An Iowa woman pleaded guilty today for unlawfully using a former Department of Justice contractor’s government computer to access government records and to obtain sensitive, non-public law enforcement information.

According to admissions made in connection with her guilty plea, Rachel Manna, 33, of West Des Moines, was acquainted with Danielle Taff,   more...
Hattiesburg, Miss. – Ivan Cano-Elvira, 34, an illegal alien from Mexico, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Taylor B. McNeel to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Cano-Elvira is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge McNeel on May 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Cano-Elvira faces a potential maximum of 10 years imprisonment, plus 3 years of supervised release and a maximum $250,000 fine. He also faces being removed from the U.S. to his home nation of Mexico, following the completion of any prison sentence.

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PHOENIX – Attorney General Brnovich is part of a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general seeking to ensure their offices can continue to fight against unwanted and harassing robocalls. Specifically, General Brnovich filed an amicus brief in Lindenbaum v. Realgy, arguing that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) robocall ban was enforceable from 2015 to 2020.

On November 2, 2015, Congress amended the TCPA to permit robocalls made “solely” to collect a debt “owed to or guaranteed by the United States,” even without the prior express consent of the called party. The exception allowed for calls and texts to collect on debts owed or guaranteed to the federal government.   more...
ReConnect Funding to Connect 1,326 Rural Georgia Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity

CLAXTON, Ga. – The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $4.6 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Georgia. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program.

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SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million in unreported currency being smuggled into Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

“CBP officers and a canine team successfully stopped the smuggling of the currency during outbound inspections” said Anne Maricich, Acting Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego. “This is a demonstration of great police work and dedication to the CBP mission by our officers with the goal of stopping the illicit movement of currency through the border.”

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At a roundtable with law enforcement in Indianapolis, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is making up to $5.3 million available in grants to support Operation Legend. Eight Legend cities - Kansas City, Mo., Albuquerque, Cleveland, Detroit, Memphis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Indianapolis – will be eligible for up to $500,000 in grant funding to support Real Time Crime Centers, which provide police with rapid intelligence and instant information to help identify emerging crime patterns. In addition, more than $1.3 million will fund special prosecutors who have been cross-designated to try federal firearms cases originating in Albuquerque, Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Mo.

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