Washington, DC - Statistics released in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report revealed overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2018 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2017. The report is based on information from 14,509 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months of comparable data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

Washington, DC - Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with SoFi, resolving allegations that it misrepresented how much money student loan borrowers have saved or will save from refinancing their loans with the company.

Washington, DC - FBI Director Christopher Wray has named John Brown as assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. Mr. Brown most recently served as the special agent in charge of the San Diego Field Office.

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump at 2019 Governors’ Ball:

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) has entered into a multi-district settlement agreement with global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Inc. (McKinsey), resolving disputes over the adequacy of McKinsey’s disclosures of connections in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.  Under the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, the retention and payment of a professional firm by a debtor company in bankruptcy is contingent upon approval by the bankruptcy court after the firm discloses all of its connections to the debtor, creditors, and other parties.  These strict disclosure requirements allow the court, USTP, and parties involved in the case to identify any conflicts of interest that may taint the professional’s advice and favor one interested party over another.