Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against Owners and Mangers of Housing Properties in Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii - The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the owners and managers of housing in Honolulu, Hawaii, to resolve a lawsuit filed last year alleging that the defendants refused to rent to families with children at properties they owned and managed, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

California Man Charged with Cyberstalking Airbnb Guest

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury has returned a one-count indictment against Kevin James Strutz, 49, of Ceres, charging him with cyberstalking, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.