Hong Kong Customs foiled a smuggling attempt by a river trade vessel destined for the Mainland on May 16, seizing $60 million worth of unmanifested goods including high valued electronic products and endangered species specimens.
The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a food factory in Tsuen Wan to suspend business for 14 days.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (May 18) provided an update on the latest number of suspected human cases of avian influenza A(H7) notified to the CHP, including cases fulfilling reporting criteria and remaining ones not fulfilling reporting criteria.
The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the architects and civil engineers involved in the design and construction of multifamily housing complexes located in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.¡ The department’s lawsuit alleges that nine multifamily housing complexes with more than 800 units covered by the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements were designed and built without required accessible features.¡ No settlement has been reached with the developer, builder or former owners of these properties, who are alleged to have violated not only the Fair Housing Act, but also the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Correctional Services officers stopped an inmate from self-harm at Stanley Prison today (May 18).
Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West Speaks at the Department of Justice Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
Good morning and thank you, Grande for that kind introduction.¡ It is a pleasure to join all of you as we acknowledge the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the Justice Department and to our Nation.¡
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Glenn Powell Jr. pleaded guilty today in the Middle District of Alabama to his role in a large scale stolen identity refund fraud, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.¡¡
Indian national Kaushik Jayantibhai Thakkar and Brazilian national Fabiano Augusto Amorim were each sentenced today to serve 36 months in prison for their roles in smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for private financial gain, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson for the Southern District of Texas and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton.
The Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign, a territory-wide food waste reduction campaign, was officially launched today (May 18) to encourage the entire community, from individuals and households to commercial and industrial sectors, to avoid and reduce food waste generation in Hong Kong.
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit and sought a preliminary injunction against N.Y. Fish Inc.; New York City Fish Inc.; Maxim Kutsyk, Pavel Roytkov, Leonid Staroseletesky, and Steven Koyfman under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).¡ New York City Fish manufactures and distributes ready-to-eat fishery products, including smoked salmon and mackerel, and operates out of a food processing facility located at 738 Chester Street in Brooklyn. N.Y. Fish previously operated a similar fish processing business out of the same location, employing virtually all of the same employees.¡ Although N.Y. Fish has ceased manufacturing, FDA believes that N.Y. Fish products continue to be distributed and sold.¡ The complaint alleges that all defendants have a history of processing fishery products under insanitary conditions, with inadequate safety procedures.
Individual Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Id Fraud and Impersonating an Osha Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill
Connie M. Knight, 47, previously of Belle Chasse, La., was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison in New Orleans federal court late yesterday for providing fraudulent hazardous waste safety training in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, and Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. In addition, Ms. Knight was ordered to pay victim restitution in the amount of $25,300.
Florida Woman Indicted on Conspiracy for Role in Bringing 143 Haitian Nationals to the United States on Fraudulently Obtained Guest Worker Visas
Today, a federal judge unsealed a three-count indictment returned by a grand jury in the Southern District of Florida charging Jetta McPhee, 59, of Tamarac, Fla., for her role in bringing 143 Haitian nationals to the United States on fraudulently obtained guest worker visas that McPhee and her co-conspirator secured based on false representations that there were jobs awaiting those workers.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) no new human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) in the Mainland today (May 18).
Army National Guard Captain Charged for Alleged Role in Bribery and Wire Fraud Scheme and Two Former Soldiers Sentenced for Their Roles in a Related Scheme
A Texas Army National Guard captain has been charged for his alleged role in a bribery and wire fraud scheme and two former soldiers in the Texas Army National Guard were sentenced for their roles in a separate scheme to defraud the National Guard Bureau and its contractor, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Hong Kong: Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre
Correctional officers seized a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs from a female remand inmate at Tai Lam Centre for Women today (May 18).
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