Imperial Valley News
Leader of Fraudulent Internet Firm and Longtime International Fugitive Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison
Santa Ana, California - A former Newport Beach resident who was a fugitive for well over a decade was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for running a fraudulent Internet company that bilked hundreds of victims out of approximately $13 million.
CBP in Imperial Valley Advises Travelers to Obtain the I-94 Permit Early and Reminders for Traveling During Holiday Season
Imperial Valley, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Mexican border crossing card (or “laser visa”) holders who plan to visit the U.S. for more than 30-days and or will travel more than 25 miles from the border during the upcoming travel season, are urged to obtain the essential document early instead of waiting until the day of travel.
San Francisco, California - Craig S. On pleaded guilty today to one count of Conspiracy to Make a Materially False and Misleading Statement to an Accountant, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Wade Walters; Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Christy Romero; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Scott Redington; and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.
San Jose, California - Sanjeev Bais pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to 14 counts of theft of government property, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon.
Yuba City, California, Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Racially Motivated Attack on White Man and African-American Woman
Yuba City, California - Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34, of Yuba City, California, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge John A. Mendez to serve 46 months in prison for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The crime involved a racially motivated attack by Tyler and two co-defendants, Billy Hammett, 30, and Perry Jackson, 29, on a white man and an African-American woman in Marysville, California, in 2011.
Washington, DC - Today, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more than 35 development partners, released its second report of the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI™). The NHSPI™ graded the nation’s preparedness for natural disasters, terrorism, and disease pandemics at 7.4 out of 10.