Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 18,301 refund checks totaling more than $437,000 to people who bought bogus weight-loss products from Colby Fox, Christopher Reinhold and their companies, Tachht, Inc. and Teqqi, LLC. According to the FTC, the defendants bombarded people with illegal spam email and used false celebrity endorsements and false weight-loss claims to pitch their products. The average check amount is $23.91.

Washington, DC - Last week, leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in a strategic partnership to advance federal critical infrastructure resilience. The partnership will result in the development and implementation of a systematic approach to planning and deploying projects and measures that will help reduce DHS energy use while strengthening the resilience and security of their facilities.

Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the appointment of six new U.S. Attorneys to serve two-year terms on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC), joining the nine members announced on November 13, 2017. The AGAC was created in 1973 and reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney General. It represents the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management affecting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 218,254 refund checks totaling more than $7.2 million to people who bought products deceptively marketed as “buy-one-get-one-free,” including Snuggies, the Magic Mesh Door, and other “as-seen-on-TV” type products. Consumers who bought products marketed by Allstar Marketing Group, LLC will receive checks averaging $33.14.

Washington, DC - Eleven Nominations Sent to the Senate:

Washington, DC - On Friday, March 9, 2018, the President signed into law: