Imperial Valley News
Van Nuys, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. This economical overhaul allows OAM to maintain critical capabilities necessary for the security of the American people, while saving valuable taxpayer dollars.
Washington, DC - A campaign finance manager and political consultant pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Virginia for coordinating $325,000 in federal election campaign contributions by a political action committee (PAC) to a Congressional campaign committee. This is the first criminal prosecution in the United States based upon the coordination of campaign contributions between political committees.
Atlanta, Georgia - A former bank president was charged today for his role in a bank fraud scheme in which he is alleged to have hidden underperforming and at-risk loans from the bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), among others, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore of the Middle District of Georgia.
Los Angeles, California - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Los Angeles where he met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and other government officials and community leaders to discuss implementation efforts related to executive actions on immigration. He also participated in a community outreach event to provide information on the deferred action policies. Secretary Johnson also led a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee town hall to thank employees for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s policies and enforcement priorities.
New York, New York - An Atlanta-based attorney was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the sale of phony insurance bonds for the World Trade Center PATH transportation hub construction.
Washington, DC - Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.