Washington, DC - We are deeply saddened by the death of former FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky. Bob was a towering figure in the modern history of the Commission, whose leadership and commitment helped transform the agency. On behalf of the entire FTC community, I want to express our condolences and convey our gratitude for his many contributions.

Scranton, Pennsylvania - A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, EPA Criminal Investigation Division Director Jessica Taylor, and U.S. Attorney David J. Freed for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Boston, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to 210 months in prison for conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, including hacking into her online accounts, posting fraudulent sexual solicitations in their names, sending unsolicited images of child pornography, and making over 120 hoax bomb threats.

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will travel to Orlando, FL, today to participate in a major police chiefs meeting.

Washington, DC - On Friday, the President signed into law:

Washington, DC - The staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine consumer protection and competition issues related to the online event-ticket marketplace at a public workshop on March 27, 2019. The online event ticket industry has been a frequent topic of consumer and competitor complaints, and FTC staff is seeking public input in advance of the workshop, including possible discussion topics and potential participants.