Baltimore, Maryland - A New Jersey man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murder in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, and heroin; and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

New York - Thursday, a federal jury convicted a New York man of conspiracy to commit economic espionage following a four-week jury trial.

Baltimore, Maryland - A Virginia resident was sentenced Thursday to 37 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to federal charges resulting from a lengthy investigation into a significant multi-state dog fighting conspiracy.

Chicago, Illinois - A southern California businessman was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in prison for illegally brokering the sales of embargoed defense articles from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and filing a false corporate tax return.

Washington, DC - A former coal company executive was arrested Thursday on charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), laundering funds, and receiving kickbacks as part of an alleged scheme to pay bribes to government officials in Egypt in connection with contracts with an Egyptian state-owned and state-controlled company, Al Nasr Company for Coke and Chemicals (Al Nasr).

New York - A Chinese national is charged in a criminal complaint, which was unsealed Wednesday in the Southern District of New York, with conspiring to act in the United States as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).