Newark, New Jersey - A Toms River, New Jersey physician pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in a $13 million health care fraud scheme, which previously resulted in charges in April 2019 against 23 other defendants in one of the largest health care fraud cases investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and prosecuted by the Department of Justice.

Washington, DC - The NIST recently published the draft National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 1800-21: Mobile Device Security: Corporate-Owned Personally-Enabled (COPE). Your comments and feedback are welcome through September 23, 2019.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of Mexico on the 209th anniversary of your independence.

San Francisco, California - StarKist Co. was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $100 million, the statutory maximum, for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for canned tuna sold in the United States.  StarKist was also sentenced to a 13-month term of probation. 

Washington, DC - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing to reduce the amount of five Schedule II opioid controlled substances that can be manufactured in the United States next year compared with 2019, per the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking being published in the Federal Register tomorrow and available for public inspection here today.

Washington, DC - Federal authorities announced Tuesday a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens.  Operation reWired, a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of State, was conducted over a four-month period, resulting in 281 arrests in the United States and overseas, including 167 in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana.  Arrests were also made in France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom (UK).  The operation also resulted in the seizure of nearly $3.7 million.