Tampa, Florida - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tampa seized a shipment of counterfeit toys with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of more than $9,000. The counterfeit toys arrived in a shipment from China on June 18.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - A Jamaican man was sentenced Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after he pleaded guilty to his role in an international lottery scheme against elderly victims in the United States. 

Washington, DC - The former co-owner of R&J Partnership Ltd., doing business as Reece’s Las Vegas Supply (RLVS), a gambling supplies store located in Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced Thursday to serve two and one-half years in prison, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Las Vegas, Nevada - June 15, 2015 is the 10th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.   According to the World Health Organization’s data, four to six percent of elderly suffer from some form of abuse. Nationally, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  And that's only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. 

Frankfurt, Germany - Two German brothers who defrauded German banks out of more than $2.76 million in U.S. currency were removed from the U.S. June 16 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Los Angeles, California.

Washington, DC - The Department of State is proud to announce the redesigned ForeignAssistance.gov. The redesigned website provides users with a simplified and more user-friendly experience.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new report on discoveries by USDA researchers that have led to new patents and inventions with the potential for commercial application and potential economic growth. USDA innovations included in this annual report range from USDA supported research that could offer solutions for millions who suffer allergies from peanuts and wheat to safe mosquito control that can help halt the transmission of diseases they spread, and others.

Trenton, New Jersey - Twelve men have been indicted on state charges that they conspired in a $1.5 million series of thefts involving tractor-trailers loaded with various cargo, which the defendants allegedly stole and fenced.

Washington, DC - A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies.

Washington, DC - The FBI routinely uses aviation assets in support of predicated investigations targeting specific individuals and, when requested and appropriate, in support of state and local law enforcement.