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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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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