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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

This frame grab from video provided by WPLG-TV shows FBI agents covering a van after the tarp fell off as it was transported from Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. The van has several stickers on the windows, including American flags, decals with logos and text. (WPLG-TV via AP)

Fingerprint leads to arrest of Cesar Sayoc in pipe bomb case

Federal officials said a fingerprint on one of the pipe bombs discovered this week led them to Cesar Altieri Sayoc, who they arrested in Florida on Friday and charged with mailing 13 improvised explosive devices to prominent critics of President Trump. Published October 26, 2018

U.S. Attorney John W. Huber speaks during a news conference in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Prosecutors have agreed not to file charges against a Utah public transit agency in exchange for cooperation with a federal investigation into possible corruption and misuse of public funds by people connected to the agency, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah announced Tuesday. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

John Huber's FBI-Justice Department probe shrouded in mystery

Roughly one year after U.S. Attorney John Huber was appointed to investigate whether accusations that the FBI and Justice Department abused their powers during the 2016 election season merit prosecution, his work remains shrouded in mystery. Published October 25, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions accompanied by accompanied by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, right, and other officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, State Department, Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks at a news conference to announce enforcement efforts against Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Justice Department announces new measures to fight opioids

The Justice Department will create a task force to target prescription opioid abuse in the Appalachian region, as part of a series of measures to fight a drug epidemic that has claimed the lives of 72,000 Americans, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday. Published October 25, 2018