Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed to the State Department senior diplomatic representatives from nearly 60 nations, including more than 35 Washington-based ambassadors, from partner countries in the global coalition to counter ISIL.
Bay Area Woman Who Ran $24 Million Investment Scam Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison
Santa Ana, California - A San Jose woman who was convicted running a Ponzi scheme that bilked over 200 victims out of more than $24 million was sentenced today to serve 151 months in federal prison.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes more than 100 million international air travelers to the United States each year. CBP premiered four new videos today that demonstrate the improved international arrivals experience and better explain CBP entry procedures to arriving international travelers. The videos are available in several languages on CBP.gov, will be shown in the international arrivals areas at major airports, and will be provided to airlines and airports to incorporate into their existing traveler communication efforts.
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Nineteen alleged members of a major international drug trafficking and money laundering organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine into the United States and the laundering of millions of dollars were arrested Thursday in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida. Dubbed “Bullfighter,” the joint investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding to support research, education and Extension efforts to improve food production and increase food security, defined as regular access to affordable, nutritious food. NIFA is funding the grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security program.
Washington, DC - Zenith Education Group, a newly created nonprofit provider of career school training, announced earlier today that it had finalized its acquisition of more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc., a transaction that was first announced in November.