Imperial Valley News
Fresno, California - A federal grand jury has returned separate indictments against Mikkey Santos, 18; Tyrone Smith, 19; Javier Lamadrid, 33; Humberto Garcia, 23; and Michael Johnson, 35, all of Fresno; and Samuel Zaragoza-Villanueva, 37, of Mexico, for violating federal firearm laws, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Friday.
Leader Of Imperial Gangsters Convicted in Five Murders, One Attempted Murder and Other Gang-Related Crimes
Indianapolis, Indiana - A leader of the Imperial Gangsters street gang was convicted by a federal jury in the Northern District of Indiana of five counts of murder in aid of racketeering, one count of attempted murder in aid of racketeering, one firearms count related to the attempted murder, one count of engaging in a RICO conspiracy, one count of engaging in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics, and related offenses.
Atlanta, Georgia - An indictment was unsealed yesterday against two Vietnamese citizens who resided in the Netherlands, for their roles in hacking email service providers throughout the United States. The guilty plea of one of the defendants was also unsealed at the same time. In addition, a federal grand jury returned an indictment this week against a Canadian citizen for conspiring to launder the proceeds obtained as a result of the massive data breach.
Imperial, California - On Friday, a Sheriff Deputy was flagged down in the Salton Sea Beach area in reference to a just occurred stabbing. Victim and witnesses reported the suspect pulled out a knife and forced himself into their residence. The suspect attempted to stab a female however the male victim stepped in and stopped the suspect thus sustaining a wound to the abdomen.
Washington, DC - Today, President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar again failed the people of South Sudan by refusing to make the compromises necessary for peace. We strongly condemn the lack of political leadership to resolve this man-made conflict that has exacted a terrible cost over the past nearly 15 months. Along with the many friends and partners of South Sudan, we continue to work closely with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in its efforts to bring an end to this senseless conflict.
Jacksonville, Florida - A Florida man was sentenced to seven years and 11 months in federal prison February 26 on five counts of receiving child pornography over the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.