Imperial Valley News
NEC Tokin Corporation to Plead Guilty and Pay $13.8 Million for Fixing Price of Electrolytic Capacitors
San Francisco, California - NEC TOKIN Corp. will plead guilty and pay a $13.8 million criminal fine for conspiring with competitors between 2002 and 2013 to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere.
Pasadena, California - Parsons Government Services Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $3.8 million to settle allegations that the company knowingly mischarged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for ineligible or inflated short-term and long-term employee relocation costs in connection with its contract on the DOE Salt Waste Processing Facility Project (SWPF) at the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Parsons is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
Eight Indicted in Fraud Case That Alleges $50 Million in Bogus Claims for Student Substance Abuse Counseling
Long Beach, California - Eight people have been indicted for allegedly participating in a scheme that submitted more than $50 million in fraudulent bills to a California state program for alcohol and drug treatment services for high school and middle school students that, in many instances, were not provided or were provided to students who did not have substance abuse problems.
Office on Violence Against Women Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sexual Assault Justice Initiative to Improve Sexual Assault Prosecutions
Washington, DC - The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) today announced the release of a new $2.8 million funding opportunity as part of OVW’s Sexual Assault Justice Initiative (SAJI). Launched in April 2015, the SAJI is an opportunity to improve how the justice system in general, and prosecution in particular, handles sexual assault cases. This funding announcement will support approximately eight pilot sites to receive up to $400,000 to implement performance measures that reflect promising practices for prosecuting sexual assault and promote justice for victims.
Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On New Measure To Unify Department’s Research And Development Activities
Washington, DC - As part of our DHS Unity of Effort initiative, I have directed an important new measure to unify the Department’s research and development (R&D) activities. Specifically, I have directed the establishment of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). These IPTs will be charged with coordinating and prioritizing research and development across the Department in a number of areas, such as aviation security, biological threats, counterterrorism, border security, cybersecurity and disaster resilience.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, DC, office today announced the arrests of two individuals in connection with a seizure of approximately 265 pounds of synthetic drugs with an estimated street value worth $2.3 million in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division. The largest single seizure of synthetic drugs in the district to date contained 19,247 packets of “Bizarro” drugs, which analysis revealed to be XR-11, a schedule 1 controlled substance.