EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler Of Clean Air Act Violations

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 […]

Chilean Company To Pay More Than $15 Million To Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

WASHINGTON–Chilean chemicals and mining company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) agreed to pay a criminal penalty of more than $15 million in connection with payments to politically-connected individuals in Chile in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said Friday. According […]

Montana Couple Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States

WASHINGTON–A Montana couple pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Missoula, Montana to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice reported today. According to the government’s offer of proof, Peggy DeYoung and John DeYoung, both 71, have not filed an individual income tax return since 1998. From 2007 through […]

Feds Arrest Brazilian National In Money Laundering Scheme

BOSTON–Federal special agents in Massachusetts seized $19.4 million in cash and arrested a Brazilian national late Wednesday in connection with a money laundering conspiracy, which was part of the massive TelexFree pyramid scheme. This seizure and arrest resulted from a complex investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the […]

CA Sex Offender Indicted For Attempted Child Sex Trafficking On Internet

LOS ANGELES–A convicted sex offender from Long Beach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of attempted sex trafficking of a child for allegedly responding to an online advertisement that offered sex with a 15-year-old girl in exchange for $200. Victor James Sporman, 46, who previously resided in Bellflower, was named in […]

General Cable Corp. Agrees To Pay $20 Million Penalty For Bribery Schemes In Asia And Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C.–General Cable Corporation, a Kentucky-based manufacturer and distributor of cable and wire, entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $20 million penalty, reflecting a 50 percent reduction off the bottom of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines fine range, to resolve the government’s investigation into improper payments to government officials in Angola, Bangladesh, China, […]

CPUC Issues $5 Million Staff Citation To PG&E For Safety Code Violations

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a $5.45 million staff Citation to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for using non-qualified contractors to perform certain inspections, as well as related violations. On February 8, 2016, the CPUC’s Safety and Enforcement Division found an instance of a PG&E contractor who had previously performed atmospheric […]

42 Medal Of Honor Recipients Will Attend Veterans Inaugural Ball – Salute To Heroes

WASHINGTON–(PRNewswire)–The American Legion and the Veterans Inaugural Committee will pay tribute to 42 Medal of Honor recipients and newly sworn-in President Donald Trump during the Veterans Inaugural Ball – Salute to Heroes on January 20, 2017. The evening will feature a special performance by Rascal Flatts lead vocalist Gary LeVox, joined by songwriters Neil Thrasher […]

Astronomers Discover Dark Past Of Planet-Eating ‘Death Star’

(Newswise)–An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Chicago, has made the rare discovery of a planetary system with a host star similar to Earth’s sun. Especially intriguing is the star’s unusual composition, which indicates it ingested some of its planets. “It doesn’t mean that the sun will ‘eat’ the Earth any […]

CPUC Approves Plan For PG&E Electric Vehicle Program

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday continued its support of electric transportation by allowing Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to deploy infrastructure to support up to 7,500 electric vehicle charging ports in workplaces, disadvantaged communities, and multi-unit dwellings. In a decision made today, the CPUC provided guidance and direction to PG&E for […]