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Former Cleveland VA Medical Center supervisor sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in restitution for theft and kickback scheme

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that William H. Precht, 54, of Kent, Ohio, was sentenced today by Judge Donald C. Nugent to 37 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $1,259,390.66 in restitution after Precht pleaded guilty to theft of government property and participating in a bribery and kickback scheme that enriched himself and caused the Cleveland VA Medical Center to suffer a loss of nearly $200,000. Read More of "Former Cleveland VA Medical Center supervisor sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in restitution for theft and kickback scheme"

ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco will be a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held Oct. 27-29 in Miami at the Hyatt Regency. Officials from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Future Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service and federal and state judges will be among presenters at the conference. Read More of "ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29"

Launch into law diversity pipeline program continues to thrive

Toledo Law hosted its third cohort of participants over the summer as part of the college's Launch into Law diversity pipeline program. The weeklong, immersive experience continues to thrive as it builds a pathway for historically underrepresented students to earn their J.D. This year's final cohort included first-generation college students and working professionals in nursing, healthcare, finance, and law enforcement. Read More of "Launch into law diversity pipeline program continues to thrive"

District court enters permanent injunction shutting down fraudulent psychic mail fraud scheme

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a permanent injunction against three individuals and two companies who had been operating an international mail fraud scheme. The order bars defendants from operating or otherwise engaging in a psychic mailing scheme and, more broadly, from engaging in any mass-mail or prize promotion marketing in the United States, the Justice Department announced. Read More of "District court enters permanent injunction shutting down fraudulent psychic mail fraud scheme"

Owens Community College invests in workforce training by opening $9.6M Dana Center

Owens Community College will hosted a grand opening ceremony to showcase the $9.6 million Dana Incorporated Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, a facility created in response to labor market needs for the purpose of preparing skilled workers for in-demand jobs. Read More of "Owens Community College invests in workforce training by opening $9.6M Dana Center"

Cutting-edge technology deployed to provide courtroom-ready results within minutes

A new pilot program will speed up drug testing, aiding investigations and prosecutions, by sending easy-to-use mass spectrometers to three regions across the state, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald and Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Ray Grogan announced recently. Read More of "Cutting-edge technology deployed to provide courtroom-ready results within minutes"

Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announces National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced recently the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET), to tackle complex investigations and prosecutions of criminal misuses of cryptocurrency, particularly crimes committed by virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money laundering infrastructure actors. Under the supervision of Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr., the NCET will combine s the expertise of the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and other sections in the division, with experts detailed from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. The team will also assist in tracing and recovery of assets lost to fraud and extortion, including cryptocurrency payments to ransomware groups. Read More of "Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announces National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team"

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