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Appeals Court Rules No Private Right of Action for False Statements By Government

Appeals Court Rules No Private Right of Action for False Statements By Government

A former federal employee terminated by the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) appealed his termination from both agencies under Title VII and also contended that NOAA violated a criminal statute that prohibits making false statements when the Agency allegedly lied about why he was terminated. 

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DOJ to Seize Picasso from Leonardo DiCaprio in Growing 1MDB Scandal

DOJ to Seize Picasso from Leonardo DiCaprio in Growing 1MDB Scandal

The Department of Justice filed a forfeiture last week to seize $540 million in assets, including a Picasso painting given to Leonardo DiCaprio, they say were purchased with stolen money from the Malaysian development fund, 1MDB. 

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Sessions Announces National Public Safety Partnership

Sessions Announces National Public Safety Partnership

During his speech to open the National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety – a gathering in Bethesda, MD at which federal, state, local, and tribal law discussed ideas for reducing violent crime nationally – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of the National Public Safety Partnership, or “PSP,” an initiative intended to enhance public safety with increased federal resources in 12 targeted cities.

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DHS to Continue DACA Protections (For Now), End DAPA Program

DHS to Continue DACA Protections (For Now), End DAPA Program

A new memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicates the agency will not eliminate protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 

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Congressman Delivers Emotional “Thank You” to Capitol Police

Congressman Delivers Emotional “Thank You” to Capitol Police

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) spoke following last week’s shooting at a practice session for the Congressional baseball game. Rep. Williams’ staffer, Zach Barth, was among those shot, but is expected to fully recover.

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Justice Department Defends President Trump’s Immigration Ban in Appeals Court

Justice Department Defends President Trump’s Immigration Ban in Appeals Court

In defense of President Trump’s travel restrictions, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the federal judge’s ruling to lift the travel restrictions.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Enhancements & Whistleblower Programs

Tune in this week for a special show on whistleblower programs with the Justice Department’s Deputy IG, a Deputy Counsel at Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Special Counsel's Chief of Investigation and Prosecution.

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FLEOA Foundation 2016 Custom Corvette Z06 Raffle

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) teamed up to raffle a 2016 Custom Built Wide Body Chevrolet Corvette Zo6.

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