Proclamation on National Manufacturing Day, 2020

Washington, DC - Since the founding of our Nation, Americans have been renowned for their craftsmanship and productivity. On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate our dedicated American workers who carry on this legacy, recognizing that manufacturing is a cornerstone of our economic prosperity and national security. The workmanship and ingenuity of American manufacturers make “Made in the U.S.A.” an enduring stamp of patriotism and excellence, and we will always support the men and women whose work ensures that American manufacturing is second to none.

United States Reaches Agreement to Protect New Orleans Waterways and Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, Louisiana - Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company LLC, d/b/a Fair Grounds Corporation (Fair Grounds) that will resolve years of Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at its New Orleans racetrack.

Man Charged with Fraudulently Seeking Over $6 Million in COVID Relief Funds

Raleigh, North Carolina - A North Carolina man was charged with fraudulently seeking over $6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Child Sex Trafficker Receives Fifteen Years in Federal Prison

San Diego, California - Joseph Price was sentenced in federal court Monday for sex trafficking a minor in San Diego in July and August 2019, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591. Price was sentenced to fifteen years in custody by U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns.

Supervisor Of Drug Testing Facility Who Took Bribes To Falsify Over 100 Drug Tests Sentenced To Federal Prison

Las Vegas, Nevada - Billy Joe West, 57, of Las Vegas, was sentenced Monday to four years and nine months in federal prison for soliciting and accepting bribes from convicted felons on federal supervised release in exchange for concealing their positive and missed drug tests, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada.

UK National Sentenced to Prison for Role in “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group

St. Louis, Missouri - A United Kingdom national pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to commit aggravated identity theft and computer fraud, and was sentenced to five years in federal prison.