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San Diego, California - A federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California charged a California man with federal hate crimes and additional firearms offenses, including the murder of one person and the attempted murder of 53 others, for his actions during the April 27 shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California and the March 24 arson of the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque in Escondido. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Robert S. Brewer Jr. for the Southern District of California, and San Diego FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Suzanne Turner made the announcement.

Washington, DC - It is a privilege to be here today to speak at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s annual issues conference.  And I am honored to follow to the podium three prominent defenders of the rule of law, both at home and abroad.  Thank you, Judge McKeown, Mr. Mora, and Dr. Yang for dedicating your lives to upholding and promoting this noble ideal.

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Good afternoon.  I want to thank the American Bar Association for the invitation to give the closing keynote address.  I understand that this year’s “Antitrust in the Americas” event has been a long time in the making, and the impressive array of speakers is a testament to the importance of the region in the global competition enforcement community.

Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to the National Narcotics Officers’ Association’s Coalition Drug Enforcement Forum:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - North American Power Group Ltd. (NAPG) and its owner and president, Michael Ruffatto, have agreed to pay the United States $14.4 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent claims under a cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy and Technology Laboratory (NETL), located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice announced.