Nine MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal judge in the District of Maryland unsealed a superseding indictment Friday charging nine members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, extortion and money laundering. MS-13 is an international criminal organization and one of the largest street gangs in the United States.

RV Salesman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Little Rork, Arkansas - A former Arkansas resident pleaded guilty Thursday to tax evasion and admitted he lied to IRS special agents.

Woman Sentenced to 41 Months in COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

Atlanta, Georgia - A Georgia woman was sentenced Tuesday to 41 months in prison for her scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $7.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Production of Child Pornography

Dallas, Texas - A Texas man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing images of child sexual abuse. As part of the sentence, the defendant will also pay more than $58,000 in restitution to victims.

Justice Department and Agriculture Department Issue Shared Principles and Commitments to Protect Against Unfair and Anticompetitive Practices

Washington, DC - Speaking at a White House event focused on competition in agriculture, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack expressed their shared commitment to effectively enforcing federal competition laws that protect farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers and growers from unfair and anticompetitive practices, including the antitrust laws and the Packers and Stockyards Act. The Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture (USDA) are already working together to support their respective enforcement efforts under these laws. As one step in that continuing process, today they released the following statement of principles and commitments: