Recognizing World AIDS Day

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On World AIDS Day 2012, the Department of Justice is proud to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to protect – and advance – the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.  And – in accordance with the objectives outlined by President Obama in the landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working harder than ever to… Read more »

The Fight to End to Human Trafficking Continues

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Deputy Attorney General James Cole met with Jada Pinkett Smith last week to discuss the department’s extensive efforts to end human trafficking.  Ms. Pinkett Smith founded the organization, Don’t Sell Bodies, to raise awareness about this global epidemic and advocate for victims of trafficking. Excerpt from: The Fight to End to Human Trafficking Continues

Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More Efficient and Cost-Effective Than Ever

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Today, the Department of Justice announced a change to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA), effective immediately, which will allow federal law enforcement agencies to advertise certain public forfeiture notices online, at a reduced cost, at This will save approximately $6.2 million each year in administrative costs View article: Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More… Read more »

U.S. Attorneys Host Investor Fraud Summits to Educate Consumers

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In recent years, the Department of Justice has made the fight against financial fraud – particularly fraud targeting consumers and investors – a top priority.  That’s why, starting this week and continuing over the next two weeks, the department – in conjunction with a number of United States Attorneys – will convene a series of… Read more »

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Officials Meet with Chinese Antitrust Agencies Officials

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The following post appears courtesy of the Antitrust Division  First Meetings after Signing of Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding  Justice Department Acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Wayland participated in high-level meetings with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz and officials from China’s three antitrust agencies – Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Vice Minister Gao Hucheng, National… Read more »

A Day of Remembrance

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Today the nation remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2001. It is a solemn day, but it is also a day of service. By taking time to serve others today we demonstrate our resolve and resilience as we continue to embrace democratic values and fundamental liberties, not fear and oppression. Read More: A Day of… Read more »

Digital Strategy at the Department of Justice

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On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Federal Digital Strategy that outlined the use of “modern tools and technologies to seize the digital opportunity and fundamentally change how the Federal Government serves both its internal and external customers–building a 21st century platform to better serve the American People.” That means making sure information… Read more »

Disaster Fraud Task Force Report Released

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Today, the Department of Justice released the Fiscal Year 2011 Report of the Disaster Fraud Task Force.  The task force, originally created as the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force in September 2005, operates to deter, detect and prosecute individuals who attempt to take advantage of natural and man-made disasters by committing frauds and related crimes,… Read more »

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