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Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Two owners and operators of a Los Angeles, California, home health agency were sentenced to 120 and 78 months in prison yesterday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services, including home health services, diagnostic […]

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Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Charged with Racketeering for Directing Murders and Other Violent Crimes from Inside California Prisons

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixteen members and associates of a prison-based gang have been charged after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and murders inside and outside of California’s prisons. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott for the Eastern […]

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Attorney General Becerra Sues Westlands Water District to Block Unlawful Shasta Dam Project

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov Attorney General Becerra Sues Westlands Water District to Block Unlawful Shasta Dam Project SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit to block Westlands Water District (Westlands) from taking unlawful action to assist in the planning and construction of a project to raise the height of Shasta Dam. The […]

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Attorney General Becerra Leads Multistate Coalition Before the Ninth Circuit Court to Protect Asylum-Seekers

Thursday, May 16, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led a multistate coalition in an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawsuit, now before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent those who have not entered […]

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Attorney General Becerra Announces Sentencings in $2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Southern California

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the sentencing of Andrew Valles for operating a $2 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California. Today, Mr. Valles was sentenced to 13 years in state prison. Restitution was ordered in the amount of $2,342,957. Co-defendant Arnold […]

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Attorney General Becerra: Senate Bill 1421 Applies to Records Pre-Dating January 1, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that, in line with the tentative guidance issued by the San Francisco County Superior Court, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) will begin to disclose DOJ records as covered under Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) that pre-date January 1, […]

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Attorney General Becerra Announces Arrests, Charges Against 10 Individuals in Southern California Vehicle Title Washing Scheme

Friday, May 17, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of ten individuals for allegedly using fraudulent information on credit applications to purchase vehicles from various car dealerships located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties. After purchasing vehicles using false or stolen identities, the […]

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Attorney General Becerra Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Rule that Encourages Denial of Healthcare

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s “Healthcare Refusal Rule.”  The new rule allows any individual, entity, or provider—from doctors to front office staff—to deny basic healthcare, including emergency care. The rule allows providers to deny care based on religious or […]

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Attorney General Becerra Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposed Regulation Excluding Millions of Americans from Federal Overtime Protections

Tuesday, May 21, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general denouncing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule that would potentially exclude millions of Americans from federal overtime protections. Specifically, the proposed rule would significantly expand provisions that exempt certain employees from protections under the Fair […]

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Attorney General Becerra Urges Department of Education to Give Veterans with Disabilities Automatic Student Loan Relief

Friday, May 24, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov Action continues Attorney General Becerra’s work to advocate for and support consumer protections for service members and veterans SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of a coalition of 52 attorneys general, sent a letter urging the Department of Education (Department) to discharge the student […]

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Attorney General Becerra Responds to Federal Court Decision Blocking Trump’s Attempt to Fund Border Wall

Friday, May 24, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today responded to a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to temporarily block President Trump’s illegal attempt to divert funding to begin building a border wall. The decision grants the motion for preliminary injunction filed by the American […]

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Attorney General Becerra Obtains $1.5 Million in Judgments Against Telemarketers Who Scammed Vulnerable Investors

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced today judgments totaling $1,498,574 in a lawsuit against telemarketers who scammed investors. The company, Consumer Rights Legal Services (CRLS), and four individuals, including CRLS’s president and owner, James Davitt, cheated more than 150 victims by offering bogus “investment recovery services” that they […]

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2017 dismissal of U.S. attorneys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, requested the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys on March 10, 2017. On March 10, 2017, Jeff Sessions, who was appointed United States Attorney General by President Donald Trump, requested the resignations of 46 United States Attorneys.[1] Some resignations were declined by Sessions or Trump.[1][2] Media outlets described Sessions’ move […]

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GozNym Cyber-Criminal Network Operating out of Europe Targeting American Entities Dismantled in International Operation Network Formed by Individuals Who Advertised their Specialized Technical Skills and Services on Underground Russian-Language Online Criminal Forums

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 16, 2019 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.  […]