Civil Rights – Press Releases

Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Corruption in Office
Northern District of Illinois — December 7, 2011
Convicted Felon Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of a Minor
Northern District of Georgia — December 5, 2011
Columbia, Tennessee Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Human Trafficking Conspiracy
Middle District of Tennessee — December 5, 2011
Former Denver Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of a Child and Aiding and Abetting
District of Colorado — December 2, 2011
Former Indianapolis City-County Councilman Sentenced for Soliciting a Bribe and Attempted Extortion
Southern District of Indiana — December 1, 2011
Member of Aryan Brotherhood Sentenced to 450 Months in Prison in Connection with a Hate Crime Involving Church Arson and Attempted Murder of Disabled African-American in Texas
Western District of Texas — November 30, 2011
Former TSA Employee Sentenced for Federal Hate Crime First Case in the Nation Prosecuted Under Shepard-Byrd Act
District of Minnesota — November 29, 2011
Florence Man Sentenced for Sex-Trafficking of 15 Year-Old Girl
Northern District of Alabama — November 29, 2011
Satsuma Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole
Southern District of Alabama — November 18, 2011
Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway Sentenced for Fraud, Embezzlement and Witness Tampering
Eastern District of Missouri — November 18, 2011
Three Mexican Nationals Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Human Sex Trafficking
Southern District of Florida — November 17, 2011
Former T. Don Hutto Correction Center Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison on Civil Rights Charges
Western District of Texas — November 17, 2011
Former Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Public Corruption and Drug Trafficking Charges
Northern District of Georgia — November 8, 2011
St. Cloud Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Veteran Benefits
District of Minnesota — November 3, 2011
Justice Department Settles with Lowe's Hardware Store for Userra Violations
District of Oregon — November 3, 2011
Officer Thompson Convicted for Beating Otto Zehm
Eastern District of Washington — November 2, 2011
Fair Housing Act Lawsuite Against West Salem Landlord Settled
Western District of Wisconsin — October 28, 2011
Justice Department Settles Lawsuit with Washington State Company to Enforce Employment Rights of U.S. Air Force Reservist
Western District of Washington — October 27, 2011
Jury Convicts Chief of Police of Port Allen, Louisiana of Racketeering
Middle District of Lousisiana — October 27, 2011
Bello Sentenced for Human Trafficking of Two Young Women From Nigeria to Work as Her Nanny and Maid
Northern District of Georgia — October 13, 2011
Former White Castle Mayor Sentenced to 10 Years in Operation Blighted Officials
Middle District of Louisiana — October 12, 2011
Former Hickman County, Tennessee, Deputy Sheriff Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Civil Rights and False Statement Charges
Middle District of Tennessee — October 7, 2011
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Brings Civil Rights Suit to Improve Accessibility in Manhattan Rental Complex
Southern District of New York — October 6, 2011
Minnetonka Man Allowed to Take Law School Entrance Exam Following American with Disabilities Act Settlement
District of Minnesota — October 4, 2011
Justice Department Files Lawsuite Against Truman Minnesota, to Protect the Employment Rights of US Army Reservist
District of Minnesota — September 30, 2011
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Gramercy Park Hotel
Southern District of New York — September 15, 2011
Two Former New Orleans Police Officers Sentenced In Connection With The Death Of Raymond Robair
Eastern District of Louisiana — September 15, 2011
New Orleans Man Sentenced in Danziger Bridge Case
Eastern District of Louisiana — September 14, 2011
Detroit Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Couple Because Of Their Race
Eastern District of Michigan — September 12, 2011
Former Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Violations
Eastern District of North Carolina — September 7, 2011
Former T. Don Hutto Correction Center Employee Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Charges
Western District of Texas — September 7, 2011
Attempted Bomber Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime And Weapons Charge
Eastern District of Washington— September 7, 2011
Guilty Pleas Entered In Federal Court For Intimidating Students Based On Race
Western District of Louisiana — September 2, 2011
Washington Man Sentenced For Racially Motivated Hate Crime
Western District of Washington — September 2, 2011
Roger Williams University Agrees To Bring University Residence Into Compliance With The Americans With Disability ACT
District of Rhode Island — September 2, 2011
Member Of Aryan Brotherhood Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In Connection With Church Arson And Attempted Murder Of Disabled African-American In Texas
Western District of Texas — September 2, 2011
Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Offenses Related To Firebombing Of Mixed Race Couple's Home
Eastern District of Arkansas — August 26, 2011
Former Corinth Police Officer Sentenced to 46 months in prison
Northern District of Massachusetts — August 17, 2011
Former Worth County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Violating the Civil Rights of Eight Women in Missouri
Western District of Missouri — August 17, 2011
Former Pennsylvania County President Judge and Juvenile Judge Mark Ciavarella Sentenced to Prison Term of 28 Years
Middle District of Pennsylvania — August 11, 2011
United States Sues City Of Joliet To Preserve Affrordable Housing For Low-Income Residents, Mostly African-American
Northern District of Illinois — August 4, 2011
Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime For Cross Burning
Eastern District of Arkansas— July 25, 2011
Former Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault Sentenced
Southern District of Texas — July 1, 2011
Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty To Federal Civil Rights Violations
Eastern District of Arkansas — June 30, 20111
U.S. Attorney Launches Civil Rights Initiative
Eastern District of Virginia — June 28, 2011
Federal Racketeering Indictment Alleges Azuza Street Gang Responsible For Narcotics Trafficking And Campaign Of Hate Crimes Targeting African-Americans
Central District of California — June 7, 2011
Former TSA employee pleads guilty to federal hate crime
District of Minnesota — August 10, 2011
New Orleans Police Officers Convicted of Civil Rights Violations in Danziger Bridge Case
Office of Public Affairs — August 5, 2011
Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor Announce Selection of Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams
Civil Rights Division — July 25, 2011
Four People Indicted for Compelling Vietnamese Nationals into Labor Servitude
District of Arizona — July 21, 2011
Tennessee Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racially-Motivated Killing
Western District of Tennessee — July 5, 2011
Justice Department Settles Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Michigan Mobile Home Operators for Discrimination Against Families with Children
District of Michigan — July 5, 2011
Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Violations
Eastern District of Arkansas — June 30, 2011
Justice Department Sues James J. Williams Bulk Service Transport in Washington to Protect Employment Rights of Air Force Reservist
Western District of Washington — June 30, 2011
Natchez, Mississippi, Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Fraud
Southern District of Mississippi — June 28, 2011
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Connecticut Early Learning Center to Ensure Equal Opportunity for Children with Autism
District of Connecticut — June 28, 2011
East Hartford, Conn., Woman Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors
District of Connecticut — June 24, 2011
Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against City of New Berlin, Wisconsin, for Blocking Affordable Housing
Office of Public Affairs — June 23, 2011
New York City Sex Trafficker Sentenced to More than 26 Years
Middle District of Florida — June 14, 2011
Justice Department Reaches Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement with Wells Fargo
Northern District of California — May 31, 2011
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Southern District of California — May 27, 2011
Justice Department Settles with Bank of America and Saxon Mortgage for Illegally Foreclosing on Servicemembers
Northern District of Texas — May 26, 2011
Justice Department Settles Case Against South Bend, Indiana, Public Transportation Corporation to Defend Employment Rights of Army Reservist
Northern District of Indiana — May 25, 2011
Arkansas Jury Finds Man Guilty of Federal Hate Crime Related to the Assault of Five Hispanic Men
Western District of Arkansas — May 19, 2011
Former Kershaw County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Department Officer Sentenced for Assaulting a Handcuffed Arrestee
District of South Carolina — May 16, 2011
Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Related to the Assault of Five Hispanic Men
Western District of Arkansas — May 16, 2011
Two Arkansas Men Plead Guilty to Firebombing an Interracial Couple’s Home
Eastern District of Arkansas — May 10, 2011
Uzbek Man Sentenced for Role in Multi-National Racketeering and Forced Labor Enterprise
Western District of Missouri — May 9, 2011
Three Sentenced On Federal Hate Crime Charges For Desecration Of Modesto Synagogue And Churches
Eastern Disitrict of California — April 29, 2011
Three Sentenced For Involvement in Civil Rights Conspiracy and Cover-up in Connection with Cross-burning in Athens, Louisiana,
Western District of Louisiana — April 28, 2011
MPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge In Attempted Burglary of Apartment in Northwest Washington
District of the District of Columbia — April 26, 2011
Two New Orleans Police Officers Convicted on Civil Rights and Obstruction of Justice Charges in Connection With the Beating Death of a Civilian
Eastern District of Louisiana — April 13, 2011
Departments of Justice and Education Reach Agreement with Owatonna, Minn., Public Schools to Resolve Harassment Allegations
District of Minnesota — April 12, 2011
Upper Marlboro, Maryland Couple Charged With Domestic Servitude Of Filipina Woman
District of North Dakota — June 28, 2011
Federal Racketeering Indictment Alleges Azusa Street Gang Responsible For Narcotics Trafficking And Campaign Of Hate Crimes Targeting African-Americans
Central District of California — June 7, 2011
Defendant Dale Mardis Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Murder Of Mickey Wright
Western District of Tennessee — March 21, 2011