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Canadian Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Committing Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries and Other Offenses

Amor M. Ftouhi, 51, of Quebec, Canada, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman to life in prison for committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries and two other offenses in conjunction with his attack on a Bishop Airport police officer on June 21, 2017.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney ...

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75 International Security Officials Collaborate With U.S. Counterparts To Combat Transnational Crime

International law enforcement, security, counternarcotics, and judicial officials arrived in the United States this week for the fifth annual Towards a More Safe and Secure World International Visitor Leadership Program. Participants from 56 countries will meet with their counterparts in 16 U.S. cities to increase efforts to combat transnational crime and counter terrorism. The 2019 initiative will begin in Washington, ...

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Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Pay Over $122 Million to Resolve Allegations They Paid Kickbacks

The Department of Justice today announced that three pharmaceutical companies – Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Jazz), Lundbeck LLC (Lundbeck), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Alexion) – have agreed to pay a total of $122.6 million to resolve allegations that they each violated the False Claims Act by illegally paying the Medicare or Civilian Health and Medical Program (ChampVA) copays for their own products, ...

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MS-13 Member Receives 26 Years in Prison for Racketeering, Murder and Attempted Murder

A Riverdale, Maryland man was sentenced to 312 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his participation in the racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, including a murder and attempted murder. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur for the District of Maryland, ...

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New US Marshals Director Takes Oath of Office

Donald Washington was sworn in as the director of the U.S. Marshals Service today in a ceremony at the Tom Stagg U.S. District Court in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. presiding and Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals administering the oath of office. Washington becomes the agency’s 11th director ...

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