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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Government Files Enforcement Actions against Two California Companies and Three Individuals to Stop Importation of Dangerous Children's Products

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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United States Files Suit against Spectrum Brands for Failing to Report Safety Hazard in Defective Coffeemakers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Black & Decker Agrees to Pay $1.575 Million for Delay in Reporting Hazards in Cordless Electric Lawnmowers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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United States Files Suit against Michaels Stores Inc. for Failing to Report Serious Safety Hazard in Shattering Glass Vases

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Manufacturer Fiskars Brands Inc. Agrees to Pay $2.6 Million Civil Penalty for Delay in Reporting “Gator Combo Axe” Safety Hazard

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, December 7, 2016
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Florida Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Connection with Jamaican Based Lottery Fraud Scheme


Monday, November 14, 2016
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Four California Residents Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Through Debt Relief Firms

Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Chief Executive Officer and Manager of Fraudulent Business Opportunity Seller Sentenced to Prison

Monday, October 17, 2016
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Monday, June 27, 2016
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Thursday, June 2, 2016
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Monday, May 9, 2016
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Friday, March 4, 2016
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
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Justice Department Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing and Foreclosure Abuses

Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Father and Son Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court in Connection with Multimillion-Dollar Vending Machine “Business Opportunity” Scheme

Monday, February 1, 2016
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California Man Operating Phone Room in Debt Relief Scam Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Consumers

Friday, December 18, 2015
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Peruvian Man Sentenced for Threatening and Defrauding Spanish-Speaking Consumers Through Fraudulent Call Centers

Friday, November 6, 2015
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Six Convicted on Business Opportunity Fraud Charges

Friday, October 23, 2015
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Georgia Resident Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Peruvian Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening and Defrauding Spanish-Speaking Consumers through Call Centers

Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Peruvian Man Charged with Leading Conspiracy to Defraud and Extort Spanish-Speaking Consumers through Call Centers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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U.S. Citizen Sentenced in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

Thursday, July 16, 2015
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California Payment Processing Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Two New York Salesmen Sentenced to Prison in Business Opportunity Fraud Scheme

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Virginia Resident Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

Friday, June 26, 2015
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First Jamaican Man Extradited to United States in Connection with International Lottery Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Monday, June 1, 2015
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Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Consumers through Fraudulent Debt Relief Services Firms

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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U.S. Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Internationally Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

Friday, April 10, 2015
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First Jamaican Man Extradited to the United States in Connection with International Lottery Scheme Pleads Guilty


Tuesday, March 4, 2015
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Seven Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Business Opportunity Fraud Scam

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Justice Department and State Partners Secure $1.375 Billion Settlement with S&P for Defrauding Investors in the Lead Up to the Financial Crisis

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against New Hampshire Company and Senior Executives to Stop Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Products

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Peruvian Man Sentenced for Defrauding and Extorting Spanish-Speaking U.S. Residents through Fraudulent Call Centers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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United States Files Enforcement Action against Texas Debt Collection Company, Current President and Former Vice President to Stop Deceptive Practices

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Miami Resident Sentenced for Defrauding and Extorting Spanish-Speaking Customers through Fraudulent Call Centers

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Three Charged with Conspiring to Defraud Consumers through Fraudulent Debt Relief Services Firms

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
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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
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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

 


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FOOD and DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Monday, June 27, 2016
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Friday, May 13, 2016
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Monday, April 4, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Friday, February 26, 2016
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Friday, February 12, 2016
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Friday, January 22, 2016
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Delaware Cheese Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Food Adulteration Charge, Signs Consent Decree

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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United States Files Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction Against Vermont Dairy Farm to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Food and Unlawful Administration of Veterinary Drugs

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Contempt of Court

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Justice Department and Federal Partners Announce Enforcement Actions of Dietary Supplement Cases

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Seller of “Miracle Mineral Solution” Sentenced to Prison for Marketing Toxic Chemical as a Miracle Cure

Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Former Peanut Company Officials Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Product Outbreak

Friday, September 25, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction against Miami Dietary Supplement Manufacturer and its Two Owners to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

Monday, September 21, 2015
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Former Peanut Company President Receives Largest Criminal Sentence in Food Safety Case; Two Others also Sentenced for Their Roles in Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Product Outbreak

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Owner of Dietary Supplement Company Sentenced to Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Adulterate Dietary Supplements

Monday, August 17, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction against Iowa Dietary Supplement Company and its Principals to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Dietary Supplements

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction against California Soy Food Producer and Three Individuals to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Foods

Friday, July 31, 2015
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United States Files Complaint against Three Wisconsin Dietary Supplement Manufacturers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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United States Seeks Criminal Penalties for Man Selling Dietary Supplements Online in Violation of Court Orders

Friday, July 10, 2015
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United States Files Enforcement Action against Iowa Dietary Supplement Company and Principals to Stop Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Dietary Supplements

Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Seller of “Miracle Mineral Solution” Convicted for Marketing Toxic Chemical as a Miracle Cure

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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ConAgra Subsidiary Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea in Connection with 2006 through 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning Related to Peanut Butter

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction to Prevent Chicago and Two Individuals from Distributing Adulterated Mung Beans and Soybean Sprouts

Monday, April 13, 2015
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Quality Egg, Company Owner and Top Executive Sentenced in Connection with Distribution of Adulterated Eggs

Friday, April 3, 2015
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Massachusetts Dairy Farm Agrees to Permanent Injunction for Improper Medication Practices

Monday, March 30, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction against Los Angeles Seafood Company and Senior Officers to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

Friday, February 6, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Oregon Company and Executive to Stop Distribution of Unapproved New Drugs and Adulterated Products

Friday, January 16, 2015
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California Firm Agrees to Stop Production of Adulterated and Misbranded Dietary Supplements and Unapproved New Drugs

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Owner of Dietary Supplement Company Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Scheme to Adulterate Dietary Supplements

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Los Angeles Seafood Company and Senior Officers to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

Friday, November 21, 2014
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United States Files Enforcement Action Against Michigan Sandwich Company and Co-Owner to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

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

 


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ODOMETER FRAUD

Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Monday, April 13, 2015
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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Odometer Fraud Scheme

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Car Salesman Sentenced to Prison for Odometer Fraud Scheme

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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Used Motor Vehicle Dealers Indicted for Odometer Tampering and Money Laundering

Friday, December 19, 2014
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New York Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Odometer Fraud Scheme

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
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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

 


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PHARMACEUTICAL and MEDICAL DEVICES

Monday, November 7, 2016
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Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Texas Woman Sentenced to Prison in Prescription Drug Smuggling Ring

Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Federal Criminal Charges Filed Against Two Pharmacists for Adulteration of Drugs in Connection with Alabama-Based Compounding Pharmacy

Monday, January 11, 2016
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction to Prevent Dallas Compounding Pharmacy and Three Individuals from Distributing Adulterated Drugs

Friday, October 30, 2015
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Large Scale Miami Drug Supplier Pleads Guilty in Nationwide Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Warner Chilcott Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Health Care Fraud Scheme and Pay $125 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability and False Claims Act Allegations

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Two Drug Suppliers Plead Guilty in Nationwide Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Two Sentenced for Roles in Prescription Drug Smuggling Ring

Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Genzyme Corporation to Pay $32.5 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability Relating to Seprafilm

Friday, July 10, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction against Nevada Animal Drug Manufacturer to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Drug

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Former OtisMed CEO Sentenced for Selling Unapproved Surgical Devices

Monday, June 22, 2015
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California Man Pleads Guilty in Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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Three California Men and Minnesota Corporation Indicted in Nationwide Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

Monday, April 27, 2015
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Medtronic Corporation and Executives Agree to Consent Decree to Resolve Allegations of Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Violations

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Texas Pharmacy and Senior Executives to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Drugs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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McNeil-PPC Inc. Pleads Guilty in Connection with Adulterated Infants' and Children's Over-the-Counter Liquid Drugs

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

Friday, January 30, 2015
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Los Angeles Pharmaceutical Company Barred from Distributing Unapproved Prebiotic Feminine Health Care Products

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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14 Indicted in Connection with New England Compounding Center and Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Monday, December 8, 2014
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OtisMed Corporation and Former CEO Plead Guilty to Distributing FDA-Rejected Cutting Guides for Knee Replacement Surgeries

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

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

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

Friday, February 21, 2014
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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
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Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery Delivers the Keynote Address at the CBI Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

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

 


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GENERAL

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Law Enforcement and Non-Profits Meet to Halt Scams Targeting Specific Groups of Americans

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

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

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


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Updated December 7, 2016