Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Justice Department
CNew York - An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organizations, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and Al-Nusra Front (ANF). As part of his plea agreement, the defendant agrees to the entry of an order of removal so he will be removed from the country after completing his sentence.
Former Security Services Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids for Department of Defense Security Contracts
- Written by DOJ
Washington, DC - Two former employees of G4S Secure Solutions NV (G4S NV), pleaded guilty today to criminal antitrust charges stemming from their involvement in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices, and allocate customers for defense-related security services contracts. Both defendants are Belgian nationals residing in Belgium.
- Written by Justice Department
Miami, Florida - Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), 49, a Colombian citizen, made his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida, Monday after being extradited from the Republic of Cabo Verde. Saab is charged in an indictment with laundering the proceeds of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to take advantage of Venezuela’s government-controlled exchange rate.
Imperial Beach Man Sentenced for Threatening and Tricking Young Girls into Sending Him Sexually Explicit Material
- Written by San Diego Newscape
San Diego, California - Kevin Brito of Imperial Beach was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 15 years in prison for deceiving girls as young as 10 into making and sending him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves.
Federal Charges Against Former San Francisco PUC General Manager Expanded To Include Bank Fraud Conspiracy
- Written by FBI
San Francisco, California - A federal indictment filed Tuesday charges Harlan Kelly, the former General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and Victor Makras, a locally prominent San Francisco real estate investor, with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Mark H. Pearson. The indictment also charges honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud in connection to a bribery scheme that was first leveled against Kelly in a November 2020 federal complaint. That complaint is superseded by today’s federal indictment.
U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Partners Address Surge in Violent Crime through Strategic Prosecutions and Community Outreach
- Written by Imperial Valley News
San Diego, California - To address an increase in violent crime, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and its law enforcement partners in the Southern District of California have launched an effort to strategically prosecute the region’s most violent and prolific offenders who are believed to be most responsible for the spike, including those with criminal history and criminal gang affiliation who commit gun crimes.
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