Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ 37th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report presents fiscal year 2014 data on the agencies’ HSR Premerger Notification Program. The program allows the agencies to identify and challenge transactions that may substantially lessen competition in violation of federal antitrust laws. Also included in the report is a summary of the agencies’ merger enforcement activities for the year.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has charged a data broker operation with illegally selling payday loan applicants’ financial information to a scam operation that took millions of dollars from consumers by debiting their bank accounts and charging their credit cards without their consent.
Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District is requesting a reduction in energy usage during the critical hours of 1-7 p.m. as hotter temperatures drive energy demand this week.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Indictment of 32 Members and Associates of Long Beach Crip Street Gang
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today the takedown of a Long Beach Crip street gang that operated an identity theft scheme to perpetrate tax fraud, stealing over $3.3 million and attempting to steal over $11 million via tax fraud. The operation resulted in 22 members of the Insane Crip street gang being taken into custody on charges that include 283 counts of criminal conspiracy, 299 counts of identity theft, 226 counts of grand theft and 58 counts of attempted theft.
Merced, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 17 to inform the public about the proposed emergency closure of the Merced River to fishing.
Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint Monday stopped two methamphetamine smuggling attempts, finding packages hidden in a passenger car and in the toilet of a commercial passenger bus on Monday.