Las Vegas, Nevada - A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment Thursday against Vivian Wang, 53, of Lilburn, Georgia, and Frank Luo, 48, of Las Vegas, Nevada, charging them both with wire fraud and charging Wang with aggravated identity theft, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. The defendants were arrested today at their residences in Georgia and Nevada.

Boston, Massachusetts - A Boston man was convicted in federal court Thursday for his role in an attempt to kill a federal witness and in a multi-state prostitution ring.

Queens, New York - Five men from Queens, New York, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly participating in a scheme to distribute counterfeit name brand perfumes in New York and around the United States. The arrests stem from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the New York Police Department.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $10.7 million in funding for research that could solve critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Las Vegas, Nevada - County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya is asking for the public's help to locate historical photos, documents and information about past Clark County Clerks.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a new private investment fund with the potential to inject $100 million into small food and agriculture businesses across rural America. The fund, known as the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, will be the fourth Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) that USDA has helped to create since 2014, and is part of USDA's ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to investment opportunities in rural America to help drive more economic growth in rural communities.

Washington, DC - Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos J Hochstein will travel to the Middle East May 22-May 26, 2016 to meet with Saudi and Lebanese interlocutors.  As volatility lingers in global energy markets, and as the United States emerges as an energy exporter while remaining a significant consumer, the Special Envoy seeks to strengthen our relationships with partners in the region and discuss strategies for addressing energy market realities.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A man who convinced persons to invest money with him by falsely representing himself to be a successful securities trader and investor, was indicted by the federal grand jury Wednesday for stealing almost $2 million from his victims, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Washington, DC - Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate:

Washington, DC - Two members of an international child exploitation conspiracy were sentenced today for their participation in two websites that were operated for the purpose of coercing and enticing minors as young as eight years old to engage in sexually explicit conduct on web camera.