Former Puerto Rico Legislator and Two Capitol Employees Plead Guilty to Bribery and Kickback Scheme

San Juan, Puerto Rico - A former Puerto Rico legislator and two employees who worked in his office pleaded guilty this week to engaging in a bribery and kickback scheme.

National Security Agency Employee Indicted for Willful Transmission and Retention of National Defense Information

Boston, Massachusetts - A Maryland man is charged with willful transmission and retention of National Defense Information (NDI) in an indictment unsealed Thursday in the District of Maryland.

Nine Defendants Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Conspiracy and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) Offenses for Obstructing Patients and Providers of a Reproductive Health Services Facility

Washington, DC - Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia Wednesday announced a two-count indictment charging Lauren Handy, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jonathan Darnel, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York; Paulette Harlow, 73, of Kingston, Massachusetts; Jean Marshall, 72, of Kingston, Massachusetts; John Hinshaw, 67, of Levittown, New York; Heather Idoni, 61, of Linden, Michigan; William Goodman, 52, of the Bronx, New York; and Joan Bell, 74, of Montague, New Jersey, with federal civil rights offenses in connection with an alleged reproductive healthcare clinic invasion in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22, 2020. The defendants were charged with conspiracy against rights and a FACE Act offense.

Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Murder- and Kidnap-for-Hire Scheme and Child Pornography Offenses

Burlington, Vermont - A Vermont man was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for paying a woman in Venezuela to make videos for his sexual pleasure in which victims were sadistically abused and at least one video in which he demanded a victim be killed.

U.S. Navy Reserves Officer Appeared on Charges of Alleged Bribery and Visa Fraud

New Hampshire - A Florida man who serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves appeared Wednesday on criminal charges related to an alleged bribery scheme involving special visas for Afghan nationals.