Justice Department Settles with Industrial Contractor to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it reached a settlement with Tecon Services Inc. (Tecon), an industrial insulation, fireproofing and painting contractor based in Texas. The settlement resolves claims that Tecon discriminated against a naturalized U.S. citizen based on her Venezuelan national origin by rejecting her U.S. passport and requiring other documents to prove her work authorization, in violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

School Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Department of Veterans Affairs Program Dedicated to Rehabilitating Disabled Military Veterans

Washington, DC - A Maryland man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution for defrauding a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program dedicated to rehabilitating military veterans with disabilities. 

Former Managers at Major Property Management Firm Plead Guilty to Defrauding U.S. Air Force

Washington, DC - An Arizona man and a Texas woman have pleaded guilty to major fraud against the United States, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Air Force in connection with privatized military housing contracts between approximately 2013 and 2016.

Justice Department Files Cases Against Marketing Company and Executives Who Knowingly Facilitated Elder Fraud

Denver, Colorado - The Justice Department Tuesday announced criminal charges in two separate cases against defendants accused of knowingly furnishing fraud schemes with information on elderly potential victims. The charges coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day intended to raise public awareness of the fight against elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Project Monitor and Abatement Supervisor Plead Guilty To Conspiring to Violate Asbestos Regulations

Binghamton, New York - Two individuals pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to violate federal and New York State regulations intended to prevent human exposure to asbestos.