Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year, while the agency also recorded a large increase in the number of complaints about so-called “imposter” scams, according to the FTC's 2014 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, which was released today.
Washington, DC - After years of debate and study and an "all clear" from the State Department, a bill giving the go-ahead for construction of the final leg of the Keystone Pipeline was put on President Obama's desk and he promptly vetoed the measure.
Arcata, California - Successful north coast steelhead and salmon anglers could catch a $10-50 reward for returning their fish tags this season. Of the more than 4,500 fish that were tagged, 3,000 are eligible for a cash reward.
Former Correctional Guard Sentenced for Conspiracy to Smuggle Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Other Contraband into Correctional Facility
Fresno, California - Ramon Cano, 28, a former correctional officer at the Taft Federal Correctional Facility was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii yesterday to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to provide and possess contraband in prison in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 201(b)(1), United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Dutch National Indicted on Computer Hacking and Identity Theft Charges Related to Theft of Digital Versions of Three Hollywood Movies
Los Angeles, California - A federal grand jury today indicted a Dutch national on federal computer hacking and identity theft charges related to the theft of digital versions of three motion pictures.
Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced today the enhanced collaborations its law enforcement and community partners are taking to stem the tide of fraud schemes directed at certain groups of Americans. On Wednesday, high ranking officials of the department, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and non-profit community groups met to discuss an increase in fraud schemes that intentionally target older Americans and the Latino community.