Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - A campaign finance manager and political consultant pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Virginia for coordinating $325,000 in federal election campaign contributions by a political action committee (PAC) to a Congressional campaign committee. This is the first criminal prosecution in the United States based upon the coordination of campaign contributions between political committees.
Atlanta, Georgia - A former bank president was charged today for his role in a bank fraud scheme in which he is alleged to have hidden underperforming and at-risk loans from the bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), among others, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore of the Middle District of Georgia.
Los Angeles, California - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Los Angeles where he met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and other government officials and community leaders to discuss implementation efforts related to executive actions on immigration. He also participated in a community outreach event to provide information on the deferred action policies. Secretary Johnson also led a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee town hall to thank employees for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s policies and enforcement priorities.
New York, New York - An Atlanta-based attorney was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the sale of phony insurance bonds for the World Trade Center PATH transportation hub construction.
Washington, DC - Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.
Washington, DC - U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The nation's high school graduation rate hit 81 percent in 2012-13, the highest level since states adopted a new uniform way of calculating graduation rates five years ago.