Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after voting against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015. The bill is intended to fund the agency through September 30, 2015.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events January 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year.
Washington, DC - The Department of State has designated ‘Abdallah al-Ashqar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with ‘Abdallah al-Ashqar, and the freezing of all property and interests of ‘Abdallah al-Ashqar that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons.
San Francisco, California - CIRM, California’s stem cell agency, is holding a free, one-hour webinar to let people know about the big changes being introduced under CIRM 2.0 and how it can help speed up research and make it easier and faster for researchers to get the funding they need when they need it.
Sacramento, California - Steel A. Davis, 42, of Paradise, was arraigned today in federal court, charged with wire fraud in a scheme to obtain bonuses for purportedly referring individuals to enlist in the California National Guard, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Davis pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sacramento, California - Lonnell McCarter, 39, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by United States District Judge William B. Shubb to 13 years and one month in prison for participating in a sex trafficking venture that involved a child prostitute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. After his release, McCarter will be subject to supervision for an additional twenty years.