Man Sentenced to 420 Months in Prison for Enticing and Sexually Abusing a Minor

Charlotte, North Carolina - A North Carolina man was sentenced Wednesday to 420 months, or 35 years, in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for enticing and sexually abusing a minor. 

Justice Department Obtains $1.25 Million Settlement from Landlords to Resolve Claims of Sexual Harassment Against Female Tenants

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma have reached a $1.25 million agreement with defendants Rosemarie Pelfrey, Omega Enterprises LLC and Pelfrey Investment Company Inc. to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging that their agent, Walter Ray Pelfrey (Pelfrey), sexually harassed female tenants and prospective tenants while owning or managing dozens of Oklahoma City – area rental properties. Pelfrey died in 2018.

Federal-State Settlement Resolves Environmental Violations at Hussey Copper Smelting Facility

Washington, DC - Hussey Copper has agreed to perform a comprehensive environmental audit, implement an updated environmental management system, and pay an $861,500 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law (PCSL) at its smelting facility in Leetsdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Justice Department Settles with Florida’s Volusia County School District to Protect Students with Disabilities from Classroom Removals and Other Discrimination

Tallahassee, Florida - The Justice Department announced Tuesday a settlement agreement with Florida’s Volusia County School District (VCS) to address the district’s systemic and discriminatory practices that punish students with disabilities for their disability-related behavior and deny them equal access to VCS’s programs and services.

Nationwide Emergency Alert Test August 11

Yuma, Arizona - The Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Both tests will begin at 11:20 a.m. MST