Imperial Valley News Center
Extradited British resident pleads guilty to conspiracy to illegally export restricted laboratory equipment to Syria
Scranton, Pennsylvania - A British national pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to illegally export laboratory equipment, including items used to detect chemical warfare agents, from the United States to Syria, in violation of federal law. The plea follows an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement.
Kansas City, Missouri - A former professional basketball player, and representative for the National Basketball Players Association, was indicted in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to defraud charitable donors and interfere with revenue laws.
Retired police officer arrested for conspiring to launder multi-million dollar prostitution ring proceeds
Brooklyn, New York - A retired New York Police Department Officer was arrested today for conspiring to launder the proceeds of a multi-million dollar prostitution ring. The arrest follows a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York Police Department, and the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. USDA continues to lead the way in promotion of advanced biofuel production, from implementing the revised Farm Billbio-refinery program to the launching of the Green Fleet with the Department of the Navy and developing the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, which outlines voluntary strategies to overcome barriers to expansion and development of a robust biogas industry within the United States.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education Thursday released a new toolkit to inspire and support current and former foster youth pursuing college and career opportunities.
Washington, DC - CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Argentina. Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Tucumán Province, Argentina. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for people traveling to destinations with Zika.