Imperial Valley News
Two San Francisco International Airport Security Screeners Charged in Bribery and Drug Smuggling Scheme
San Francisco, California - Two San Francisco International Airport security screeners were among the three individuals arrested and arraigned today on charges of bribery and drug smuggling, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge David Johnson, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Bruce Balzano, and Transportation Security Administration Office of Inspection Special Agent in Charge Regan Fong. A federal complaint charging the three individuals with drug smuggling and bribery-related charges was unsealed this morning.
Sentence and Guilty Plea in Cases Involving Theft of Military Equipment Returned from Iraq and Afghanistan
Sacramento, California - One defendant pleaded guilty and another was sentenced today in two related cases involving the theft of military equipment that was being inventoried at the U.S. Army base in Herlong, California, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
California Man Sentenced to Five Years and Nine Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Fresno, California - Vincent Deleon, 32, of Bakersfield, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neil to five years and nine months in prison for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Salton City, California - Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a 37-year-old man at the Highway 86 checkpoint suspected of smuggling three undocumented aliens.
Commerzbank AG Admits to Sanctions and Bank Secrecy Violations, Agrees to Forfeit $563 Million and Pay $79 Million Fine
New York - Commerzbank AG, a global financial institution headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, and its U.S. branch, Commerzbank AG New York Branch (Commerz New York), have agreed to forfeit $563 million, pay a $79 million fine and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
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.