Justice Department Secures $9 Million from Park National Bank to Address Lending Discrimination Allegations
The Justice Department announced today a $9 million agreement to resolve allegations that Park National Bank (Park National), headquartered in Newark, Ohio, engaged in a pattern or practice of lending discrimination by “redlining” in the Columbus metropolitan area. The agreement is part of the Justice Department’s nationwide Combating Redlining Initiative that Attorney General Merrick B. Garland launched in October 2021.
Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging him with a felony violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act in connection with the Oct. 22, 2020, invasion of a reproductive health care clinic in Washington, D.C.
The Justice Department announced today that it has secured an agreement to resolve a lawsuit alleging that landlord Darrell Jones of Muskegon, Michigan, violated the Fair Housing Act by sexually harassing female tenants. The settlement also resolves claims against Fatima Jones and Jones Investing, LLC, which, along with Jones, owned the properties where the alleged harassment occurred.
Justice Department Sues Jacksonville, North Carolina-based Goines Towing Company For Violating Rights of Servicemembers
The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina alleging that Billy Joe Goines, the owner and operator of Goines Towing & Recovery (Goines), auctioned off, sold or otherwise disposed of motor vehicles owned by servicemembers using court judgments obtained without filing proper military affidavits, in violation of federal law.