Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Fentanyl

Portland, Oregon - A federal jury convicted a Rhode Island man Friday for conspiring to import and distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, continuing criminal enterprise, money laundering conspiracy, and multiple obstruction offenses. 

Jury Convicts Medical Equipment Company Owners of $27 Million Fraud

Dallas, Texas - A federal jury convicted Dallas area owners and operators of two durable medical equipment companies Thursday of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to pay and receive health care kickbacks and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Attacking Black Teenager

Detroit, Michigan - The Justice Department announced that a Michigan man was sentenced Thursday for willfully causing bodily injury to a Black teenager because of the teenager’s race.

Peruvian National Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Thousands of Spanish-Speaking Immigrants

Miami, Florida - A Peruvian national has been sentenced to 90 months in prison for operating a series of call centers in Peru that defrauded Spanish-speaking U.S. residents by falsely threatening them with arrest, deportation and other legal consequences. In the same case, two additional Peruvian co-conspirators pleaded guilty and two others were extradited to the Southern District of Florida to face prosecution for their roles in the scheme.

Justice Department to Provide Funding for Body-Worn Cameras to Small, Rural and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced Wednesday that the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is releasing $7.65 million in a competitive microgrant grant solicitation that will fund body-worn cameras (BWCs) to any law enforcement department with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, rural agencies (those agencies within non-urban or non-metro counties); and federally-recognized Tribal agencies.