Arlington, Virginia - A former Texas resident and his sport supplement company pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge relating to the introduction of unapproved new drugs into interstate commerce, the Department of Justice announced.

Washington, DC - Stein Agee of Canton, Georgia, and Corey Agee of Atlanta, Georgia, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge W. Carleton Metcalf and pleaded guilty for their roles in a wide-ranging abusive tax scheme to defraud the IRS, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) announced Monday the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that streamlines the financial reports required under the Bankruptcy Code to be filed with the bankruptcy court by the vast majority of business and individual debtors in chapter 11 bankruptcy, including in the largest reorganization cases.  The rule, entitled “Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11,” replaces approximately 150 existing variations of these reports with two uniform forms to be used nationally: a monthly operating report filed before plan confirmation and, after plan confirmation, a quarterly post-confirmation report to show compliance with the plan.  The rule does not apply to debtors who are small businesses or who, in accordance with the CARES Act, have elected relief under subchapter V of chapter 11.

Washington, DC - Schneider Electric Buildings Americas Inc. (Schneider Electric), a nationwide provider of electricity solutions for buildings and data centers with its principal place of business in Carrollton, Texas, will pay $11 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations relating to kickbacks and overcharges on eight federally-funded energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), the Department of Justice announced Monday.  Under the contracts, Schneider Electric was to install a variety of energy savings upgrades, such as solar panels, LED lighting, and insulation, in federal buildings.

Washington, DC - Monday, Attorney General William Barr, Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, announced new charges against a former Libyan intelligence operative, Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi, aka, “Hasan Abu Ojalya Ibrahim” (Masud), for his role in building the bomb that killed 270 individuals in the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988.

Washington, DC - The chief executive officer (CEO) of a California-based medical device company was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud investors by making false and misleading statements about the purported development of a new COVID-19 test, leading to millions of dollars in investor losses.