Imperial Valley News Center
Los Angeles Businessman Pleads Guilty to Operating an Unlicensed Business That Transferred Over $17 Million Between U.S. and Iran
Los Angeles, California - The owner of a Los Angeles-based international food distribution company pleaded guilty this afternoon to a federal charge of operating an unlicensed money transmittal business through which more than $17 million was transferred between Iran and the United States.
Washington, DC - The United States condemns the Government of South Sudan’s decision to expel the United Nations Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Toby Lanzer. The expulsion of Mr. Lanzer is an affront to the international community working to bring peace and stability to South Sudan, and demonstrates a callous disregard for the suffering of the South Sudanese people.
Sacramento, California - Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia’s AB 197 and AB 866, critical bills to our region passed today out of the Assembly. AB 197 requires the Public Utilities Commission to direct investor and publicly owned utilities to procure renewable energy resources that supplement intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar.. AB 866 expands the role of the state Small Business Advocate to assisting small businesses overcome the challenges they face in meeting regulatory mandates.
Washington, DC - The following is attributable to Dr. Dennis Burke, Orthopedic Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School:
Special Presidential Envoy Allen Travel to Qatar, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Italy
Washington, DC - Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL General John Allen will travel to Doha to deliver keynote closing remarks at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum on June 3. From Doha, General Allen will travel to Pristina to meet with Kosovar officials on June 4. General Allen will then attend the 2 Be Secure Forum in Budva, Montenegro from June 5-7, where he will have a series of bilateral conversations with partner political and security officials and scholars on Coalition progress and regional issues.
Washington, DC - An upcoming webinar on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) will help potential applicants as they seek available funding. During the current round, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural production. Partners will match the Federal investment.
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