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An alleged general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT) pleaded guilty May 10 to racketeering charges related to his membership in the ABT’s criminal enterprise, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

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The U.S. Attorney General’s Office, heading up the Department of Justice, filed for, and received, temporary restraining order barring the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) from implementing voting changes ordered by Texas 9th Court of Appeals. The U.S Attorney General’s Office claimed jurisdiction pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires that any voting procedure changes in Texas be signed off on by the DOJ.

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A 61-year-old Deweyville, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on March 28.

According to a press release from the U.S Attorney's office, Mark James Frederick pleaded guilty on October 30, 2012, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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