Houston, Texas - Defendants Mohamed Toure, 57, and Denise Cros-Toure, 57, of Ft. Worth, Texas, were charged Wednesday in a five-count indictment with forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and conspiracies to commit forced labor and alien harboring, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas, and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey McGallicher of the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Services’ Houston Field Office.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice today announced more than $113 million in grant awards to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women, and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  Grants were awarded to 133 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and other tribal designees through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a streamlined application for tribal-specific grant programs. Of the $113 million, just over $53 million comes from the Office of Justice Programs, more than $35 million from the Office on Violence Against Women, and more than $24.7 million from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Washington, DC - Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced yesterday.

Washington, DC - Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser today announced that former St. Bernard Parish correctional officer Timothy Williams pled guilty to violating the civil rights of inmate Nimali Henry, who died in the St. Bernard Parish Prison on April 1, 2014.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States of America, I send my hearty greetings to the Government and people of the Republic of Mali as you mark your country’s Independence Day on September 22.