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This slide show shows Department of Justice employees engaged in Department activities including: Attorney General Michael Mukasey at the Supreme Court, US Marshals at an airport, an ATF forensic scientist looking into a microscope, a US Marshal with a dog, an FBI agent at the Pentagon, a lawyer in a court room, and a DEA agent holding a child's hand

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Photo of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the Attorney General's Awards Ceremony

October 28, 2008

The achievements of the people we honor today span the globe, and are as broad as the mission of the Department: To enforce the law and to defend the interests of the United States according to the law. Agents, lawyers, paralegals, support staff, analysts, and investigators all serve that mission in different ways, as do our partners in law enforcement from outside the Department whom we also honor today. But what all of these award recipients have in common is that they have achieved the highest level of accomplishment in the work that they do.

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Election 2008 / Elecciones 2008
The Department of Justice is committed to protecting the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day, and to preventing and punishing voter fraud. If you believe that you have been denied the right to vote based on your race, color, or language minority status or that otherwise your voting rights under federal law have been violated, or if you believe that you have evidence of voter fraud, you may contact the Department of Justice.

1-800-253-3931 (voice) (voter access)
1-888-305-3228 (TTY)

202-514-1412 (voter fraud)
VIA THE INTERNET: Complete and submit a form detailing your allegations
POR CORREO ELECTRÓNICO: También puede someter un formulario detallando sus alegaciones

El Departamento de Justicia se ha comprometido a proteger los derechos de todos los ciudadanos para que tengan accesso al voto durante el Día de las Elecciones, y a prevenir y castigar el fraude electoral. Si usted cree que se le ha sido negado su derecho para votar por causa de su raza, su color ó su idioma natal, ó si sus derechos de votante bajo las leyes federales han sido violados, ó si tiene evidencia de fraude electoral, puede contactar el Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos.

Other News
November 03, 2008

A Miami federal jury convicted Venezuelan national Franklin Duran, on charges of acting and conspiring to act as an agent of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela within the United States, without prior notification to the Attorney General of the United States, as required by law, announced R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office.  (Read More)

October 31, 2008

A federal jury today convicted Lance K. Poulsen, former president, owner and chief executive officer of National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. The charges stemmed from a scheme to deceive investors about the financial health of NCFE that cost investors more than $2 billion. (Read More)

Among the Department's highest priorities are protecting voting rights and combating voter fraud. The Department’s Civil Rights Division enforces specific federal laws that help to ensure all qualified voters have an opportunity to cast their ballots and have them counted, while the Department’s Criminal Division oversees the nationwide enforcement of federal laws that criminalize voter fraud and other assaults on the integrity of the federal election process.  (Read More)

October 30, 2008

The Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 800 federal observers and Department personnel to 59 jurisdictions in 23 states for the Nov. 4, 2008, general election. (Read More)

Project Safe Childhood
As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Department of Justice together with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and the Ad Council have partnered to produce the following Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) in an ongoing initiative to protect America’s youth. Further, the Project Safe Childhood Web site provides information to our federal, state, and local community partners that will help protect our children from online exploitation and abuse.

Links to the PSA’s and Project Safe Childhood Web site are below:

Watch PSC Videos:  Campaign Introduction      Everyone Knows Your Name      Bulletin Board
View Project Safe Childhood site

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bullet Combat Terrorism
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bullet Help Victims of Crime
bullet Foster Safe Communities
bullet Combat Gang Violence
bullet Prevent Youth Violence
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bullet Investigate Fraud
bullet Fight Trafficking in Persons
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