Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - A South Florida-based computer programmer made an appearance in the Southern District of Florida Thursday after being arrested Sunday on charges of hacking into computers operated by the Linux Kernel Organization and the Linux Foundation, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.
Sacramento, California - Troy David Stratos, 50, formerly of Los Angeles pleaded guilty today to 11 counts of wire and mail fraud, two counts of money laundering, and one count of obstruction of justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
San Francisco, California - Darius Gilbert was sentenced Tuesday to over 30 years in prison, and ordered to pay over $148,000 in restitution for a series of nine bank robberies, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.
Niland, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station working at the Highway 111 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of drug smuggling after they discovered packages of cocaine hidden in her vehicle on Wednesday.
Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Center of Excellence and Expertise (Center) staff assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 7,800 pairs of high-fashion shoes bearing counterfeit “Salvatore Ferragamo” listed trademarks. If genuine, the seized footwear would have had an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,290,000.
Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for Nexstar to Proceed with Media General Acquisition
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced that it will require Nexstar Broadcasting Group to divest seven broadcast television stations in order to proceed with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General Corporation. The department said that without the required divestitures, the prices for broadcast television spot advertising and the fees charged to multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) - such as cable and satellite providers - for the retransmission of broadcast television programming to MVPD subscribers would likely increase in six designated market areas (DMAs) located across the United States.
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