Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Enact a flat tax immediately. Make Americans' lives simpler. Throw out the tax code. Let poor families pay zero. Middle class families could pay 10% to 15% and high-income people could pay about 20%. Obviously the dollar amounts and percentages can be changed in either direction, the concept is what is important. Why have we made filing and paying our taxes such a nightmare? If we simplified the tax structure in this nation we could easily eliminate more than half of the Internal Revenue Service.
Sacramento, California - On Monday evening, a federal jury found Rachel Siders, 39, of Roseville, guilty of bank fraud, making a false loan application, and committing aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Siders’ week-long trial was held before United States District Judge John A. Mendez.
Sacramento, California - Dana Faulkner, 48, resident of Oakland, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to one year in prison for conspiring to commit mail fraud and make false statements in loan applications, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. In addition, Faulkner was ordered to pay over $3 million in restitution to defrauded financial institutions.
Salton City, California - Today, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected male drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering two packages of drugs concealed inside the suspect’s car battery.
California Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Resulting from Multimillion-Dollar Advance Fee Scheme in Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland - A Corona, California, woman was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court in the District of Maryland to serve two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein of the District of Maryland.
Orange County, California, Man Charged in New Indictment with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL
Santa Ana, California - Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California and Assistant Director in Charge David Bowdich of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office announced today that an Orange County, California, man who attempted to travel to Syria last year has been indicted on a series of federal offenses, including attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).