Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Five years ago today, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran placed former senior Iranian officials and 2009 presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife, women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard, under house arrest without formally charging them with any crimes.
World Customs Organization Secretary General Visits U.S., Addresses U.S. Interagency Committee On Trade Facilitation
Washington, DC - On Wednesday, the World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya outlined his vision and priorities for the WCO, during a meeting of the Interagency Committee on World Customs Organization Matters, held at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters and chaired by CBP Acting Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs Mark Koumans.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce the selection of the Deborah Augustin as the Executive Director of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Business Office and Alice Kipel as the Executive Director of Regulations and Rulings within the Office of International Trade.
San Francisco, California - A Turkish woman, who resided in Orange County and was convicted of providing material support to terrorists to harm U.S. interests overseas, was turned over to authorities in Istanbul Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
San Diego, California - Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.
Sacramento, California - Helaman Hansen, 63, of Elk Grove, was arrested today after a federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, 11 counts of mail fraud, and one count of wire fraud for operating a fraudulent adult-adoption program that targeted undocumented aliens, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.