Justice Triumphs

Newark, New Jersey - A financial investor who purchased municipal tax liens pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced.

Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that investors in a fraudulent investment scheme that offered foreign investors a path to citizenship will get their money back promptly thanks to the SEC’s recent court action. A federal district court judge has ordered the return of all investors’ principal investment in the fraudulent securities offering.

Larry Lujan, 33, was sentenced today to life in prison for a kidnapping that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales for the District of New Mexico and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.