Recent announcements from DOJ’s Consumer Protection Branch

July 1, 2015 – Virginia Resident Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica

June 26, 2015 – Former OtisMed CEO Sentenced for Selling Unapproved Surgical Devices

June 26, 2015 – First Jamaican Man Extradited to United States in Connection with International Lottery Scheme Sentenced to Prison

June 22, 2015 – California Man Pleads Guilty in Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

June 17, 2015 – United States Files Suit against Spectrum Brands for Failing to Report Safety Hazard in Defective Coffeemakers

June 1, 2015 – Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Consumers through Fraudulent Debt Relief Services Firms

May 28, 2015 – Seller of “Miracle Mineral Solution” Convicted for Marketing Toxic Chemical as a Miracle Cure

May 20, 2015 – ConAgra Subsidiary Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea in Connection with 2006 through 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning Related to Peanut Butter

May 14, 2015 – Judge Orders Injunction to Stop Sale of Dangerous Magnets

May 7, 2015 – Three California Men and Minnesota Corporation Indicted in Nationwide Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme

April 29, 2015 – U.S. Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Internationally Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

April 29, 2015 – Black & Decker Agrees to Pay $1.575 Million for Delay in Reporting Hazards in Cordless Electric Lawnmowers

April 27, 2015 – Medtronic Corporation and Executives Agree to Consent Decree to Resolve Allegations of Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Violations

April 23, 2015 – District Court Enters Permanent Injunction to Prevent Chicago and Two Individuals from Distributing Adulterated Mung Beans and Soybean Sprouts

April 21, 2015 – United States Files Suit against Michaels Stores Inc. for Failing to Report Serious Safety Hazard in Shattering Glass Vases

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