Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the open period for accepting letters of application through the Section 559 Reimbursable Services Program.
Salton City, California - Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehend a dangerous gang member at the Highway 86 checkpoint for an outstanding warrant.
United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Patient Safety Consultant and His Companies
Washington, DC - Dr. Charles Denham, of Laguna Beach, California, has agreed to pay the United States $1 million to settle allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks, the Justice Department announced today. Denham is a patient safety consultant who operates the consulting company Health Care Concepts Inc. and the research organization Texas Medical Institute of Technology, both of which are also parties to the settlement. In 2009 and 2010, Denham was co-chair of the Safe Practices Committee of the National Quality Forum.
Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced today that it has awarded more than $2 billion in compassionate compensation to eligible claimants under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Washington, DC - The 60 Minutes report Sunday about Hurricane Sandy insurance claims is a matter of great concern to me and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. We share the views expressed by FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman during the program. Any allegation of fraud is highly troubling, and especially so when it involves Americans who have lost their homes in a natural disaster.
Washington, DC - NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6.