Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced Monday that it has obtained a settlement agreement with the Housing Authority of the Town of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, and two of its former employees to resolve allegations that they violated federal law when they denied housing to a Black mother and her young daughter because of their race. Under the settlement, the Housing Authority and former employees David Haynes and Myra Hess must pay $75,000 in damages and take other actions to remedy their violations of the Fair Housing Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 84,247 fugitives (27,399 on federal and 56,848 on state and local warrants) in Fiscal Year 2021. On average, the agency arrested 337 fugitives per day (based on 250 operational days).

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring a statewide primary election on June 7, 2022 and a proclamation declaring special elections for the 22nd Congressional District, 11th Assembly District and 80th Assembly District on June 7, 2022.

Washington, DC - Two of the defendants behind an alleged small business financing scheme, RAM Capital Funding, LLC and its owner Tzvi Reich, will be permanently banned from the merchant cash advance and debt collection industries, and required to pay $675,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive and illegal means to seize assets from small businesses, non-profits, and religious organizations.

Washington, DC - The United States is closely following the situation in Kazakhstan, a valued partner.  We condemn the acts of violence and destruction of property and call for restraint by both the authorities and protestors.  

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday signed an executive order to protect Californians amid increasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant.