Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and French Customs General Directorate announce the results of Operation Bathe and Beaute, a bilateral Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement operation targeting counterfeit personal care products and electric personal care devices. The joint operation, conducted from April 8 through May 4, resulted in the seizure of 76 shipments of more than 31,000 counterfeit items for a combined manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $541,000.
National Medicare Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 243 Individuals for Approximately $712 Million in False Billing
Washington, DC - Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today a nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 17 districts, resulting in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - A Louisiana media firm owner was sentenced yesterday to 135 months in prison for orchestrating an elaborate $1.2 million scheme to bill car dealerships in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and New Orleans areas for fictitious advertising services.
Two U.S. Bureau of Prisons Corrections Officers Charged with Assaulting Prison Inmate and Obstructing Justice
Washington, DC - Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III of the Middle District of Florida announced today the indictment by a federal grand jury of U.S. Bureau of Prison (BOP) Correction Officers (COs) William Houghton and Eddie Rodas-Castro.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah B. Mamet and Buenos Aires State Attorney Martin Ocampo welcomed more than 150 law enforcement officials from throughout Argentina Monday for a one-day international training focused on combatting the online sexual exploitation of children.
Denver, Colorado - A federal grand jury indicted a Colorado man and woman on charges of producing child pornography.
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