Washington, DC - In 2012, the FBI initiated a review of Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis (MHCA) testimony and reports after convictions in three District of Columbia cases that used FBI forensic hair analysis were vacated. The FBI, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, reviewed MHCA transcripts and reports where the hair analysis was done prior to December 31, 1999, when mitochondrial DNA testing was routinely used by the FBI Laboratory following hair evidence analysis.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Hampshire and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding from July 11 to July 12, 2019.

Washington, DC - The Navy’s much anticipated “Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year” awards have been announced. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command’s groundbreaking warfare centers, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific) and Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic), received an impressive seven awards combined.

Keyport, Washington - Jaime Perez is on a mission at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport to eliminate the stigma of audits.

Port of New York/Newark, New Jersey - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) at the Port of New York/Newark held an event highlighting the 230th Anniversary of the legacy agency U.S. Customs Service, which preceded CBP, by greeting and processing an arriving international vessel marking the anniversary of the first foreign vessel to be processed in the United States at the Port of New York/Newark.

Miami, Florida - On July 19, Los Angeles resident Philip Righter, 42 years old, was arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in connection with a scheme to sell forged artworks by prominent contemporary artists.  He was indicted on charges of wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343; mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341; and aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).