Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

For over five years, Candace Marie Claiborne received tens of thousands of dollars from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to provide agents with top secret internal information. Claiborne has plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government by lying to law enforcement and background investigators and hiding her extensive contacts with and gifts from the PRC.

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DOJ and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Announce International Bust Relating to South American Call Centers

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has extradited four Peruvian residents to the U.S., where they face charges of operating a large scale extortion scheme from 2012 to 2015. Jesus Gerardo Gutierrez Rojas, 37, Maria de Guadalupe Alexandra Podesta Bengoa, 38, Virgilio Ignacio Polo Davila, 43, and Omar Alfredo Portocarrero Caceres, 39, are facing federal charges in Miami.

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Former Alabama Corrections Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Inmates, DOJ Looks into Widespread Abuse

Former Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Sergeant Ulysses Oliver Jr. pleaded guilty to assaulting two handcuffed inmates in his correctional facility. This news comes as the Department of Justice (DOJ) issues written notice to the state alleging constitutional concerns regarding their treatment of prisoners.

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Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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