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Syrian Refugee Arrested on Terrorism Charges After Planning Attack on Christian Church

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested today based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass ...

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Libyan National Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges in 2012 Attack on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi

Mustafa al-Imam, a Libyan national approximately 48 years old, was found guilty of terrorism charges for his participation in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya.  Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. government personnel Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty died in the attack at the Mission and the nearby Annex ...

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The DOJ Intentionally Brought Foreign Nationals Into The US As Snitches — Then It Lost Some: IG

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The Department of Justice “sponsored” approximately 5,500 foreign nationals to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 in order to provide assistance to the DOJ in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general. Sixty-two absconded, escaping the DOJ’s monitoring, and in 18 other cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal ...

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Robert Mueller Speaks Publicly About Investigation for First Time

Robert Mueller

Two years ago, the Acting Attorney General asked me to serve as Special Counsel, and he created the Special Counsel’s Office. The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign. I have not spoken publicly during ...

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Las Vegas Investment Company CEO Sentenced to 50 Years for Running $1.5 Billion Ponzi Scheme

The former president and CEO of MRI International Inc. (MRI), a purported investment company and medical collections business located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tokyo, Japan, was sentenced to 50 years in prison today for his role in a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme. Edwin Fujinaga, 72, of Las Vegas, was sentenced by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the U.S. District ...

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WikiLeaks Founder Charged in 18-Count Indictment for Conspiring with Manning

A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment today charging Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States. The superseding indictment alleges that Assange was complicit with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the ...

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Fernando Valley Man Sentenced for Planning Long Beach Mass Terror Attack

A federal grand jury indicted a San Fernando Valley man for his role in planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach last month for the purpose of causing mass casualties. Mark Steven Domingo, 26, of Reseda, California, a former U.S. Army infantryman who was deployed to Afghanistan, was previously arrested on a criminal complaint in this case.  The indictment ...

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House Intel, DOJ Strike Deal Over Counterintelligence Documents

The House Intelligence Committee struck a deal late Tuesday with the Justice Department to avoid a subpoena fight over classified documents related to the Mueller probe. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the panel, said that the Justice Department has agreed to turn over twelve categories of counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials starting this week. DOJ has accepted our ...

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New York Man Convicted of Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah

Yesterday, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Ali Kourani, a.k.a. “Ali Mohamad Kourani,” a.k.a. “Jacob Lewis,” a.k.a. “Daniel,” on all eight counts in the Indictment, which charged him with terrorism, sanctions and immigration offenses for his illicit work as an operative for Hizballah’s external attack-planning component.  Kourani is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2019, by the Honorable ...

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Attorney General Barr Announces State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section

WASHINGTON – On May 2, 2019, Attorney General William P. Barr approved the creation of the State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section (SLEC-S) within the Office of Legislative Affairs. As of June 3, 2019, the SLEC-S will be responsible for ensuring that Department leadership is properly informed of state and local law enforcement’s top priorities, while working to ensure ...

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International Operation Dismantles Cyber-Criminal Network Targeting America from Europe

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A complex transnational organized cybercrime network that used GozNym malware in an attempt to steal an estimated $100 million from unsuspecting victims in the United States and around the world has been dismantled as part of an international law enforcement operation.  GozNym infected tens of thousands of victim computers worldwide, primarily in the United States and Europe.  The operation was ...

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Federal Judge Rules Broadcaster Must Register as a Russian Foreign Agent

U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg has ruled that a Florida-based company, RM Broadcasting LLC (RM Broadcasting), was acting as an agent of a foreign principal and must register as such under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). The Department of Justice contended in a civil counterclaim that RM Broadcasting has been acting as an agent of ...

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