Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Director James B. Comey has named David Bowdich the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Since September 2012, Mr. Bowdich has served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Los Angeles Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division. In that role he led the Joint Terrorism Task Force, responsible for all counterterrorism investigations and operations in the Los Angeles region and surrounding counties, as well as overseas investigations in Southeast Asia. As SAC, Mr. Bowdich was also in charge of all Los Angeles Crisis Response assets.
Los Angeles, California - A Placentia woman already serving a prison sentence for defrauding Medi-Cal is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on new federal charges related to her operation of a hospice that submitted millions of dollars in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medi-Cal for purportedly providing end-of-life care to patients who were, in fact, not dying.
Los Angeles, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners in various cities are seeking the public’s help in learning the whereabouts of a suspect identified as Gregory Lynn Cross, 58, whom investigators have linked to a series of bank robberies and attempted bank robberies on six occasions since December 13th (see list below) .
Washington, DC - Santa Claus is coming to town a little faster this year, thanks to his new Global Entry membership. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
United States Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Causing the Filing of a False and Fraudulent Tax Return
Earlier today, United States Congressman Michael Grimm pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return. Since 2011, Grimm has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York’s 11th Congressional District, which includes the borough of Staten Island and parts of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City.
Chicago, Illinois - The Justice Department today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that the board discriminated against pregnant teachers at Scammon Elementary School by subjecting them to adverse personnel actions, including termination in some instances, after they announced their pregnancies. According to the complaint, these adverse personnel actions were in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.