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Three individuals were charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday for their roles in a $2.5 million high-yield investment fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina.

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the investiture of two immigration judges. Acting Chief Immigration Judge Michael C. McGoings presided over the investiture during a ceremony held April 21, 2016, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Judge Beth M. Andrus, J. Michael Diaz, and Kathleen M. O'Sullivan to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger for the District of Minnesota today announced a federal indictment charging Diane L. Kroupa, 60, and her husband, Robert E. Fackler, 62, with conspiring with each other to evade assessment of taxes.  Each defendant is charged with conspiracy, tax evasion, making and subscribing false tax returns and obstruction of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit.  The defendants are expected to appear later this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A former state circuit judge in Arkansas was sentenced today to 120 months for accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a negligence verdict against a company in Conway, Arkansas, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick C. Harris of the Eastern District of Arkansas.