Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by State Department
Jakarta, Indonesia - Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and Commissioner General Suhardi Alius, Chief of the Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on Strengthening Counterterrorism Cooperation.
- Written by Imperial Valley News
Fresno, California - A federal grand jury in Fresno, returned a five-count indictment Thursday against 16 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott for the Eastern District of California announced.
Former Arkansas State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme
- Written by Justice Department
Fort Smith, Arkansas - A consultant along with his co-conspirators, the President of an Arkansas college and a former Arkansas State Representative, were sentenced in the past week for their roles in a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Duane “DAK” Kees for the Western District of Arkansas.
Business Executive Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charge in Connection With Venezuelan Bribery Scheme
- Written by Department of Justice
Houston, Texas - A former manager of a U.S.-based logistics and freight forwarding company pleaded guilty to a foreign bribery charge Thursday for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure contracts and contract extensions from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). The guilty plea of the foreign official who was bribed was also unsealed Thursday.
Attorney General Sessions Releases Memorandum on Litigation Guidelines for Nationwide Injunctions Cases
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday issued litigation guidelines to aid Department of Justice attorneys involved in litigation challenging a federal government program, regulation, order, or law. The litigation guidelines will arm Department litigators handling these cases to present strong and consistent arguments in court against the issuance of nationwide injunctions and to reaffirm the existing constitutional and practical limitations on the authority of judges. The Department opposes the issuance of nationwide injunctions, consistent with the longstanding position of the Executive Branch under previous Administrations from both parties.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Attorney General Sessions Thursday issued the following statement on the Election Security Executive Order:
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