Charlotte, North Carolina - Three individuals were sentenced to prison for their roles in an $11 million telemarketing scheme that defrauded primarily elderly victims in the United States from call centers in Costa Rica.

Washington, DC - Mustafa al-Imam, a 47-year-old Libyan national, was sentenced Thursday to 236 months in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya.  Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. government personnel Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty died in the attack.

Miami, Florida - An Ecuadorian businessman living in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with a $4.4 million bribery and money laundering scheme that funneled bribes to public officials of Empresa Pública de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador (PetroEcuador), the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Ecuador, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office.

New York - Spokesperson Jessica Joyce said in a statement Thursday that the company is closing the stores that no longer meet the standards that its customers expect.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is requiring ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) and WABCO Holdings Inc. (WABCO) to divest WABCO’s North American steering components business, R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc., as well as other related WABCO assets, in order for ZF to proceed with its proposed acquisition of WABCO.  Without the divestiture, the proposed acquisition would eliminate competition between the only two suppliers of steering gears used on large commercial vehicles in North America, the department’s lawsuit alleges.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Wednesday joined the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) and federal and local law enforcement officials at a roundtable to discuss the challenges posed by human traffickers. The meeting was held following the launch of FLETC’s Human Trafficking Awareness Training last week.