Imperial Valley News Center
Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a previously deported gang member west of the Calexico Port of Entry on Wednesday.
Boston, Massachusetts - The Department of Justice announced Friday that Hollister Inc. (Hollister), a manufacturer of disposable health care products, and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. (Byram), a supplier of medical products, have agreed to pay $11.44 million and $9,372,882.50, respectively, to resolve allegations that Hollister paid unlawful kickbacks to Byram and that Byram received unlawful kickbacks from Hollister and several other manufacturers, with the intent to induce Byram to conduct promotional campaigns designed to refer patients to the manufacturers’ products.
Los Angeles, California - A Valencia, California, doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to submitting more than $2.4 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.
Justice Department Releases National Guide for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations of Children
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Thursday released the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations – Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol). The Pediatric SAFE Protocol is a guide for health care providers who conduct sexual abuse medical forensic examinations of prepubescent children, and other professionals and agencies/facilities involved in coordinating with health care providers to facilitate medical forensic care in cases of sexual abuse of juveniles.
Washington, DC - There are nearly 1.2 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international student trends prepared by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Los Angeles-area pimp faces life in prison for trafficking 7 children forced or coerced to work as prostitutes
Los Angeles, California - A Gardena man charged as a result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been found guilty of 14 felony counts for trafficking seven girls who worked as prostitutes, several of whom worked under threats of force, fraud, or coercion.