Washington, DC - Unitrans International Inc. (Unitrans), a privately held Virginia defense contracting company, has agreed to pay $45 million to resolve criminal obstruction charges and civil False Claims Act allegations relating to the illegal transportation of goods across Iran in connection with a contract to provide material and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Norfolk, Virginia - The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has filed a complaint with a U.S. District Court in Norfolk, seeking entry of a court order requiring Franchise Group Intermediate L 1 LLC, (Liberty) the national franchisor and owner of Liberty Tax Service stores, to refrain from specific acts, enact enhanced internal compliance controls regarding the detection of false tax returns, and pay for an independent monitor to oversee Liberty’s compliance with the proposed court order. Separately, the United States and Liberty filed a joint motion and proposed order that, if adopted by the court, would resolve the matter.

Yuma, Arizona - Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle that illegally entered into the United States in an area with inadequate infrastructure Tuesday afternoon.

Houston, Texas - Three people are now in custody in relation to the fatal raid that occurred in January 2019 on Harding Street in Houston, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick for the Southern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI.

Presidio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a group of 12 individuals early Sunday afternoon near Presidio, Texas. During processing, the agents discovered one of the individuals, Jose Jose Baltazar, a citizen of Guatemala, had previously been convicted of rape in Indiana.

Washington, DC - Thursday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate:

Denver, Colorado - A federal jury in Denver, found Martin Fields guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, making false claims against the United States, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Washington, DC - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: