Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) today announced the fiscal year 2014 results of an aggressive enforcement program to protect the United States from counterfeit and pirated goods. CBP and HSI are the components within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR).
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest today in the Middle District of Georgia in Diamond v. Owens, et al. The plaintiff in that case, a transgender prisoner, alleges that the Georgia Department of Corrections failed to provide adequate care for her gender dysphoria. The statement of interest discusses the unconstitutionality of “freeze-frame” policies, such as the policy allegedly used in the Georgia Department of Corrections.
California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Foreclosure Auctions
San Francisco, California - A Northern California real estate investor has agreed to plead guilty for his role in bid rigging and fraud conspiracies at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.
New York - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today met with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to underscore the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) important collaboration with the city’s leadership and state and local law enforcement on a range of homeland security-related priorities including counterterrorism and efforts to counter violent extremism.
Seattle, Washington - An Olympia man faces up to life in prison following his conviction by a federal jury Thursday of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, money laundering, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Lubbock, Texas - A suburban Sacramento, California woman was sentenced in federal court Thursday after law enforcement found more than 160 lbs. of marijuana in her rental car on Christmas Day in 2013.