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Civil Rights Division
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Justice Department today announced the payment of more than $1.5 million in damages under a consent decree previously reached with QuikTrip Corporation. The payments were made by QuikTrip to compensate 47 individuals with disabilities who experienced discrimination at QuikTrip gas stations and convenience stores across the country, in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Civil Rights Division
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Justice Department announced today that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has approved its settlement with the Louisiana State Bond Commission resolving the department’s housing discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that the commission violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by adopting a moratorium on affordable housing financing in 2009.
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Tax Division
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that Tasha Renee Smith, of Durham, North Carolina, was sentenced today to serve 30 months in federal prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS.
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Criminal Division
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kelvin L. Brown, aka “Doom,” 34, of Newport News, Virginia, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of participating in a drug conspiracy in the Newport News area.
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Criminal Division
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Gregory King, 28, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty today in connection with contacting a 13-year-old girl over the Internet and traveling across state lines to engage in sexual activity with her.
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