Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics in two separate enforcement actions that have a combined estimated street value of $809,710.

Washington, DC - More than two million consumers will receive refunds from FTC case alleging false promises of “same as cash” payment plans. The Federal Trade Commission is returning more than $172 million to consumers who overpaid for merchandise they purchased using rent-to-own plans provided by Progressive Leasing.

Washington, DC - With the recent rapid increase in ransomware attacks against private sector companies, the FBI has made these investigations a top priority. The FBI has a long-standing history of confronting unique challenges in the cyberspace and imposing risk and consequences on our nation’s cyber adversaries. Through trust-based relationships with our private sector partners, we are indispensable in the fight against cyberattacks.

Los Angeles, California - A Riverside County man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge for inflicting severe injuries on a puppy – including slitting its throat – then posting videos of the suffering animal on his social media accounts.

Fresno, California - Miguel Alberto Burgos, 28, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

San Francisco, California - John Arthur Hudson was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $828,521.52 in restitution for his wire fraud convictions based on fraudulent loans he obtained that were secured by real property held in a trust that he administered, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig Fair.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable James Donato, United States District Judge.