Fugitive Extradited From Mexico

Sacramento, California - The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento Field Office announces the extradition of Jose Cruz Naranjo Silva, 77, from Mexico.

$1,000 Fiat Chrysler Restitution Checks Mailed to More than 1,600 Arizona Consumers

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Monday that Fiat Chrysler restitution checks in the amount of $1,000 have been mailed to 1,614 Arizona consumers who owned or leased certain Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel vehicles. All checks must be deposited or cashed within 90 days of receiving them in the mail.

St. Louis Resident Sentenced to Prison for Role in a Stolen Identity Fraud Scheme That Claimed $12 Million in Tax Refunds

St. Louis, Missouri - A St. Louis resident was sentenced to 48 months in prison Thursday for his role in a tax fraud scheme, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jeffrey B. Jensen for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Punch It Performance and Tuning Agrees to Stop Selling Illegal Devices That Defeat Emissions Control Systems of Vehicles

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday announced a settlement with Punch It Performance and Tuning and Michael Paul Schimmack — and other companies and individuals close to Schimmack (Defendants) — resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) associated with the manufacture and sale of aftermarket products that defeat the emissions control systems of motor vehicles.

Justice Department Recovers over $3 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2019

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice obtained more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division announced Thursday.  Recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $62 billion.