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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in Residential Rental Properties in North Dakota

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The Department of Justice announced today that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several related individuals and entities have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they violated
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Justice Department Settles Disability Discrimination Claims Against 19 Building Owners

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The Justice Department today announced that it reached a single agreement with 19 building owners* who rent space in their buildings to stores and restaurants. The agreement requires
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Justice Department Issues Statement Announcing Decision to Appeal Alabama Association of Realtors v. HHS

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Brian M. Boynton, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division, released the following statement: “The CDC’s eviction moratorium — which Congress
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Construction Company Owners Pleaded Guilty to Defrauding Federal Program Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small...

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Michael Wibracht of San Antonio, Texas, the former owner of several companies in the construction industry, conspired to defraud the United States in order to obtain valuable government contracts under programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for which neither his nor his co-conspirators’ companies were eligible. One co-conspirator
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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in North Dakota Housing

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The Department of Justice announced today that it filed a lawsuit alleging that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several other individuals and entities violated the Fair Housing Act
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Leader of Armed Home Invasion Robbery Crew Convicted of RICO Conspiracy and Other Violent...

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A federal jury in Detroit, Michigan, found a Colombian man guilty of all charges in a nine-count indictment charging him with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
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Department of Justice Launches a National Nursing Home Initiative

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Attorney General William P. Barr announced today the launch of the Department of Justice’s National Nursing Home Initiative, which will coordinate and enhance civil and criminal efforts to pursue nursing homes that provide grossly substandard
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Rhode Island Property Developer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for $10 Million Ponzi...

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An East Greenwich, Rhode Island, property developer was sentenced to eight years in prison today for operating a $10.3 million dollar Ponzi scheme and obstructing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation
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CRA/LA Agrees to Pay $3.1 Million to Resolve Alleged Misuse of Federal Funds for...

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CRA/LA agreed to pay $3.1 million to resolve allegations that its predecessor violated the False Claims Act by knowingly failing to comply with federal accessibility laws when it financed and assisted in the development of affordable housing in the City
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California Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 15 Months for Making Conduit Contributions in Two...

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Oakland-area real estate developer James Tong was sentenced to 15 months today for funneling tens of thousands of dollars of his own money through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Justice Department Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Housing Authority of the City of...

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The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut (HACB), doing business as Park City Communities
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Leader of the Castro Enterprise Involved in Armed Home Invasions that Targeted Victims of...

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 A Texas woman was sentenced to 37 years in prison for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled across the United States in order to conduct armed home invasions of families of Indian and Asian descent. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski
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Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application...

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Attorney General William P. Barr and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two
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California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns

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Today, a federal jury found an Oakland-area real estate developer guilty for funneling tens of thousands of dollars through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns
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Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $40 million in FY 2019 funding for 29 projects to advance the H2@Scale concept.
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Justice Department Resolves Claims that California Loan Modification Service Providers Discriminated Against Hispanic Homeowners...

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The Department of Justice today announced a series of settlements to resolve allegations that several California-based mortgage loan modification service providers engaged in national origin discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act
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Former Stuart Housing Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

A former Stuart Housing Authority employee pled guilty today to stealing government funds from the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
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Former Chairman of The Village of Hempstead Housing Authority Convicted By A Federal Jury...

A federal jury in Central Islip returned a guilty verdict today against Cornell Bozier, the former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the Village of Hempstead Housing Authority (VHHA) on four counts of an indictment charging
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Two New Jersey Men Arraigned In Reverse Mortgage Scheme

A Passaic County, New Jersey, man and a Bergen County, New Jersey, man have been arraigned for their respective roles in a reverse mortgage scheme that took advantage of several elderly homeowners, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today
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Justice Department Obtains $750,000 From PHH Mortgage Corp. for Unlawfully Foreclosing on Servicemembers’ Homes

The Justice Department today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation (PHH) has agreed to pay $750,000 to six servicemembers to resolve allegations that it violated

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Mistakes to Avoid Buying House & land Packages

A home for many is a treasure that ensures comfort for their loved ones. However, this isn’t as easy as many think. The process involves multiple steps, and you can easily make blunders along the way. Nowadays, you can go for a land and house package, and you don’t want to lose money on such a deal. Many first-time homebuyers lose money after engaging dishonest builders, and you can avoid such problems with a few tips.