Charlotte, North Carolina - Three high-ranking leaders of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang, including the “Godfather” of the organization, who also served as “Chairman” of the UBN, were convicted Thursday of racketeering conspiracy charges.

San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Christopher Lischewski, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices for packaged seafood sold in the United States, the Department of Justice announced.

Washington, DC - Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, a resident and citizen of Turkey, was sentenced to 32 months for his participation in a scheme to violate U.S. economic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran involving billions of dollars’ worth of Iranian oil proceeds held at Atilla’s employer (Turkish Bank-1).  On Jan. 3, after a five-week jury trial, Atilla was convicted of conspiring with others to use the U.S. financial system to conduct transactions on behalf of the government of Iran and other Iranian entities, which were barred by U.S. sanctions, and to defraud U.S. financial institutions by concealing these transactions’ true nature.

Laredo, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas on May 17 apprehended eight more illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh in two separate incidents.  The subjects were encountered after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River in south Laredo.  The Laredo Sector Border Patrol continues to have the highest apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals compared to other Border Patrol Sectors. 

La Jolla, California - Four University of California San Diego student-athletes were named to 2018 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-West Region teams on Wednesday.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump met today with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and discussed issues of mutual interest, including North Korea, Syria, Iran, and reform of the United Nations. 

Washington, DC - President Trump at White House Prison Reform Summit: