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Washington, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Allison Dale Burroughs and Amit Priyavadan Mehta to serve on the United States District Courts.

Vascular Solutions Inc. (VSI) has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to federal health programs by marketing a medical device for the ablation (or sealing) of perforator veins without FDA approval and despite the failure of its own clinical trial, the Justice Department announced today.  VSI is a medical device company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when employees and representatives of the U.S.-based parent company authorized and made improper payments to foreign officials while trying to win contracts to supply firearm products to military and law enforcement overseas.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Citigroup business unit operating an alternative trading system (ATS) with failing to protect the confidential trading data of its subscribers.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a serial con artist and a penny stock company CEO with misleading investors in a supposed vaccine development company by issuing false press releases portraying it as a successful venture when it was in fact a failing enterprise.