Press Releases

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Justice Department Sues Los Angeles Pharmaceutical Company Over Feminine Health Drug Products

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Electrolux Agrees to Pay $750,000 Civil Penalty for Delay in Reporting Oven Hazard

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Government Files Enforcement Action Against Four California Companies and Six Individuals to Stop the Importation of Dangerous Children’s Products

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Five Individuals and Five Corporations Charged in New York for Importing and Selling Hazardous and Counterfeit Toys

 

DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES and TELEMARKETING FRAUD

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Justice Department Files Enforcement Actions to Shut Down "Psychic" Mail Fraud Schemes

Friday, November 7, 2014
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Virginia Resident Indicted in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

Friday, October 17, 2014
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Jury Convicts Peruvian Man of Defrauding and Extorting Spanish-Speaking Customers through Fraudulent Call Centers

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty in Connection with International Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Comunicados de Prensa en Español
Two Charged with Leading a Conspiracy to Defraud and Extort Spanish-Speaking Consumers Through Fraudulent Call Centers

Monday, May 12, 2014
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Three Florida Residents Sentenced for Mail Fraud in Connection with Misrepresenting Business Opportunities

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Justice Blog
Holding Accountable Financial Institutions that Knowingly Participate in Consumer Fraud

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Florida Resident Sentenced in Connection with International Lottery Scheme That Defrauded Elderly Americans

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Jamaican Citizen Sentenced in Connection with International Lottery Scheme That Defrauded Elderly Americans

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Press Release
Marketer of Robocalling Services Banned from Telemarketing (Federal Trade Commission)

and related: U.S. Files Suit Against California Company for Allegedly Violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule - November 22, 2011

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Florida Resident Sentenced in Connection with Fraudulent International Lottery Scheme

Friday, February 14, 2014
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Three Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges Related to Bogus Business Opportunities

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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South Florida Resident Convicted in Connection with International Fraudulent Lottery Scheme

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Florida Residents Sentenced for Defrauding and Threatening Spanish-Speaking Consumers

Friday, December 20, 2013
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Justice Department Recovers $3.8 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Federal Agents Arrest Operators of Loan Modification Scam That Targeted Struggling Homeowners

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Two Florida Residents Arrested in Connection with International Lottery Scam

Friday, November 1, 2013
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Jamaican Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with International Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Two Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Defrauding and Threatening Spanish-Speaking Consumers

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Obama Administration Announces a Coordinated Effort to Protect Consumers by Preventing and Detecting Potential Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Two Florida Residents Arrested on Charges of Fraud

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Canadian Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Dual U.S.-Costa Rican Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Costa Rica-based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Speech
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Stuart F. Delery Speaks at the Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit Against S&P

Friday, February 1, 2013
Press Release
Social Networking Company to Pay $800,000 for Collecting Personal Information from Minors

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Press Release
Several Retailers Agree to Resolve Allegations Concerning the Unlawful Advertising and Selling of Rayon Products as Being Made from Bamboo

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FOOD and DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against California Dietary Supplement Company and Chief Executive Officer to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Peanut Corporation of America Former Officials and Broker Convicted on Criminal Charges Related to Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Products

Friday, September 12, 2014
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United States Seeks Civil Contempt Against Bayer Corporation for Failure to Substantiate Promotional Claims for Phillips’ Colon Health

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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U.S. Files Complaint and Consent Decree Against Mira Health and Senior Officers

Friday, August 8, 2014
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United States Files Enforcement Action Against Michigan Cheese Company and Owners to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Cheese Products

Tuesday, July 24, 2014
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against New York Dietary Supplement Maker to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Supplements

Tuesday, July 9, 2014
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Joint King Dietary Supplement Maker to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Supplements

Monday, June 23, 2014
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against California-Based Firm and Individuals to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Dietary Supplements

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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Iowa Company and Top Executives Plead Guilty in Connection with Distribution of Adulterated Eggs

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Brooklyn Fish Processors Ordered to Comply with Sanitation Remedies

Thursday, December 26, 2013
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Pennsylvania-Based Dairy Firms and Individuals to Prevent Distribution of Foods That Contain Excessive Drug Residue

Friday, May 17, 2013
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United States Sues Brooklyn Fish Processors in Food Safety Case

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Press Release
Former Officials and Broker of Peanut Corporation of America Indicted Related to Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Products

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Speech
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery Speaks at the PCA Pen and Pad

Monday, February 11, 2013
Press Release
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Announce Record-Breaking Recoveries Resulting from Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

Monday, January 28, 2013
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Permanent Injunction Entered Against Michigan-Based Manufacturer of Soy Products

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ODOMETER FRAUD

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Two Men, Including Former Car Salesman at Prominent Los Angeles Dealership, Charged with Conspiring to Roll Back Odometers in Large-Scale Scheme That Defrauded Car Buyers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Press Release
Two Men Charged with Odometer Fraud

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Massapequa, N.Y., Man Pleads Guilty to Rolling Back Odometers in Scheme That Defrauded Dozens of Car Buyers

Friday, December 20, 2013
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North Carolina Man Sentenced on Odometer Tampering Charges

Friday, April 12, 2013
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North Carolina Man Charged in Odometer Tampering Scheme
 

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PHARMACEUTICAL and MEDICAL DEVICES

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Vascular Solutions Inc. and its CEO Charged with Selling Unapproved Medical Devices and Conspiring to Defraud the United States

Friday, October 24, 2014
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United States Files Enforcement Action Against South Dakota Laser Medical Device Distributor

Monday, October 6, 2014
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Three Indicted in Prescription Drug Smuggling Ring

Friday, October 3, 2014
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Justice Department Files Suit Against New Jersey Company for Adulterated and Misbranded Medical Devices

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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New England Compounding Center Supervising Pharmacist Arrested at Logan International Airport

Friday, May 2, 2014
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Illegal Sale of Stem Cell Case Lands Engineer to Federal Prison

Friday, February 21, 2014
Press Release
Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions to Pay $192.7 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Liability Relating to Marketing of Prescription Drug Lidoderm for Unapproved Uses

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Speech
Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery Delivers the Keynote Address at the CBI Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

Monday, November 4, 2013
Press Release
Johnson & Johnson to Pay More Than $2.2 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations

Friday, June 28, 2013
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against New Jersey-Based Pharmacy and Company’s Senior Executive

Thursday, June 20, 2013
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The Department of Justice Files Suit Against Louisiana Pharmaceutical Company for Distributing Unapproved and Misbranded Prescription and Over-the-counter Drugs

Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Justice Department Settles Complaint Against Vermont Dairy Farm for Improper Medication Practices

Monday, June 3, 2013
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Illinois Man Sentenced to Serve 72 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs Over the Internet

Friday, May 24, 2013
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ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pleads Guilty to Federal Felony Charges; Will Pay $33.5 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability and False Claims Act Allegations

Monday, May 13, 2013
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Generic Drug Manufacturer Ranbaxy Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $500 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations, cGMP Violations and False Statements to the FDA

Monday, April 22, 2013
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Florida Woman Sentenced to Serve 72 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs Over the Internet

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Par Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $45 Million to Resolve Civil and Criminal Allegations Related to Off-Label Marketing

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Four Charged with Internet Sales of Industrial Bleach as Miracle Cure

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Press Release
District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Ohio-Based Drug Manufacturer and Company’s Senior Executives

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Speech
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong Speaks At the 2013 CBI Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Press Release
Canadian Citizen Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Purchasing Pharmaceuticals Online

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GENERAL

Friday, March 8, 2013
Press Release
Justice Department Secures Nearly $2 Billion in Consumer Protection Cases in 2012

Friday, March 8, 2013
Speech
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery Speaks at the Second Annual Consumer Protection Summit

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Speech
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery Speaks at the National Consumers League Fraud.org Relaunch Event

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