Looking for a florist?

Perhaps you're not sure whom you should use when the need arises to send flowers for that special occasion.

After receiving several warnings and complaints about JustFlowers.com, an online florist company, we decided to put them to the test. A call was made to their 800 number by a member of our staff while also perusing their online site. A female voice offered assistance. Our staff member then suggested that the site offered a number of choices and it would perhaps be best to find the preferred choice and then call back with the selection. The JustFlowers.com representative stated she would wait.

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The U.S. Department of State announced a reward of up to $5 million each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three Honduran nationals indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia on charges stemming from their roles as leading figures in a drug-trafficking operation.

On Oct. 8, 2015, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Tito Montes-Bobadilla, aka Alejandro Montes-Bobadilla or Pimpi, 32; Herlinda Bobadilla, aka Erlinda Ramos-Bobadilla or Chinda, 61; Juan Carlos Montes-Bobadilla, aka Mono, 35; Noe Montes-Bobadilla aka Ton, 38; and two others with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The Department of State is offering $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Tito Montes-Bobadilla, Herlinda Bobadilla, or Juan Carlos Montes Bobadilla. The three Bobadillas are currently fugitives and are believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Eargo Inc. (Eargo), a for-profit public corporation headquartered in California that sells and dispenses hearing aid devices directly to customers nationwide, has agreed to pay $34.37 million to resolve allegations that it submitted or caused the submission of claims for hearing aid devices for reimbursement to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) that contained unsupported hearing loss diagnosis codes.

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New York, New Jersey and China-Based Defendants Charged with Smuggling Imperiled Eels Worth Millions of Dollars

The Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section, unsealed an indictment charging a major seafood distributor and eight of its employees and associates with smuggling, Lacey Act violations and conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act, stemming from their trafficking in large volumes of highly imperiled eels. The defendants facing these felony charges are:

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AG to file lawsuit to compel Secretary of State to produce lawful Elections Manual

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Arizona Secretary of State (SOS) to compel her production of a lawful Elections Procedures Manual (EPM), which she has failed to produce. An updated EPM is required by law and helps ensure consistency and integrity in the administration of Arizona’s statewide elections.

“Providing a set of rules that is consistent with Arizona law for every county to utilize in the 2022 Statewide Elections is not a suggestion, it is a requirement for the Secretary of State,” said Attorney General Brnovich. “By now everyone should understand the imperative of maintaining lawful and accurate elections that avoid even the appearance of impropriety."

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Damage to Banks, Merchants, Card Companies, and Consumers Estimated at more than $1 Billion

A Ukrainian man has been in the Western District of Washington to five years in prison for his criminal work in the hacking group FIN7.

According to court documents, Denys Iarmak, 32, served as a high-level hacker, whom the group referred to as a “pen tester,” for FIN7. He was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019 at the request of U.S. law enforcement. Iarmak is the third member of the FIN7 group to be sentenced in the United States. On April 16, 2021, FIN7 member Fedir Hladyr was sentenced to 10 years in prison. On June 24, 2021, FIN7 member Andrii Kolpakov was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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