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A former federal employee terminated by the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) appealed his termination from both agencies under Title VII and also contended that NOAA violated a criminal statute that prohibits making false statements when the Agency allegedly lied about why he was terminated.
The Department of Justice filed a forfeiture last week to seize $540 million in assets, including a Picasso painting given to Leonardo DiCaprio, they say were purchased with stolen money from the Malaysian development fund, 1MDB.
During his speech to open the National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety – a gathering in Bethesda, MD at which federal, state, local, and tribal law discussed ideas for reducing violent crime nationally – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of the National Public Safety Partnership, or “PSP,” an initiative intended to enhance public safety with increased federal resources in 12 targeted cities.
A new memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicates the agency will not eliminate protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) spoke following last week’s shooting at a practice session for the Congressional baseball game. Rep. Williams’ staffer, Zach Barth, was among those shot, but is expected to fully recover.
In defense of President Trump’s travel restrictions, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the federal judge’s ruling to lift the travel restrictions.