Salt Lake City, Utah - A Utah man and his company were charged in an indictment Wednesday with violating the Endangered Species Act and Lacey Act for their role in illegal wildlife trafficking, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jonathan D. Brightbill of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney John W. Huber of the District of Utah.

Houston, Texas - A Texas physician was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for her role in a multi-million Medicare fraud scheme. 

San Antonio, Texas - An Englewood, Colorado, resident was convicted today after a three-day jury trial on six child exploitation offenses, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer of the Western District of Texas.

Los Angeles, California - Four individuals were charged in an indictment for their alleged participation in a scheme to submit at least 35 fraudulent loan applications seeking over $5.6 million in COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Chicago, Illinois - Delmar E. Church Jr., the president and one of the principal owners of a Chicago-area commercial flooring company, pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring services and products sold in the United States, the Department of Justice announced.  The defendant is cooperating with the department’s ongoing investigation.

Minneapolis, Minnesota -A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information.