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Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Nov. 1, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

Attack aircraft conducted two strikes in Syria: Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil tanker trucks and two oil pumpjacks.

Strikes in Iraq

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FBI Warns of Mega Millions Lottery Scam Using FBI and FDIC Letterhead

 George Crouch, acting special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, provides the following warning to serve as a public service announcement (PSA): Recent reports to law enforcement indicate the re-emergence of an advance fee scam involving the Mega Millions Lottery and invoking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) federal agencies as central to this scam.

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File Election Complaint Report

 If you wish to report a possible violation of the federal voting rights laws, please fill out the form below. This includes possible violations of the voting-related provisions of the Civil Rights Acts, the Voting Rights Act, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act. Please describe the nature of the complaint, and provide contact information, so that our staff may follow up if any additional information is required.

Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, DC by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to

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Former Bakersfield Police Detective Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

 FRESNO, Calif. — Patrick Mara, 36, of Bakersfield, formerly a detective with the Bakersfield Police Department, was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

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Calloway County, Kentucky, Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Sexual Exploitation Of Children

 Production Of Child Pornography,
Twelve minor victims identified in a 27 count federal indictment

PADUCAH, Ky. – A Calloway County, Kentucky, man was charged by grand jury in a 27 count indictment with inducing minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct, inducing minor victims to produce visual depictions of that conduct which were then transmitted over the internet, and with inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


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The Attorney General's Smart on Crime Initiative

 "By targeting the most serious offenses, prosecuting the most dangerous criminals, directing assistance to crime 'hot spots,' and pursuing new ways to promote public safety, deterrence, efficiency, and fairness - we can become both smarter and tougher on crime."

Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks to American Bar Association's Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA
August 12, 2013

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Tampa Brothers Sentenced To A Total Of Seventy Years For Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

 Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Antawan Hudson (31, Tampa) to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. On September 28, 2016, Hudson’s brother, Maurice Williams (26, Tampa), was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. Hudson pleaded guilty on the first day of trial and a federal jury found Williams guilty on May 20, 2016. 

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Two Men Charged with Sex Trafficking of Three Victims

Operation Cross Country X

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were charged in federal court today for the sex trafficking of three victims.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Serious,” 34, and his cousin, Henry Dailey, 36, were charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo. Miller and Dailey remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Oct. 20, 2016.

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Man Believed to Have Placed Improvised Explosive Device in Nederland Shopping Complex Arrested

Defendant was caught in Chicago after fleeing Colorado

DENVER – David Michael Ansberry, born in 1952, originally from California, was arrested over the weekend in Chicago, Illinois, in connection with the placing of an improvised explosive device in a shopping area in Nederland, Colorado, the FBI, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), the Nederland Police Department, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office and ATF announced.  Ansberry made his initial appearance in Chicago yesterday and will be brought to Colorado to face the charge.

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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Pornography Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Carl Weatherman, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 75 months in prison for his conviction on a receipt of child pornography charge.  Weatherman will be on supervised release for ten years after completing his prison sentence.  He also will be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.


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