Tampa, Florida - A Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to threatening a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg for the Middle District of Florida made the announcement.

Portland, Oregon - An Oregon man was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison for coercing and persuading multiple minors to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves over the internet.

Indianapolis, Indiana - Two Indiana men have pleaded guilty to federal crimes for their roles in paying and receiving secret political contributions through a middleman.

Washington, DC - Monday, the Department of Justice announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register the “Frame or Receiver” Final Rule, which modernizes the definition of a firearm. Once implemented, this rule will clarify that parts kits that are readily convertible to firearms are subject to the same regulations as traditional firearms. These regulatory updates will help curb the proliferation of “ghost guns,” which are often assembled from kits, do not contain serial numbers, and are sold without background checks, making them difficult to trace and easy to acquire by criminals.

Des Moines, Iowa - A superseding indictment was unsealed Monday in the Southern District of Iowa charging the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of publicly traded reinsurance company, IRB Brasil Resseguros SA, aka IRB Brasil RE (IRB), for fraudulently propping up its stock price by spreading false information that U.S. investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. had invested in IRB.

Sacramento, California - A former contract manager for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pleaded guilty Monday for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving Caltrans improvement and repair contracts.