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Thirteen U.S. Soldiers Sentenced for Roles in Fraudulent Military Recruiting Bonus Scheme

Thirteen members of the Texas Guard have received their sentences for their roles in wide-ranging bribery and fraud schemes that caused more than $170,000 in losses to the United States.  Seven of those members were sentenced this past week in Houston.  

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Second Chances Vital to Criminal Justice Reform

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Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons, and over 11 million cycle through local jails.  In addition, a broader population – approximately one in three U.S. adults – has an arrest record, mostly for relatively minor, non-violent offenses, and sometimes as a result of crimes committed decades in the past. 

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Minnesota Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Sexual Assault on U.S. Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan

A Minnesota man who worked at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, was sentenced today to 60 months for sexual assault.  Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota, Acting Executive Assistant Director Charles Warmuth of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s (NCIS) Pacific Operations and Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thronton of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office made the announcement.

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Former Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for International Drug Trafficking

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Ediel Lopez Falcon, a member of the Gulf Cartel, was sentenced today to serve 18 years in prison for conspiring to import multi-ton quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.  Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the announcement.

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Huntsville, Alabama, Police Officer Convicted of Excessive Use of Force and Obstruction of Justice

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A federal jury in Huntsville, Alabama, convicted Huntsville Police Department Officer Brett Russell, 48, of deprivation of rights under color of law for assaulting and injuring G.H., a detainee, as well as obstruction of justice for filing a false police report regarding this incident.

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Defeating Terror Groups Will Take Long-Term Effort, Commander SaysThis story contains video.

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Votel Talks Global Security, Aspen, CO, United States
℠2015 – Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, spoke at this year’s Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, CO July 24 to address issues concerning global security and countering ISIL. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC.

 

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DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.

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Nuclear Deal Limits Iran, Not the Defense Department

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – The U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement limits Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear bomb but puts no limits on the Defense Department or the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel today.

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Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 31, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

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Biggest Gun Grab in American History

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Obama Administration has already disarmed over 200,000 veterans! News Minute from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, Jennifer Zahrn reports that, in what would be the largest gun grab in American history, the Obama Administration is seeking to disarm millions of elderly Americans and others who receive Social Security benefits through a representative payee.

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