Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s request for comment on its revised draft guidance, which aims to deter pharmaceutical companies from abusing the citizen petition process to delay approval of and competition from generic drugs.

Seattle, Washington - A former Information Technology professional was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years supervised release for conducting cyberstalking and threat campaigns against multiple Washington residents, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes of the Western District of Washington.  The victims’ names are being withheld to protect their privacy.

Washington, DC - Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone today with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of the United Kingdom.   The Foreign Secretary briefed the Vice President on the upcoming parliamentary vote regarding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. 

Detroit, Michigan - A Western Michigan man was sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison for his role in a dog fighting conspiracy based in the surrounding counties of Grand Rapids. His sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release.

Arlington, Virginia - A federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted a Honduran man yesterday of leading a drug trafficking organization that helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States over the last decade.

Washington, DC - Older consumers who report losing money to fraud are reporting a disturbing trend: Scammers claiming to be a loved one in trouble are getting people 70 and over to send thousands of dollars in cash.