Baltimore, Maryland - A Reisterstown, Maryland man pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland, for traveling from the United States to the Philippines and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and to producing child pornography with the intent to transport the child pornography to the United States, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland; Acting Special Agent in Charge Cardell T. Morant of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI, Baltimore Field Office; and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A federal grand jury sitting in Philadelphia indicted David Sommers, 62, of Levittown, Pennsylvania for trafficking in protected diamondback terrapins. The indictment charges Sommers with smuggling turtles and submitting false records for a package shipped to Canada and four violations of the Lacey Act for trafficking over 3,500 turtles in interstate commerce.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump Friday announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

El Cajon, California - Fourteen people were arrested Tuesday evening by law enforcement agencies from East County during saturation patrols and probation compliance checks in known hot spots for drug-related crime.

Washington, DC - Naval Reactors, a joint program of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Navy (DON), announced the selection of Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) as the new DOE and DON contractor for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 16-20.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation (SDTEF) has released an in-depth analysis of the economic impact of San Diego Zoo Global throughout the San Diego region. The report, prepared by SDTEF demonstrates the important role of the nonproft conservation organization in supporting the San Diego economy—not only through tourism at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but also through the effect of the budget it applies toward regional purchasing, employment and marketing.