Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The computer hacking forum known as Darkode was dismantled, and criminal charges have been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere against 12 individuals associated with the forum, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton of the Western District of Pennsylvania and Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano of the FBI.
Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reach Groundbreaking Settlement to Resolve Allegations of Auto Lending Discrimination by Honda
Torrance, California - The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today a groundbreaking settlement to resolve allegations that American Honda Finance Corporation (Honda) engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African-American, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers in auto lending. Honda is based in Torrance, California.
Washington, DC - An indictment was unsealed today charging nine defendants with offenses based on their roles in complex, international stock manipulation and money laundering schemes generating approximately $6.5 million in illicit proceeds.
Norfolk, Virginia - Daniel Chase Harris was sentenced today to 600 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for production of child pornography, use of a facility of interstate commerce to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, receipt of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice.
Burlington, Vermont - A New York City police officer was arrested Monday in Queens, New York, for charges of distributing oxycodone in Vermont. The charges following a multi-agency probe, which included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Los Angeles, California - A Mexican chef who allegedly used one of his sushi knives to fatally stab a female companion in the backseat of a Mexico City taxi earlier this year was handed over to Mexican law enforcement officials by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday less than two weeks after his capture in Los Angeles.
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