Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of a Bahraini court to dissolve the opposition Al Wefaq political society and liquidate its assets. This ruling is the latest in a series of disconcerting steps in Bahrain, including the Government of Bahrain's revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassem’s citizenship and the arrest of human rights activist Nabil Rajab.
Washington, DC - The United States wants to reassure the people and the government of South Sudan that we are not planning, nor will plan, to target any government or military leaders; nor will we import special military equipment with the goal of destabilizing South Sudan. Any suggestion that the United States has done so or will do so is false, baseless, and not in the interest of peace in South Sudan. We want to make clear to the people and the government of South Sudan that the United States has no plan for offensive action in their country.
Independent Producer Charged with Stealing Money Generated by Feature Film that Should Have Gone to Partner Company
Hollywood, California - An independent film producer has been charged with interstate transportation of stolen property related to the theft of nearly $1.5 million that should have gone to his partner in a film production deal.
United States Files Lawsuit to Recover Monetary Damages Associated with 2013 Mountain Fire in San Bernardino National Forest
Los Angeles, California - A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks nearly $25 million in damages from the owner of a Mountain Center residence and the property’s caretakers for alleged negligence that led to the 2013 Mountain Fire, which burned for more than two weeks and scorched over 27,500 acres, more than half of which was in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Southern California Man Pleads Guilty for His Role as Sales Manager in Fraudulent Mortgage Modification Scheme
Los Angeles, California - The Department of Justice announced that an Orange County, California, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, for his role as the sales manager of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme.
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is currently seeking applicants for CBP officer positions at 22 locations around the country including the El Paso port of entry.