Imperial Valley News
Israeli Organized Crime Figure Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering, and Extortion
Los Angeles, California - A man linked to one of the most notorious organized crime rings in Israel and who on his own operated “a vast international criminal conspiracy engaged in drug trafficking and money laundering” was sentenced today to 384 months in federal prison.
California Businessman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Misbrand a Product for Human Consumption
Newport Beach, California - Tayfun Karauzum, 45, of Newport Beach, California, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence, Rhode Island, to five years in federal prison for manufacturing, marketing and distributing for human consumption Potion 9, a product containing butanediol, an industrial solvent that rapidly metabolizes into gammahydroxybutyric acid (GHB) – commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape drug.”
Sacramento, California - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Henh Wong Fresh Produce, of Sacramento, California, its owner, David C. Ly, and employees, Kin S. Ly and Thahn “Danny” C. Ly, to prevent the distribution of adulterated food, the Department of Justice announced today.
United States Announces Trilateral Agreement with Canada and Mexico to Expand Trusted Traveler Programs
Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has joined Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network. The new agreement signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on July 10, 2015 and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts will make it easier for eligible travelers in the United States, Mexico and Canada to apply for expedited screening programs, helping to promote legitimate travel across the continent.
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers.
Washington, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track and respond to infectious diseases. The awards represent an increase of about $13 million over fiscal year 2014 funding, with increases going to vaccine-preventable-disease surveillance, foodborne-disease prevention and advanced molecular detection, among other projects.