Utah Man Sentenced for Computer Hacking Crime

San Diego, California - Austin Thompson of Utah was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 27 months in prison for  carrying out a series of so-called denial-of-service computer hacking attacks against multiple victims between 2013 and 2014. The defendant was also ordered to pay $95,000 in restitution to one of the victims -  Daybreak Games, formerly Sony Online Entertainment.

Oakland Building Project Consultant Sentenced To Federal Prison For Conspiracy And Receiving Bribes

San Francisco, California - Taj Armon Reid was sentenced to 12 months in prison for conspiracy and receiving bribes, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson; Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett; and Department of Energy Office of the Inspector General, Inspector General Teri L. Donaldson.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court Judge.

Two International Shipping Executives Indicted for Participating in Long-Running Antitrust Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland - An indictment of two Norwegian shipping executives was unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Patient Recruiter Sentenced to Prison for $1.5 Million Kickback Scheme

Detroit, Michigan - A Michigan patient recruiter was sentenced to 60 months in prison Wednesday for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks.

Rwanda National Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Rwanda as you mark 57 years of independence on July 1 and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day on July 4.

Four Cases of E. coli Bacteria Linked to San Diego County Fair 2-year-old boy dies

San Diego, California - The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is reporting four confirmed or probable pediatric cases of Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli (STEC) linked to contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair. One child has died.