Imperial Valley News
California Charter Bus Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud and Bank Home Mortgage Fraud
San Jose, California - Two San Jose, California, brothers were sentenced to prison for committing tax fraud and bank fraud, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag of the Northern District of California announced.
Pensacola, Florida - A California man was sentenced in a Pensacola federal courtroom Wednesday to 25 years of imprisonment and ten years of supervision upon release for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit.
Newark, New Jersey - A Bergen County man admitted on Wednesday to his role in conspiring to sell seven firearms believed to have been stolen and smuggled out of Iraq after once belonging to the family of Saddam Hussein. The guilty plea follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement in advance of the first anniversary of the 2014 Farm Bill, which was signed into law by President Obama on February 7, 2014:
Washington, DC - NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images of Pluto on Wednesday, as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet. Although still just a dot along with its largest moon, Charon, the images come on the 109th birthday of Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the distant icy world in 1930.
U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury Continue Raising Awareness of Income-Driven Repayment Options for Federal Student Loans
Washington, DC - The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Education will continue working with tax preparers during the 2015 tax filing season to increase federal student loan borrowers' awareness of income-driven repayment plans. This year, two of the largest tax preparers in the country, H&R Block and Intuit, Inc., are using their online tax preparation tools to share information about repayment options, including the President's Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan and the Department of Education's Repayment Estimator with student loan borrowers.