A couple from North Carolina have been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges related to their conduct during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.
The Justice Department announced today that the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $32,600 to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow four people with mental health disabilities to reside together in a single-family home in the city under the same terms and conditions as residents without disabilities.
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew has sentenced Jasmine Weber (28, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery. Weber had pleaded guilty on January 20, 2023.
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell has sentenced Terrence Johnson, Jr. (28, Bradenton) to seven years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Johnson had pleaded guilty on June 26, 2023.
“As alleged, these five co-defendants were members of an international drug trafficking organization that produced and exported hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Colombia to the United States,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “We will not relent in our efforts to bring to justice those who are responsible for trafficking dangerous drugs into our communities whether here or in a foreign country.”
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Nicole M. Argentieri, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, announced today that the Madoff Victim Fund (“MVF”) began its ninth distribution of approximately $158 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. Government in connection with the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BLMIS”) fraud scheme.
Seattle – The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington is investigating six hotels following complaints the facilities violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman.