Washington, DC - People with an inherited condition known as neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, often develop non-cancerous, or benign, tumors that grow along nerves. These tumors can sometimes turn into aggressive cancers, but there hasn’t been a good way to determine whether this transformation to cancer has happened.

Los Angeles, California - A former executive at a Hawthorne-based company was found guilty by a federal jury Thursday of criminal charges that he traded in options contracts using inside information and illegally purchased shares of a company his employer had targeted for acquisition.

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment Thursday against optometrist Carole Sachs, O.D., 76, of Delhi, charging her with health care fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

San Diego, California - Joshua Bilal George, 38, of San Diego, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to defraud the United States and wire fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Washington, DC - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have observed an increase in highly impactful ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends—when offices are normally closed—in the United States, as recently as the Fourth of July holiday in 2021. The FBI and CISA do not currently have any specific threat reporting indicating a cyberattack will occur over the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

Sacramento, California - On Thursday, August 26, after a three–day trial, a federal jury found Eligio Nunez, 42, of Hayward, guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.