Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - For almost a decade, INTERPOL Washington, the United States National Central Bureau (USNCB), has empowered the nation’s law enforcement to utilize both national and INTERPOL criminal indices. The process of linking states together to use INTERPOL systems, known as federation, will assist officers across the country in making determinations about persons or items they encounter in the field: suspected fugitives, victims, stolen vehicles, stolen travel documents, etc.
Washington, DC - In early 2014, INTERPOL Washington, the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), initiated a 30-day pilot program to test how INTERPOL member countries would assimilate data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The source of the shared information is NCMEC’s Cyber Tipline Reports, the organization’s analytical result for child abuse leads received. To start, the USNCB disseminated NCMEC information to 10 random member countries, excluding child exploitation imagery. National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in other countries could receive the images via requests to the USNCB, however.
10 charged in international money laundering and ID theft scheme involving millions in fraudulent tax refunds
Santa Ana, California - Federal authorities arrested five out of 10 defendants late Wednesday who have been charged in identity theft cases tied to an international money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars in fraudulently obtained federal income tax refunds.
Sacramento, California - A Redding man convicted for his role in a conspiracy to grow marijuana in California and transport it to the East Coast for sale was sentenced Wednesday to six and a half years in prison, following a multiagency probe that included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Sacramento, California - A northern California man who once appeared on a television show discussing his compulsion to molest children has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Washington, DC - NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic science exploration, in support of NASA’s Journey to Mars.