 27 years and 3 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography.
Following the prison sentence, Auld, a registered sex offender, must serve a lifetime on federal supervised release. The court also ordered him to forfeit a cellphone he had used in the commission of the crime. Auld pleaded guilty on April 3, 2018.
A documented associate of the brutal international gang MS-13 is at-large and wanted for his role in operating an interstate prostitution ring, which also included the trafficking of a known minor.
Ramon Raudel Campos Murillo, a native of Mexico, who sometimes also goes by Raudel or the alias “Chilango,” is charged with transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Robert Khuzami, Attorney for the United States, acting under authority conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, announced the convictions of former New York State Senate Majority Leader DEAN SKELOS and his son ADAM SKELOS on bribery, extortion, and honest services fraud counts,
following a five-week jury trial before the U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood. As a unanimous jury found for a second time, DEAN SKELOS repeatedly abused his official position to obtain more than $300,000 in bribes and extortion payments made to his son, ADAM SKELOS.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) On July 15, 2018, a U.S. Secret Service Special Agent suffered a severe cerebrovascular accident in Scotland where he was traveling in support of Presidential Protection. It is with great sadness and regret to report that the agent,
a 19-year Secret Service veteran and dedicated professional of the highest order, passed early this morning on July 17, 2018, in Scotland. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by members of his immediate family and his extended Secret Service family.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that the federal grand jury which returned the original indictment against West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen H. Loughry II last month...
has today returned a superseding indictment. Loughry, 47, of Charleston, West Virginia, was charged on June 19, 2018, in a 22-count Indictment that was unsealed today. The new indictment adds an obstruction of justice count, in addition to the existing wire and mail fraud,
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced former Maryland State Senator Nathaniel Thomas Oaks, age 71, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for...
one count of wire fraud and one count of honest services wire fraud. Judge Bennett also ordered that Oaks pay a fine of $30,000 and perform 80 hours of community service.
Robert Khuzami, Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, said: “Yet again, a New York jury heard a sordid tale of bribery, extortion, and the abuse of power by a powerful public official of this State.
And yet again, a jury responded with a unanimous verdict of guilt, in this case of Dean Skelos and his son Adam – sending the resounding message that political corruption will not be tolerated.”