San Diego, California - Vincent Ramos, the chief executive of Canada-based Phantom Secure, and four of his associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges that they knowingly and intentionally participated in a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale and service of encrypted communications.

San Diego, California - Renan Dias Da Rocha Gomes, a former employee aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for wire fraud in connection with his scheme to embezzle more than $260,000 from The Walt Disney Company.

Los Angeles, California - A Los Angeles, California-based dentist was charged in an indictment unsealed on Monday for his alleged participation in a health care fraud and identity theft scheme.

Los Angeles, California - A man who was already serving a 25-year prison sentence for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization pleaded guilty today to trying to kill the warden of the federal prison where he was serving his sentence.

San Diego, California - A stockbroker was convicted of insider trading by a federal jury, and a codefendant pleaded guilty, the day his trial was set to begin.

San Diego, California - San Diego State University Professor Emeritus of mechanical engineering Randall German will speak on a panel addressing research and technology aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. The panel, convened by NASA, will hold a media teleconference at 8:00 a.m. PST Monday, March 19, to discuss a number of science investigations and instruments launching in April to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.

Bangor, Washington - The United States and Japan will hold the Extended Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) March 14-16, at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Washington.