Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - This is a time when so many of us are thankful for good food, great friends, and our families as we celebrate the holiday season. But for families having a difficult time making ends meet, it’s hard to share this joy when you’re not sure where your family’s next meal will come from. Unfortunately, this is a reality facing one in four families throughout our communities.
Washington, DC - At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has halted a nationwide work-at-home scam that took more than $7 million from tens of thousands of consumers. The defendants allegedly lured consumers with false claims that they could earn up to $5,000 or more in weekly income by stuffing and mailing “special advertising letters” from home.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next outbreak is unknown.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Joint Prosecution with Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten in Santa Clara Waste Water Facility Explosion Case
Ventura, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Department of Justice will be formally joining the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in the ongoing prosecution of multiple individual and corporate defendants charged with environmental crimes and other specified offenses related to the November 18, 2014 explosion at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company facility located in Santa Paula, California.
Sacramento, California - With the holiday season upon us, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today remindedconsumers about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness.
Five Individuals, Including Two Doctors, Charged in Kickback Schemes Involving nearly $600 Million in Fraudulent Claims by Southern California Hospitals
Los Angeles, California - In a series of related cases announced today, the former chief financial officer (CFO) of a Long Beach, California, hospital, two orthopedic surgeons and two others have been charged in long-running health care fraud schemes that illegally referred thousands of patients for spinal surgeries and generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings over an eight-year period.