Washington, DC - The following op-ed by FBI Director Christopher Wray was published on The Washington Post’s website Thursday and appeared in the print issue Friday. Director Wray was an associate deputy attorney general in the Justice Department at the time of the 9/11 attacks.

San Francisco, California - Three trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco, all subsidiaries of Recology Inc., were charged Thursday in federal court with conspiracy to commit honest services fraud and have agreed to pay $36 million in criminal penalties, to revamp their corporate structure, and to cooperate fully in ongoing law enforcement and regulatory investigations, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair, and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Daniels.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Milwaukee Field Office Robert E. Hughes and Jeffrey B. Norman, acting chief of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), announced the addition of a suspect wanted for double homicides and multiple attempted homicides in Milwaukee to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives today. Fugitive Octaviano Juarez-Corro marks the 525th addition to the Top Ten list, which has been in existence since 1950. On May 29, 2006, Juarez-Corro allegedly shot and killed two individuals and wounded three others at a large holiday picnic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Los Angeles, California - A former California Employment Development Department (EDD) employee has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge for causing nearly 200 fraudulent COVID-related unemployment relief claims to be filed in other people’s names, resulting in more than $1.6 million in ill-gotten gains, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Los Angeles, California - A Glendale man has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges for attacking five victims at a family-owned Turkish restaurant last year while shouting anti-Turkish slurs, hurling chairs at the victims and threatening to kill them, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

San Francisco, California - Keith Christopher and Isaiah Wells appeared in federal court Wednesday to face the charge of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud using interstate wires, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.  A third co-defendant, Tanisa Smith-Symes, will appear tomorrow in federal court in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was arrested.