Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - A former specialist with the U.S. Army has been indicted for accepting bribes from Afghan truck drivers at Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Gardez, Afghanistan, in exchange for allowing the drivers to take thousands of gallons of fuel from the base for resale on the black market.
Attorney General Holder Announces the First Six Pilot Sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice
Washington, DC - As part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect, Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
Justice Department Announces Settlement with California Bank for Knowingly Facilitating Consumer Fraud
Irvine, California - The United States filed a civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today against Plaza Bank of Irvine, California, for knowingly facilitating consumer fraud by permitting a third-party payment processor to make millions of dollars of unauthorized withdrawals from consumer bank accounts on behalf of fraudulent merchants.
Former naturalized US citizen sentenced, ordered deported for failing to disclose terrorism conviction
Detroit, Michigan - A former naturalized U.S. citizen, who was convicted in Israel for participating in a terrorist bombing, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison on immigration fraud charges. The sentencing follows an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Washington, DC - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface.
Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission released today proposed energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors that will save consumers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. For desktop computers alone, it is estimated that a $2 increase in manufacturing costs will return $69 to consumers in energy savings over the five-year life of a desktop.