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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

 

DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES and TELEMARKETING FRAUD
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Monday, March 12, 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Monday, June 26, 2017
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Friday, June 2, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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South Florida Resident Sentenced in Connection With Lottery Fraud Scheme Based in Jamaica

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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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

 

 


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FOOD and DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Colorado Companies to Stop Distribution of Adulterated And Misbranded Dietary Supplements and Unapproved and Misbranded Drugs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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Conagra Subsidiary Sentenced in Connection with Outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning Related to Peanut Butter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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GNC Enters Into Agreement with Department of Justice to Improve its Practices and Keep Potentially Illegal Dietary Supplements Out of the Marketplace

Friday, July 15, 2016

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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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Friday, February 26, 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 

 


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COMPLEX CONSUMER FRAUD
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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS and MEDICAL DEVICES
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Monday, April 23, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018
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Friday, January 19, 2018
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Monday, November 7, 2016
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Friday, November 4, 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

 


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TOBACCO PRODUCT LITIGATION
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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May 1, 2018
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Cigarette Companies to Post Court-Ordered Statements in Tobacco Racketeering Suit on Company Websites and Cigarette Packages

November 22, 2017
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Tobacco Companies to Begin Issuing Court-Ordered Statements in Tobacco Racketeering Suit

 
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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 May 23, 2019

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