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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New … Continue reading Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Invectives old and new fill Trump’s marathon speech at CPAC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare,” relitigated his crowd sizes back to the inauguration and took on “sick,” ”lunatic” and “dirty” foes at every turn, earning him the unvarnished adoration of cheering conservatives. After a … Continue reading Invectives old and new fill Trump’s marathon speech at CPAC

MONTGOMERY, Ala | GOP’s Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama has announced he’ll challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as Republicans try to reclaim the seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne made the announcement Wednesday in Mobile. The congressman is the first Republican to announce for what’s expected to be a crowded GOP … Continue reading MONTGOMERY, Ala | GOP’s Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets in Whitaker’s defense in turnabout

WASHINGTON — The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local): 11:50 p.m. President Donald Trump still has acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on his mind, even though he is on a trip to France for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Trump tweeted late Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets in Whitaker’s defense in turnabout

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

SIOUX FALLS, SD – “Jeff Sessions served as our nation’s 84th Attorney General with tremendous dignity, dedication, and distinction. He advanced the Administration’s priorities with strong leadership and purposeful expectations. He reinvigorated and motivated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement professionals to perform at the highest levels and produce results that have greatly benefited … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

Alabama News: Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore on Attorney General Sessions

Alabama – As the first Alabamian to serve as the Nation’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions won the respect and loyalty of prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the Country. He was extremely active and personally invested in the work of prosecutors in 93 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and at Main Justice in Washington D.C. Under his … Continue reading Alabama News: Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore on Attorney General Sessions

Texas News: HOUSTON, US Attorney Patrick Statement on the Departure of AG Sessions

HOUSTON, Texas – The Southern District of Texas (SDTX) extends its appreciation to Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions for his leadership of the Department of Justice during his tenure as Attorney General. He was a prosecutor’s prosecutor and unwavering in his support of US Attorneys as well as state & local law enforcement across the country. … Continue reading Texas News: HOUSTON, US Attorney Patrick Statement on the Departure of AG Sessions

Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, West Virginia Residents Indicted for Kidnapping and Firearms Offenses Committed in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On October 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a 16-count superseding indictment against Josh Small, 51, of Princeton, West Virginia, and Joni Amber Johnson, 35, of Princeton, West Virginia, charging them with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, using firearms during crimes of violence, and being felons in possession of … Continue reading Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, West Virginia Residents Indicted for Kidnapping and Firearms Offenses Committed in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

WASHINGTON—Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today named Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, chair of the Attorney General’s Marijuana Working Group. The working group is part of the Attorney General Advisory Committee’s (AGAC) Controlled Substances Subcommittee. “I am honored to be named chair of the Marijuana Working Group and look … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

NAACP News: NAACP Statement on Jeff Sessions Resignation

NAACP Statement Regarding the Resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP published the following statement regarding the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation might be a welcomed reprieve from his jurisdiction over the justice department.  His odious record has done little to impact … Continue reading NAACP News: NAACP Statement on Jeff Sessions Resignation

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The new acting attorney general says he’s honored that President Donald Trump has confidence in his ability to lead the Justice Department. Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Wednesday that he is committed to “leading a fair department with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

Texas News: Corpus Man, Juan Dedios Delagarza Sent to Prison for Dealing Drugs, Possessing Firearm

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 39-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. A federal jury convicted Juan Dedios Delagarza Aug. 14, 2018, following two days of trial and less … Continue reading Texas News: Corpus Man, Juan Dedios Delagarza Sent to Prison for Dealing Drugs, Possessing Firearm

WASHINGTON | Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout

WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout

Colorado News: Western Slope Man, James Russell Wich Sentenced For Making False Statement To Firearms Dealers

Defendant bought firearms for felons DENVER, Co. – A Grand Junction man was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 6 months in federal prison followed by 6 months on home detention for making false statements to a firearms dealer, U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn and ATF Denver Division … Continue reading Colorado News: Western Slope Man, James Russell Wich Sentenced For Making False Statement To Firearms Dealers

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Houston, Pa. Residents Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges as Part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two residents of Washington County, Pennsylvania, with violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The six-count indictment, returned under seal on October 9, named Vashaun Lasalle Wright, 29, and Alyssa Ashley Adkins, 29, both of Houston, … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Houston, Pa. Residents Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges as Part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws on Election Day

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced its Election Day plans for the Nov. 6, 2018 general election. The Civil Rights Division will monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel to 35 jurisdictions in 19 states. “Voting rights are constitutional rights, and they’re part of what it means to be an … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws on Election Day

Pennsylvania News: Duquesne Felon, Dontez Peoples Charged with Illegally Possessing Loaded Pistol and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating the federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count indictment, returned on Nov. 1, named Dontez Peoples, age 27, formerly of Duquesne, Pa. According to the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Duquesne Felon, Dontez Peoples Charged with Illegally Possessing Loaded Pistol and Ammunition

Texas News: USA Erin Nealy Cox Appointed to AG’s China Initiative

Texas – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox – along with four other U.S. Attorneys, from New York, California, Alabama and Massachusetts — to serve on the Justice Department’s China Initiative combating economic espionage by Beijing. This group is led by Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading Texas News: USA Erin Nealy Cox Appointed to AG’s China Initiative

Louisiana News: Ball felon, Terrence Taylor pleads guilty to possessing revolver

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Ball felon pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally possessing a revolver and ammunition. Terrence Taylor, 38, of Ball, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty … Continue reading Louisiana News: Ball felon, Terrence Taylor pleads guilty to possessing revolver

North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES DANIEL BLOODWORTH Sentenced to More Than 14 Years for Robbery and Carjacking Offenses

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, JAMES DANIEL BLOODWORTH, 60, of Raleigh, was sentenced by United States Senior District Judge W. Earl Britt for robbery and carjacking offenses. Judge Britt sentenced BLOODWORTH to 175 months’ imprisonment followed by 3 years … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES DANIEL BLOODWORTH Sentenced to More Than 14 Years for Robbery and Carjacking Offenses

Vermont News: Jamal Hall Charged With Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm In Connection With Rutland Bar Shooting

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jamal Hall, age 41, of Brooklyn, New York and Rutland, Vermont, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Burlington on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As detailed in the government’s motion for … Continue reading Vermont News: Jamal Hall Charged With Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm In Connection With Rutland Bar Shooting

VIRGINIA News: Danville, Two Danville Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Matthew Ferguson and Joshua Coleman Filmed Sex Acts Performed on Minor Danville, VIRGINIA – A pair of Danville men pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Danville to a charge of production of child pornography, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced. Today in District Court, Matthew Ceasar Ferguson, 22, and Joshua Malik Coleman, … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Danville, Two Danville Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

WASHINGTON News: Attorney General Sessions Recognizes U.S. Attorney’s Office With Awards for Work on National Security Cases

Two Teams Honored at Annual Justice Department Ceremony WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recognized two teams from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and their partners in the FBI for outstanding achievements in national security cases involving attacks on American citizens abroad. The team members were among 244 Justice Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Attorney General Sessions Recognizes U.S. Attorney’s Office With Awards for Work on National Security Cases

PennsylvaniaCleveland Brothers Indicted on Robbery and Gun Charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Two siblings from Cleveland, Ohio, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal robbery and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The seven-count indictment, returned on October 16, named the defendants as Rayshawn Patterson, 19, and Reginald Patterson, 21. According to … Continue reading PennsylvaniaCleveland Brothers Indicted on Robbery and Gun Charges

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Announces $35 Million to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another $35 Million to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced $35 million in funding to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids, and another $35 million to establish new programs to provide services to children victims of the opioid crisis. The announcement was made at the Department’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Announces $35 Million to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another $35 Million to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

North Carolina News: Warrenton Man, ROBERT FULTON BACON Indicted for Drug Distribution and Firearm Charges

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a Federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a three-count indictment charging ROBERT FULTON BACON, a/k/a “Face,” age 32, of Warrenton, North Carolina, with one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted … Continue reading North Carolina News: Warrenton Man, ROBERT FULTON BACON Indicted for Drug Distribution and Firearm Charges

WASHINGTON News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Hosts the 66th Annual Attorney General Awards Honoring Department Employees and Others for their Service

Six Individuals Honored in the Southern District of Florida WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions recognized 244 Department of Justice employees for their distinguished public service today at the 66th Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony. Thirty-six other individuals, outside of the Department of Justice, were also honored for their work. This annual ceremony recognizes employees … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Hosts the 66th Annual Attorney General Awards Honoring Department Employees and Others for their Service

Nevada News: LAS VEGAS, Jacqueline Moore Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition After Threatening To Shoot A Woman

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas felon who was convicted in July of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition after threatening to shoot a woman during an altercation was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the … Continue reading Nevada News: LAS VEGAS, Jacqueline Moore Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition After Threatening To Shoot A Woman

Vermont News: Waterbury Man, Timothy Durkin Sentenced For Arson

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Timothy Durkin, 43, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to serve five years in prison after his guilty plea to maliciously destroying by means of fire real property used in interstate commerce. Chief U.S. … Continue reading Vermont News: Waterbury Man, Timothy Durkin Sentenced For Arson

West Virginia News: Huntington Man, Jonathan Forest Johnson Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who was arrested after a drug and gun investigation earlier this year pled guilty today to multiple federal charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Jonathan Forest Johnson, 31, entered guilty pleas to distribution of methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime before United … Continue reading West Virginia News: Huntington Man, Jonathan Forest Johnson Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges