The FBI receives hundreds of complaints of tax-related fraud during this time of year as criminals continue to use several different ways to scam...

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U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers and Their Criminal Conspirators for Hacking Yahoo and Millions of Email Accounts

A grand jury in the Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014,...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke today at the National Association of Attorneys General Annual Winter Meeting. Read his remarks at: [ Link ]
Attorney General Jeff B. Sessions was sworn in today as the 84th Attorney General of the United States.

“It is an honor beyond words to serve,” said Attorney General Sessions today after he was sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence at The White House. “I look forward to making sure that every ounce of strength that I have and that the people of the Department of Justice have is going to be...
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President Trump Participates in the Swearing-In of the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions
"Today, we come here to celebrate the brief life and enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who labored tirelessly to obey the word of God and to advance the cause of freedom. More importantly, we gather to renew our commitment to Dr. King’s work in our own time: the work of creating a society that respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people, regardless of color or creed,...
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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Final Speech as Attorney General at 16th Street Baptist Church in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
AG Lynch Delivers Final Speech at Historic 16th St Baptist Church MLK Ceremony
"Meaningful change is never easy. The task of realizing the promise of our country has always been hard. And here in Chicago, thanks to the determination and commitment of countless public officials, police officers, advocates and citizens, we have taken the first step towards a brighter future. The people of this city have recognized that there is work to be done. And they have committed...
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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Press Conference on Investigation into Chicago Police Department
“Volkswagen’s attempts to dodge emissions standards and import falsely certified vehicles into the country represent an egregious violation of our nation’s environmental, consumer protection and financial laws. These actions reflect the Justice Department’s steadfast commitment to defending consumers, protecting our environment and our financial system and holding individuals and companies...
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Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and Civil Penalties; Six Volkswagen Executives and Employees are Indicted in Connection with Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on combatting human trafficking: “Human trafficking is one of the most devastating crimes that we confront. The National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking summarizes the work that our many components and our U.S. Attorney's Offices are doing to better help survivors and target traffickers. These efforts encourage increased collaboration within the...
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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces the Justice Department’s National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
Around the country, law enforcement agencies are taking concrete and meaningful steps to increase the diversity of their workforces – defined not only in terms of race and gender, but also religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, language ability, background and experience. This fall, the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive...
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Promoting Promising Practices to Advance Diversity in Law Enforcement
"All of our young people deserve to lead lives of safety, dignity, and opportunity - and a crucial part of our work is to figure out how law enforcement and community stakeholders can come together to achieve that goal," Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said today after a juvenile justice community forum in Wilmington, Delaware, with Senator Chris Coons. Attorney General Lynch also visited...
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Yesterday, Karen A. Lash, Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR), attended the last WH-LAIR meeting of 2016, which included celebration of the recently-released first annual report to the president, entitled “Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs.”

“I was personally grateful to be able to thank each and every WH-LAIR federal...
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White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Hosts Last Meeting of 2016
“We may speak different languages; we may read from different books of scripture; we may call our God by different names. But we all love this country and the ideals for which it stands,” Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said today during remarks at an interfaith event at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center on the Justice Department’s Commitment to Combatting Hate Crimes.
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Today, the Justice Department published for public comment in the Federal Register a draft policy implementing a "Release to One, Release to All" presumption for FOIA processed records. This concept would ensure that all citizens—not just those making a request—have access to information released under #FOIA.

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Request for Public Comment on Draft "Release to One, Release to All" Presumption
Yesterday, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer delivered remarks at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ Risk Management Forum. This blog, “Risk Management and 21st Century Policing: Protecting Communities and their Financial Integrity,” is based on the remarks he delivered.

“We all know the great responsibilities borne by our nation’s police officers: they...
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Risk Management and 21st Century Policing: Protecting Communities and their Financial Integrity
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today released the following statement regarding the decision by the Department of the Army in the Dakota Access Pipeline matter:

“In light of today's decision by the Department of the Army regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Department of Justice will continue to monitor the situation in North Dakota in the days ahead and we stand ready to provide...
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Statement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Regarding the Army’s Decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released a video statement today regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. #DAPL