Washington, DC - A Mexican national had his initial appearance in federal court in the District of Columbia Friday on charges related to his alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "It has recently come to my attention that the Chinese government has threatened to interfere with the work of American journalists in Hong Kong.

Muskogee, Oklahoma - A federal court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, entered a temporary restraining order halting the sale of an unapproved colloidal silver product to treat COVID-19, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Beaumont, Texas - An engineer has been charged in the Eastern District of Texas with allegedly filing bank loan applications fraudulently seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Cleveland, Ohio - Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith announced a former Cleveland Clinic employee was arrested yesterday without incident by law enforcement and had his initial court appearance Thursday.

Atlanta, Georgia - A reality TV personality who stars in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, has been arrested on federal bank fraud charges arising from a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan that he obtained in the name of Flame Trucking.