Justice Department Settles Language Access and Retaliation Investigation of Courts in Fort Bend County, Texas

Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement with Fort Bend County (FBC) to improve access to court for people with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Second Former Deutsche Bank Commodities Trader Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme

New York - A former commodities trader was sentenced Monday to 12 months and a day in prison for a scheme to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution.

The FBI Encourages the Public to Report Hate Crimes

Washington, DC - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is engaged in a nationwide effort to build public awareness of hate crimes and encourage reporting to law enforcement. 

Department of Justice Begins Third Distribution of Forfeited Funds to Compensate Victims of Fraud Scheme Facilitated by Western Union

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that the Western Union Remission Fund began its third distribution of approximately $66 million in funds forfeited to the United States from the Western Union Company (Western Union) to approximately 6,000 victims located in the United States and abroad. These victims, many of whom were elderly victims of consumer fraud, will be recovering the full amount of their losses.

Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Washington, DC - A California man and self-proclaimed member of the Proud Boys was arrested Wednesday for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.