DETROIT–A strip club owner pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara in the Eastern District of Michigan to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. For his role in the conspiracy, Nicholas J. Faranso of Farmington Hills, Mich., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The court [...]
WASHINGTON–Guidant LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corporation, was formally convicted and sentenced Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn., before U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank for criminal violations relating to its interactions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Judge Frank sentenced Guidant to pay more than $296 million in criminal fines and [...]
Authorities release tape of a 911 call made after a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona.
WASHINGTON–The United States Attorney for Arizona said Sunday that his office filed a federal complaint against the man suspected of shooting U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Chief Judge John Roll, Giffords’ staff member Gabriel Zimmerman and approximately 16 others Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke said the federal complaint alleges five counts against Jared Lee Loughner, 22. [...]
WASHINGTON–A former U.S. Army staff sergeant was sentenced Friday to 90 months in prison in connection with a fuel theft scheme to solicit more than $400,000 in bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia [...]
SAN FRANCISCO–After a distinguished career on the state and federal courts, Justice Carlos Moreno today announced his retirement from the California Supreme Court effective February 28. “It has been a truly unique honor and privilege to have served the people of California as a judge for over twenty-four years and, together with my great colleagues [...]
Retooling his team after taking a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday named William Daley to be his new White House chief of staff.
DOHA, Qatar–Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Qatari Minister of State for Interior Affairs HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani signed a letter of intent to expand collaboration between the two nations on bilateral initiatives to enhance security for American and Qatari citizens. “Homeland security does not begin at America’s borders—it [...]
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released guidance recommending that schools take steps to reduce potential exposures to PCBs from older fluorescent lighting fixtures. The guidance, part of EPA’s ongoing efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools, is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts [...]
WASHINGTON–The Justice Department Monday announced a $1.25 million agreement with Warren Properties Inc., Warren Village (Mobile) Limited Partnership and Frank R. Warren to settle allegations that the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to grant a tenant’s requests for a reasonable accommodation. This settlement is the largest ever obtained by the department in an individual [...]