High school students Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell and Alanna Smith filed the lawsuit at the center of the controversy in February.
The Justice Department, or DOJ, said it cracked down on a website that was fraudulently offering to sell vaccines for warding off the deadly coronavirus.
Attorney General William Barr directed federal prosecutors to pursue fraudsters seeking to exploit "public panic" about the coronavirus.
The prosecution team, led by Connecticut-based federal prosecutor John Durham, recently approached representatives of Christopher Steele.
The U.S. Justice Department is closing its criminal investigation into whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, his lawyers announced.
The awarding of more than $1 million total to the two groups, Hookers for Jesus and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation has triggered a whistleblower complaint.
The watchdog's review found that FBI agents acted legally when they asked in 2016 for court approval to begin surveillance of Carter Page.
Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, 38, and former Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers, 38, were among those charged.
Information that Henry Kyle Frese passed along to a journalist with whom he was apparently involved appeared in at least eight different news stories.