Los Angeles, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against Curacao, a retail store chain that ranks among the 50 largest electronics and appliance retailers in the United States and has nine locations in Southern California. The company actively markets its products to members of the Latino community – specifically low-income individuals, Spanish speakers, and immigrants – who lack credit history and have minimal experience with credit card and retail payment plans.

Blythe, California - Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S citizens Wednesday after finding nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine in a stuffed toy dog during a search of their vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 near Blythe, California.

Blythe, California - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station’s Integrated Targeting Team apprehended a convicted felon in possession of a loaded handgun Monday evening.

Los Angeles, California - Director Christopher A. Wray announced the appointment of Paul D. Delacourt as the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Delacourt most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Honolulu Division.

Fresno, California - On October 12, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against John Ballard, 55, and Judy (Calderon) Ballard, 54, of Atwater and Sherry Herbert, 54, and Andrea Todd, 53, of Fresno, charging them with conspiracy, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with a fraudulent short-sale scheme, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Santa Ana, California - A one-time sales representative for AFLAC was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of federal fraud charges related to a scheme that used bogus disability claims to bilk the insurance company out of more than $4 million.