Feds Arrest 47 in $14 Million Real Estate Wire Fraud Scheme

The feds have arrested 47 people in the US and abroad and recovered $14 million in Operation Wire Wire a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted over a six month period. “This operation demonstrates

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DCRA’s Housing Bloom Workshop on June 19

On June 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, DCRA will host Housing Bloom Workshop. Housing Bloom is Mayor Muriel Bowser’s annual month-long initiative that showcases how the public and private sectors are partnering to both produce and preserve affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods across the District. For more information, contact: Jacqueline Noisette (202) 442-8170. Location: 1100 4th Street

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Realtors® Lobby Congress on Discrimination Laws

On May 16 the National Association of Realtors® Broker Involvement Council lobbied Congress on four key issues affecting the real estate industry. They asked the U.S. House to pass H.R. 1447, which would protect Americans from housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. For more on NAR’s lobbying efforts, click here.

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Federal Sting Disrupts, Recovers $14 Million in Fraudulent Wire Transfers

Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—coordinated a major law enforcement effort to disrupt international Business Email compromise (BEC) schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals. The six-month sweep called Operation WireWire resulted in 74 arrests (42 in the United States), as well as the seizure of nearly $2.4 million and the disruption and

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