Justice Department Issues Guidance on Ballot Drop Box Accessibility Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Justice Department announced today it has issued guidance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on how to ensure that ballot drop boxes are accessible to voters with disabilities.

Columbus Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Local Reproductive Health Services Facility

A Columbus, Ohio, man pleaded guilty in federal court this morning for making threats to a local reproductive health services facility.

Tennessee Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Series of Church Arsons

A Tennessee man was sentenced today for the arson of four Nashville area churches.

Former North Carolina Police Sergeant Resentenced for Using Excessive Force Against an Arrestee

The Justice Department announced today that Robert George, 49, was resentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell to three years in prison and one year of supervised release in connection with a 2013 incident that occurred while he was a Sergeant with the Hickory Police Department in North Carolina.

New Jersey Couple Charged with Forced Labor and Other Crimes

A federal grand jury yesterday returned an eight-count indictment charging a Burlington County, New Jersey, couple with the forced labor and other crimes involving two undocumented individuals, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced today.

Former Massachusetts Resident Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking and Related Charges

A former Brockton, Massachusetts, resident pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and related charges. Matthew Engram, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, two counts of transportation of an individual for purposes of prostitution, and one count of conspiracy to commit interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise.

Justice Department Resolves Lawsuits to Ensure Equal Access to Health Care for People with HIV

The Justice Department today announced that it has filed proposed consent decrees with two obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) doctors in Bakersfield, California. The consent decrees, which are subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, resolve the department’s lawsuits against the doctors, Umaima Jamaluddin MD, and Chibuike Enyereibe Anucha MD, PC, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Oregon State Employee Indicted for Sexual Misconduct and Kidnapping Woman with Developmental Disabilities

A federal grand jury in Portland, Oregon, returned an indictment today charging an Oregon Department of Human Services employee with kidnapping a woman with significant disabilities in his care, driving her to a secluded location, and engaging with her in sexual misconduct.

Wisconsin Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Adult and Minor Victims

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, today announced the conviction of Cory Hereford, 50, of Beloit, Wisconsin, on charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, maintaining a property for the purposes of distributing and using controlled substances, and of having committed sex trafficking of a minor while being a person previously convicted of a crime that required registering as a sex offender.

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