Imperial Valley News
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.
Chicago, Illinois - With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that they have joined forces to take urgent action to Prevent Diabetes STAT and are urging others to join in this critical effort.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis on the second anniversary of his election to the See of Rome.