Japanese Fishing Company Convicted of Obstruction of Justice and Falsifying Records to Cover Up Illegal Oil and Garbage Pollution

Guam - A Japanese fishing company, Fukuichi Gyogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Fukuichi), was convicted and sentenced in the District of Guam for two violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and one count of obstruction of an agency proceeding.

Defendants Admit Coordinated Fraud on San Diego Bankruptcy Court

San Diego, California - Two residents of Laguna Beach admitted Tuesday to perpetrating a complicated scheme to defraud the bankruptcy court using sham transactions, fake people, and lies under oath.

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.