Bloods Gang Members Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murders

Charlotte, North Carolina - Two North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang have pleaded guilty to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy involving multiple murders.

Defense Contractor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense

Camden, New Jersey - The owner of two defense contracting firms was sentenced to 36 months in prison for providing non-conforming parts for military equipment, illegally sharing sensitive technical information and evading income taxes Assistant Attorney General John Demers and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday.

Search for the Arizona murder suspect who escaped custody with his wife intensified

Washington, DC - The search for the Arizona murder suspect who escaped custody with his wife intensified today as the U.S. Marshals Service added him to its 15 Most Wanted list.  Blane Barksdale, 56, and his wife Susan Barksdale, 59, escaped custody while being extradited back to Arizona from New York, on August 26. The husband-and-wife team overpowered and kidnapped two security officers and a third inmate near Blanding, Utah.

FTC to Hold Workshop on Consumer Participation in Class Action Cases

Washington, DC - On October 29, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC on improving class action settlement notices for consumers.

Who Posed as Physician Found Guilty of Conspiring to Unlawfully Prescribe Hundreds of Thousands of Doses of Opioids

Houston, Texas - A Houston-area man who posed as a physician at an unregistered pain clinic was found guilty today for his role at a “pill mill” at which he and his co-conspirators illegally prescribed hundreds of thousands of doses of opioids and other controlled substances.