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.

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).

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 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Wednesday announced the appointment of 12 U.S. Attorneys to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC). Created in 1973, the AGAC advises the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys and elevates the voices of U.S. Attorneys in Department policies. The first meeting of the AGAC will take place later this spring.

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).

Miami, Florida - The former Comptroller General of Ecuador made his initial appearance Tuesday in Miami, Florida, for allegedly engaging in a scheme to use the U.S. financial system to launder money to promote and conceal an illegal bribery scheme in Ecuador.