Anchorage, Alaska - A forfeiture complaint was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska alleging that assets equivalent to more than $20 million are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and federal money laundering statutes.

Washington, DC - Tuesday, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held a hearing on the role of public defenders. The hearing was conducted via teleconference and featured expert witnesses who provided testimony and answered questions from the commissioners.

Nashville, Tennessee - A criminal complaint issued Wednesday charged Wesley Somers, 25, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, with malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives.

Washington, DC - The Mississippi Department of Health Services (MDHS) has agreed to pay the United States $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department of Justice announced today.  Until 2008, SNAP was known as the Food Stamp Program.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Tuesday announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP).  The Attorney General announced funding awards to 596 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 2,732 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.  The awards announced today are inclusive of the $51 million announced in May as part of Operation Relentless Pursuit.

Washington, DC - Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced the following appointments for the Executive Office of the President: