Houston, Texas - Five members of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) international street gang are set to appear in court following charges of conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas.

Memphis, Tennessee - Former Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Corporal Tommy Morris, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiring to cover up the beating of an inmate and to encouraging other officers to provide false information to investigators, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Chicago, Illinois - The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois, alleging disability discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Knoxville, Tennessee - A dual U.S.-Italian national was extradited from Italy to the United States on November 20.  The U.S. Marshals Service effectuated the transportation of the defendant from Lamezia Terme, Calabria to Knoxville.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A superseding indictment was unsealed Monday against 15 defendants, including alleged members and associates of the South Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey-based criminal organization La Cosa Nostra (LCN), popularly known as the ‘mafia’ or ‘mob.’  The superseding indictment charges various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, and drug trafficking.

Scottsdale, Arizona - November is National Diabetes Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about preventing and treating diabetes.