Menlo Park, California - The US Department of Justice wants to wiretap Facebook messenger. That would involve the social media giant breaking the encryption on its messenger application so that the feds could listen to the voice conversations of an MS-13 suspect. MS-13 is a Mexican and Republican boogey-man.

Washington, DC - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) on Friday held the investiture of 23 new immigration judges, which increases the total number of immigration judges to 351. Since the end of January 2017, 82 immigration judges have been sworn in, and EOIR anticipates three additional hiring classes this fall that will total at least 75 more immigration judges.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the most six frequently misused opioids for 2019 by an average ten percent as compared to the 2018 amount. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) marks the third straight year of proposed reductions, which help reduce the amount of drugs potentially diverted for trafficking and used to facilitate addiction.

Seattle, Washington - A former Microsoft employee was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with the spread of a particular type of ransomware commonly referred to as Reveton.

Boston, Massachusetts - The Justice Department announced Tuesday a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in the underwriting and issuing of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2008. The penalty is the largest imposed by the Justice Department for financial crisis-era misconduct at a single entity under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, which authorizes the federal government to seek civil penalties against financial institutions that violate various predicate criminal offenses, including wire and mail fraud.

Uvalde, Texas - Border Patrol agents along with personnel from Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Texas Department of Public Safety(DPS), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, local law enforcement agencies, as well as several private citizens combined their efforts to save 27 individuals from flash flooding here, Sunday.