D.C. Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

Washington, DC - A Washington, D.C. resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft on December 4, 2018, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of IRS-Criminal Investigation, Washington D.C. Field Office.

Everybody comment now?

Washington, DC - Willing to wager there’s no plausible connection between 90s dance group C + C Music Factory and the FTC’s just-announced request for public comment about the Red Flags Rule and the Card Issuers Rule, known collectively as the Identity Theft Rules? You might just lose that bet – and no, it has nothing to do with C + C’s ubiquitous hit, “Everybody Dance Now.”

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to Pay $27.45 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Los Angeles, California - The Justice Department announced Friday that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to settle civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729, by overstating the number of hours its employees worked on two battlefield communications contracts with the United States Air Force.  Under the settlement, NGSC, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, will make a payment of $25.8 million, which, combined with earlier repayments, will result in a civil recovery of approximately $27.45 million.

The US Economy Grew at a 3.5% Pace in the Third Quarter, Faster Than Expected

Washington, DC - The U.S. economy grew at a faster-than-expected rate in the third quarter as inflation was kept in check and consumer spending surged, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for terms of four years:

Secretary Azar Highlights Recognition of HHS as Top Agency for Regulatory Reform

Washington, DC - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement today regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s release of the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda: