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Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday charged two men alleged to have profited from illegal sales of stock of a company claiming to have a blockchain-related business.

Washington, DC - The scheme started with a Craigslist ad for a rental property and ended with a $5.2 million judgment for violations of the FTC Act, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Free Annual File Disclosures Rule. For a deep dive into FTC fundamentals, read the opinion granting the FTC’s Motion for Summary Judgment against Credit Bureau Center.

Thank you, Kurt, for that kind introduction.  Thank you for your seven years of service to the Department of Justice and for your outstanding leadership now as United States Attorney.

Thank you to Anthony Hutchings, Buck Herron, Dan Smith, Bob Frank, Scott Conrad, and Jerry Williams for your leadership on the Board and for the invitation to join you today.

Monday, on the 500th day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime, enforce our immigration laws, and help roll back the devastating opioid crisis. In the largest increase in decades, the Department of Justice is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys to assist in priority areas.

The Department of Justice Wednesday recognized the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children task force, Detective George R. Higgs of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in La Plata, Maryland, Detective John Witherspoon of the Montgomery County Police Department in Rockville, Maryland, and Colin Blevin, a private citizen from Santa Clara, California, for their efforts to help children.