Imperial Valley News
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today unveiled the Bureau of Children’s Justice within the California Department of Justice that will work to ensure all of California’s children are on track to meet their full potential. In the Bureau’s first action, Attorney General Harris sent a letter to officials in all 58 counties in California, outlining their legal responsibilities with regard to foster youth and urging each county to evaluate their current enforcement and oversight policies and practices.
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Office of Problem Gambling’s (OPG) sixth annual training summit will focus on recognizing the signs of problem gambling, and how it affects gamblers and their families.
Sacramento, California - After a three-day trial, a federal jury found Brent Douglas Cole, age 61, resident of Nevada County, guilty of assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon which inflicted bodily injury; assault on a person assisting a federal officer with a deadly weapon which inflicted bodily injury; and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. The trial was held before United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr.
Van Nuys, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. This economical overhaul allows OAM to maintain critical capabilities necessary for the security of the American people, while saving valuable taxpayer dollars.
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.