Imperial Valley News
CDPH Study Shows Prenatal Vaccination Decreases Severe Illness and Death in Pediatric Pertussis Cases
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the results of a CDPH study that shows additional benefits of prenatal pertussis vaccination. Vaccination of pregnant women against pertussis (whooping cough) has been found to prevent whooping cough in their infants, however no vaccine is 100 percent effective and some infants of vaccinated women develop pertussis.
San Francisco, California - The FBI is announcing the capture and arrest of fugitive Ruben Lopez Ramirez wanted for the 1997 murder of the owner of Lowrider Hydraulics in San Jose.
San Francisco Real Estate Tycoon Sentenced to Seven Years’ Imprisonment for Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Making False Declarations, Escape, and Contempt
San Francisco, California - Luke D. Brugnara was sentenced to seven years in prison after his conviction for mail fraud, wire fraud, false declarations to a court, escape, and contempt of court, announced Acting United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe.
Former DEA Agent Sentenced for Extortion, Money Laundering, and Obstruction Related to Silk Road Investigation
San Francisco, California - A former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.
Sacramento, California - United States District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Peter Kuzmenko, 37, of West Sacramento, to 19 years in prison; Aaron New, 41, of Sacramento, to 11 years and three months in prison; Nadia Kuzmenko, 36, formerly of Loomis, to eight years in prison; and Edward Shevtsov, 51, of North Highlands, to eight years in prison for their involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions approximately $16 million, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Sacramento, California - Hubert Rotteveel, 52, of Dixon, was sentenced Tuesday by Senior United States District William B. Shubb to three years and four months in prison for one count of mail fraud, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.