Washington, DC - During Fire Prevention Week, we are reminded to keep doing our part to prevent fires before they tragically claim lives and destroy homes, businesses, and natural resources.  Every American can play a role in raising awareness about preventing fires and taking simple precautions to help prevent fire-related deaths and injuries.  We also commend our Nation’s brave firefighters and emergency workers who risk their health and safety each day, and we solemnly remember those who gave their lives in service to protect Americans and our communities.  This week, I encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare their family, property, and community on what to do before, during, and after a fire.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Tuesday announced awards totaling more than $92 million to reduce recidivism among adults and juvenile offenders returning to their communities after confinement.

Washington, DC - A Chinese national was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $4.2 million for laundering drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.

Miami, Florida - A Florida attorney and former outside counsel for 1 Global Capital LLC (1 Global), has been charged Tuesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and securities fraud in connection with an investment fraud scheme that as alleged impacted more than 3,600 investors in 42 different states, and involved him personally and fraudulently raising more than $100 million from investors.

Hartford, Connecticut - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan), a New York, New York-based global banking and financial services firm, has entered into a resolution with the Department of Justice to resolve criminal charges related to two distinct schemes to defraud: the first involving tens of thousands of episodes of unlawful trading in the markets for precious metals futures contracts, and the second involving thousands of episodes of unlawful trading in the markets for U.S. Treasury futures contracts and in the secondary (cash) market for U.S. Treasury notes and bonds.

Hartford, Connecticut - Connecticut list brokerage firm Macromark Inc. pleaded guilty to knowingly providing lists of potential victims to fraudulent mass-mailing schemes, the Department of Justice announced.  The fraudulent schemes tricked consumers into paying fees for falsely promised cash prizes and purportedly personalized “psychic” services.  Thousands of consumers lost millions of dollars to the schemes.