Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced the list of recipients of $2.5 million in one-time grants meant to boost innovative programs and increase volunteerism in prisons.
Los Angeles, California - A Hawthorne woman who ran a company that submitted more than $7 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, primarily for power wheelchairs that were not needed by patients and caused the government health insurance program to lose nearly $3.5 million has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison.
Everglades National Park, Florida - The largest and longest Burmese Python tracking study of its kind - here or in its native range - is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts of this invasive snake, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at some air, land, and sea ports on the Southwest border and other select locations. The announcement will be open through May 11 or until 15,000 applications are received.
Gang Member Sentenced to Life for South San Francisco Murders, Attempted Murder of Federal Agents and Racketeering Conspiracy
San Francisco, California - Victor Flores, 23, of Petaluma, California, a member of the 500 Block/C Street Gang of South San Francisco, was sentenced to life in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, Acting Special Agent in Charge Tatum King of Homeland Security Investigations and Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson of FBI.
Washington, DC - An alleged leader of an international drug trafficking organization based in Guatemala was extradited to the United States yesterday to face international narcotics trafficking charges in the District of Columbia, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.