Houston, Texas - A federal grand jury sitting in Houston, Texas returned an indictment today charging a Houston attorney with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and three counts of tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick for the Southern District of Texas.

Indianapolis, Indiana - Michael Kaim, 28, a former police officer with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police Department, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Indiana, for deprivation of civil rights, announced John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division; United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler of the Southern District of Indiana; and Grant Mendenhall, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis Division. Kaim was sentenced to serve 12 months in prison and pay a fine of $1,000.

Washington, DC - We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Quang’s family and the people of Vietnam during this difficult time.

Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Justice Department leadership Tuesday announced the recipients of the Second Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 25 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the country.

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona will receive over $20 million to continue the efforts to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The funding is provided by  the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the first installment of a two-year grant for State Opioid Response (SOR). AHCCCS, will administer the grant and work with other state agencies, health plans, and other community partners to address specific initiatives.