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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2002
WWW.USDOJ.GOV


ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY
ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States now spends about $147 billion per year on criminal justice activities, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Spending on police protection, corrections, and judicial and legal services, has increased by about 8 percent annually over the past two decades.
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U.S. Customs Dismantles
One of the World's Most Sophisticated Internet Piracy Networks
'Operation Buccaneer' Targets 'Warez' Cyberspace Gangs and their Multi-Billion-Dollar Software Piracy Scheme
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OTTAWA, CANADA - - Attorney General John Ashcroft, Solicitor General of Canada Lawrence MacAulay, and Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Eleanor Caplan, signed today a Memorandum of Cooperation that addresses common border security and immigration priorities along the U.S.-Canada border. The memorandum underscores the commitment of President Bush and Prime Minister Chretien to defend and protect the U.S.-Canada border and disrupt future terrorist attacks. READ IT

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Department of Justice sealJOHN S. GORDON
United States Attorney
Central District of California



Thom Mrozek, Public Affairs Officer
(213) 894-6947
thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov

October 23, 2001

LAWYER SENTENCED FOR LAUNDERING MONEY
TAKEN IN HUGE ARMORED TRUCK ROBBERY


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The White House, President George W. Bush

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 3, 2001

Nominations Sent to the Senate

     Sichan Siv, of Texas, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

     Gaddi H. Vasquez, of California, to be Director of the Peace Corps, vice Mark L. Schneider, resigned.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 12, 2001

CONTACT:
Matthew Latimer or
Andrew Wilder, (202) 224-4521

Kyl Will Join Inquiry On Terrorist Attacks
Assures Arizonans Government Is "Open for Business"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Technology, today said he expected hearings will be held expeditiously on the deadly terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. He also sought to reassure Arizonans that the federal government was back at work. more

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2001

CBO Says Tax Cut, Slow Economy Will Tap Social Security

Congress has missed its opportunity to pay down the federal debt.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates showing that the President’s tax package, passed in the midst of a slowing economy, has wiped out the projected federal budget surplus and guaranteed that Congress will tap into the Social Security Trust Fund this year. Congressman Jim Davis, a member of the House Budget Committee and a veteran in the fight for responsible federal budgets, called on his colleagues to return from the August congressional recess prepared to address the looming budget crisis. more

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Barr Again Urges Bush to End Fraudulent Anti-Drug Contract

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2001 - In a second letter to President Bush, U.S. Representative Bob Barr (GA-7), Vice-Chair of the House Government Reform Committee, today condemned the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for again refusing to cancel a government contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars, despite significant allegations of rampant waste, fraud and abuse, by the advertising firm, Ogilvy & Mather. Barr first wrote President Bush on August 9th, asking why, despite an ongoing criminal investigation, the federal government had not suspended the contract. more

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 22, 2001

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TEXAS PRISON SYSTEM
CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY, BRIBERY & MONEY LAUNDERING

(HOUSTON) Gregory A. Serres, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, announced that on August 20, 2001, a jury returned guilty verdicts against defendants James A. "Andy" Collins, former Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Yank Barry, a Canadian businessman, on charges of conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering. The verdicts followed a two week trial before United States District Judge Lynn H. Hughes. more

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
DPB # 118 THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2001, 1:25 P.M.
(ON THE RECORD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

MR. REEKER: First off, I would like to note a media note that we are going to put out today, reminding people that it is not too late to register for the Foreign Service Exam. more

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Solidarity Commentary on a possible challenger to Tony Rackauckas for D.A.
8/10/01


We at Solidarity salute Wally Wade for his courage in announcing his intention to explore running for District Attorney. (Times Orange County, 8/7/01) Based on Tony's track record of demolishing the careers of outstanding deputies and investigators who dared to speak out against his lack of ethics, we can only shudder at what Tony's probable course of action will be concerning Wally. But regardless of the consequences, Wade is willing to risk all to restore integrity and fairness to our office and give the voters of Orange County a much needed choice. For that we are extremely grateful! read the article

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ORANGE COUNTY
Wade May Seek D.A.'s Job Again
* Elections: Prosecutor who ran in 1998 cites accusations against his boss, Rackauckas, and says he'll decide soon.

 

 

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By STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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National Archives Announces Request For Qualified Candidates to Test Feasibility of Recovering Audio from the Nixon "18 ½ Minute Gap" Tape
8/8/01

College Park, MD. . . Today, the National Archives and Records Administration published a "Request for Information" in the Commerce Business Daily requesting expressions of interest in participating in a project to assess the feasibility of attempting to recover erased audio program material from an 18.5 minute segment of the original "Nixon White House tape" 342.more

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George Argyros- Press Release from The White House

Friday, July 20, 2001

$3 Million in Drugs Seized, Four Arrested
Aboard Cruise Ship at Port of Miami

Miami, Fla. -- The U.S. Customs Service today announced the arrest of four cruise line passengers and the seizure of seven pounds of heroin and 3.3 pounds of cocaine valued at $3 million.more

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U.S. House of Representatives

Committee on the Judiciary

F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Chairman
www.house.gov/judiciary
Sensenbrenner Statement on the FBI's
Missing Guns and Computers read it!

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Tijuana Policeman Arrested for Drug Smuggling;
Port Runner Arrested With Variety of Drugs

Otay Mesa, Calif. -- An off-duty Tijuana police officer was arrested by U.S. Customs Service inspectors at the Otay Mesa border station last night for allegedly attempting to smuggle 36 pounds of marijuana into the United States
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