Houston, Texas - Jorge Costilla-Sanchez pleaded guilty to an international drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

Brooklyn, New York - Thursday, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Asia Siddiqui was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. for her role in planning to build a bomb for use in a terrorist attack in the United States. Siddiqui and her co-defendant, Noelle Velentzas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23, 2019, to a charge of teaching or distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction in furtherance of a planned federal crime of violence.  Velentzas is awaiting sentencing.

Houston, Texas - A former general manager and partial owner of a Florida-based energy company was sentenced to 48 months in prison Wednesday for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

Norfolk, Virginia - A Norfolk man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully sell prescription drugs to consumers without valid prescriptions, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Tampa, Florida - Akbar Akram, a resident of Holiday, Florida, pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally trafficking live water monitor lizards from the Philippines.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia-area doctor was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine Tuesday for the illegal distribution of oxycodone.