Imperial Valley News
Former Oklahoma Jail Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Sentenced for Excessive Force Against Inmates
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Raymond A. Barnes, 44, and Christopher A. Brown, 33, the former jail superintendent and assistant jail superintendent, respectively, of the Muskogee County Jail (MCJ) were sentenced in federal court today on multiple counts of civil rights offenses related to allegations of excessive force on inmates at MCJ on or between August 2009 and May 2011.
Detroit, Michigan - Eleven individuals from metro Detroit, including one former Blue Cross Blue Shield employee, were charged Tuesday with running identity theft and credit card fraud schemes. The charges follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as part of the Southeast Michigan Financial and Cyber Crimes Task Force.
FinCEN names Banca Privada d’Andorra a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today named Banca Privada d'Andorra (BPA) as a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 311) and issued a related Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This finding and NPRM are based on information indicating that, for several years, high-level managers at BPA have knowingly facilitated transactions on behalf of third-party money launderers acting on behalf of transnational criminal organizations.
Washington, DC - Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Snowpack in Nevada, Utah and Idaho also fell further behind normal.
Washington, DC - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth. The implications of such activity on a world other than our planet open up unprecedented scientific possibilities.
Promontory, Utah - The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars.