Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling its first-ever case against a company making “organic” product claims.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Lawrence Gerard Nassar, 54, of Holt, Michigan, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child-pornography and obstruction-of-justice offenses, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today. U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff ordered the federal sentence to be served consecutive to the sentences he receives in state court. In addition to the prison term, Nassar must also register as a sex offender, and, if released from prison, he will be subject to a lifetime term of supervised release.

Washington, DC - The Navy's Office of Inclusion and Diversity is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards.

Washington, DC - When alleged Florida gang member Demeko Wells was wanted for credit card fraud and identify theft earlier this year, he noticed his own photo on a digital billboard alert in the Tampa area, and he knew his days of freedom were numbered.

Glendale, California - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 442,898 refund checks totaling more than $8 million to people who bought weight-loss supplements that were deceptively marketed using illegal spam email, baseless weight-loss claims, and fake celebrity endorsements. Consumers who bought products marketed by Sale Slash, LLC and related defendants will receive checks averaging $18.24.