Los Angeles, California - A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander at the Long Beach Seaport pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for running an illegal gun-selling business, unlawfully possessing more than 40 machine guns and other prohibited firearms, failing to disclose his foreign financial interests and contacts in China in order to obtain a secret-level security clearance, and cheating on his federal income taxes.

Los Angeles, California - An investigation by federal and local authorities has resulted in a federal racketeering case that charges 22 people linked to the MS-13 transnational gang, most of whom allegedly participated in a series of murders, including several slayings in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in the Angeles National Forest.

Sacramento, California - U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Mark Corum, 62, of Sacramento, Monday to 30 years in prison for distribution and production of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

New York - Mahin Mojtahedzadeh (Mahin), age 74, a citizen of Iran, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to unlawfully export gas turbine parts from the United States to Iran.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Friday that it has signed an Addendum to a non-prosecution agreement with Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA, Ltd. (Bonhôte) of Neuchâtel Switzerland.  The original non-prosecution agreement was signed on Nov. 3, 2015.  At that time, Bonhôte reported that it held and managed 63 U.S. Related Accounts, with assets under management exceeding $88 million, and paid a penalty of $624,000. In reaching today’s agreement, Bonhôte acknowledges it should have disclosed additional U.S.-related accounts to the Department at the time of the signing of the non-prosecution agreement.

Brooklynn, New York - A criminal complaint was unsealed Friday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan with providing and attempting to provide material support, including training, services and personnel, to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339B.  Asainov was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred into FBI custody.  Asainov’s initial appearance was scheduled for Friday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.