Ethiopian Human Rights Abuser Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

A naturalized US citizen residing in Alexandria, Virginia has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for having fraudulently obtained US citizenship. Mergia Negussie Habteyes, 58, admitted to a series of lies in the naturalization process, including failure to disclose participation in persecution during the Red Terror Period in Ethiopia.

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Second Defendant Pleads Guilty to Scamming the Elderly

Shaun Sullivan of Merrick, New York has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in a multimillion dollar prize promotion scam aimed at stealing money from the elderly and vulnerable groups. Sullivan sent mailings to individuals which indicated that they could claim a large cash prize in exchange for a modest fee. There was no prize, and yet victims submitted over $30 million in fees.

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Cooperative, International Effort Leads to Three Dark Web Arrests

A criminal complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles alleges that three defendants, currently in German custody, were administering a sophisticated online marketplace to sell illicit goods and substances. These arrests follow a nearly two-year international investigation involving U.S. law enforcement authorities, authorities in Germany, and authorities in the Netherlands.

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Understanding Open Season Options

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Open Season. Your benefits experts will provide you with information on what new benefit options are available this Open Season and how you can learn more.

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