New York - A former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament of Barbados was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe payments from a Barbadian insurance company through bank accounts in New York.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A citizen of Cameroon was extradited to the U.S. Monday to face federal charges for his alleged involvement in a fraud scheme perpetrated against American consumers.

Washington, DC - A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the Lacey Act and the U.S. Animal Welfare Act based on his trafficking of African wild cats in interstate commerce.

Washington, DC - U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland spoke Monday afternoon by phone with Mexico Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to work together to address law enforcement matters that impact the people and communities of the United States and Mexico. In particular, the Attorneys General discussed the need to continue bilateral cooperation to fight organized and transnational crime, and to disrupt the supply chains of illegal and illicit drugs.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - A former attorney for three municipalities in Puerto Rico was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of four counts of bribery with respect to programs receiving federal funds.

Greensboro, North Carolina - A North Carolina woman was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for production and distribution of child pornography.