MS-13 Member Sentenced to 35 Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes

Baltimore, Maryland - A Maryland man was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and other charges in connection with his La Mara Salvatrucha, aka “MS-13” gang, activities between 2015 and 2019. 

Justice Department and EPA Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Xtreme Diesel Performance, Ending Sale of Defeat Devices

Las Vegas, Nevada - Xtreme Diesel Performance (XDP), an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer based in Wall Township, New Jersey, with a sales distribution center in Las Vegas, Nevada, has agreed to stop manufacturing and selling parts for diesel pickup trucks that, when installed, bypass, defeat or render inoperative EPA-approved emission controls and harm air quality, as part of an agreement to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.

Iranian National Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Military Sensitive Items

Houston, Texas - An Iranian national was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Detroit, Michigan - A Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to 32 months in federal prison for fraudulently seeking nearly $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Department of Justice Announces Department-Wide Policy on Chokeholds and 'No-Knock' Entries

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Tuesday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law enforcement agencies led by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.