Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Dana Faulkner, 48, resident of Oakland, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to one year in prison for conspiring to commit mail fraud and make false statements in loan applications, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. In addition, Faulkner was ordered to pay over $3 million in restitution to defrauded financial institutions.
Salton City, California - Today, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected male drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering two packages of drugs concealed inside the suspect’s car battery.
California Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Resulting from Multimillion-Dollar Advance Fee Scheme in Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland - A Corona, California, woman was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court in the District of Maryland to serve two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein of the District of Maryland.
Orange County, California, Man Charged in New Indictment with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL
Santa Ana, California - Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California and Assistant Director in Charge David Bowdich of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office announced today that an Orange County, California, man who attempted to travel to Syria last year has been indicted on a series of federal offenses, including attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Al-Qaeda Operative Convicted for Role in International Terrorism Plot Targeting the United States and Europe
Washington, DC - U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch of the Eastern District of New York, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Assistant Director in Charge Diego G. Rodriguez of the FBI’s New York Field Office and Commissioner William J. Bratton of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced that earlier today, following a two-week trial, Abid Naseer, 28, a Pakistani national who joined al-Qaeda and plotted to commit a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found guilty by a jury in Brooklyn federal court of providing material support to al-Qaeda, conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda, and conspiring to use a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence.
US assists Korean authorities recover more than $28.7 million in corruption proceeds from former Korean president
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice on Wednesday has reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture cases against $1.2 million in assets in the United States traceable to corruption proceeds accumulated by Chun Doo Hwan, the former president of the Republic of Korea. The department also assisted the government of the Republic of Korea in recovering an additional $27.5 million to satisfy an outstanding criminal restitution order against former President Chun.