Kansas City, Kansas - A former University of Kansas (KU) professor was Thursday convicted by a federal jury on three counts of wire fraud and one count of false statements after he deliberately concealed that he was also employed by a government-affiliated university in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), while working on U.S. government funded research at KU.

St. Louis, Missouri - A Chinese national formerly residing in Chesterfield, Missouri, was Thursday sentenced to 29 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a $150,000 fine for conspiring to commit economic espionage.

Louisville, Kentucky - A federal court in Louisville, Kentucky, unsealed an indictment Thursday charging a Louisville man for interfering with a federally protected right, and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence by shooting at and attempting to kill a candidate for elective office.

Washington, DC - A former Congressional staffer pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of public funds in connection with his scheme to fraudulently inflate his salary and bonus payments, thereby paying himself more than he was legitimately owed. 

Seattle, Washington - A Ukrainian man was sentenced Thursday in the Western District of Washington to five years in prison for his criminal work in the hacking group FIN7.

Washington, DC - A woman in Florida pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal racketeering conspiracy that victimized Mexican agricultural workers admitted into the United States under the H-2A temporary visa program. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg for the Middle District of Florida made the announcement.