Alcoa to Clean Up Remaining Surface Contamination at Former East St. Louis Aluminum Plant

St. Louis, Missouri - Alcoa Corporation and Howmet Aerospace, successors to Alcoa Incorporated, and the City of East St. Louis, Illinois, will clean up hazardous waste disposal sites surrounding Alcoa’s former aluminum manufacturing plant in East St. Louis to resolve federal liability. The settlement will require the companies to clean up radium, arsenic, chromium, lead and other hazardous substances detected in soils at an estimated cost of $4.1 million and reimburse all future costs incurred by the United States in overseeing the cleanup.

Men Plead Guilty to $35 Million COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme

Cincinatti, Ohio - Two Florida men pleaded guilty this week in the Northern District of Ohio for leading a nationwide scheme to fraudulently obtain over $35 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Court Permanently Enjoins Three Vietnamese Residents from Continuing to Operate a Pandemic-Related Fraud Scheme

Tampa, Florida - A federal court in Florida permanently enjoined last week three residents of Vietnam from operating a pandemic-related scam that targeted American consumers, the Department of Justice announced.

Former Defense Contractor Arrested for Attempted Espionage

Rapid City, South Dakota - A South Dakota man was arrested Wednesday night in Lead, South Dakota, on criminal charges related to his alleged espionage attempts.

Man Arrested for COVID-19 Relief Scheme

Houston, Texas - A Texas man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly fraudulently obtaining over $3.3 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.