Jacksonville, Florida - A series of charges and convictions were announced Wednesday in connection with an international enterprise based in Florida that operated subscription-based sexually exploitive “child modeling” websites.

Atlanta, Georgia - A Georgia woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Northern District of Georgia for perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $7.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Washington, DC - In a key step toward implementing the Administration’s blueprint for a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would amend current regulations to improve the processing of asylum claims. The proposed rule would allow, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officers to hear and decide applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) protection for individuals who receive a positive credible fear determination. These cases are currently assigned to immigration judges within the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Chicago, Illinois - The Department of Justice Tuesday announced that it signed a settlement agreement with Ameritech Global Inc., an IT staffing and recruiting company based in Illinois.

Washington, DC - A Virginia man was sentenced Tuesday in the Eastern District of Virginia to 14 years in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme in which he and his co-conspirators stole approximately $5.7 million from victim investors.

Chicago, Illinois - A licensed pharmacist was arrested Tuesday in Chicago on charges related to his alleged sale of dozens of authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination cards on eBay.