Wisconsin Man Sentenced To Prison For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

WASHINGTON–A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for attempting to provide material support, namely himself as personnel, to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Joshua Van Haften, 36, of Madison, admitted that in 2014, he attempted to provide material support […]

Customs And Border Protection Officers Seize Marijuana Inside Of Firewood

Tucson, AZ–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Sasabe arrested a Tucson man February 17 for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $53,000. After a Customs Border Protection narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford truck driven by a 41-year-old man, officers found the drugs hidden within a […]

Chattanooga Man Convicted Of Solicitation To Burn Down New York Mosque

WASHINGTON–A federal jury Thursday convicted a Signal Mountain, Tennessee man of soliciting another person to violate federal civil rights laws by burning down a mosque in Islamberg, a hamlet outside Hancock, New York, federal authorities say. Robert Doggart, 65, also was found guilty of soliciting another person to commit arson and two counts of threatening to destroy a […]

Two Pennsylvania Men Plead Guilty To Conspiring To File Federal Tax Returns Using Stolen IDs

WASHINGTON–Two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania men pleaded guilty to conspiring to file federal tax returns using stolen IDs, according to Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Louis Lappen for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to the indictment and information presented to the court, Moise Olivier, […]

Democrat’s Retreat in Baltimore: Progressives and Centrists Debate Party’s Future

Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Washington, DC Correspondent BALTIMORE – U.S. House of Representatives Democrats are convening in Baltimore, Maryland for a three day retreat, but the debates and discussions are centered on whether or not Hillary Clinton was the best standard bear to have led the Party in the 2016 presidential election. […]

CPUC To Consider Future Of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said it will determine the feasibility of minimizing or eliminating the use of Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility while still maintaining energy and electric reliability for the Los Angeles region. The CPUC opened a proceeding (called an Order Instituting Investigation) at its […]

CA State Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher Proposes Legal Assistance Fund For Deported Military Veterans

SACRAMENTO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) introduced Assembly Bill 386 to provide legal representation to foreign-born U.S. military veterans who have been deported under federal immigration law. AB 386 would create the Veteran Reentry Assistance Fund to receive both private funding as well as money budgeted by the Legislature to contract with qualified […]

Former Jail Administrator Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Violation For Depriving Inmate Of Medical Care

WASHINGTON–A former McClain County, Oklahoma, jail administrator pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a civil rights violation that resulted in the death of an inmate in his custody. On October 4, 2016, a federal grand jury in the Western District of Oklahoma returned a one-count indictment charging Wayne Barnes with a civil rights violation arising […]

More Than 100 Arrested In Los Angeles-Area ICE Operation Targeting Convicted Criminal Foreign Nationals

LOS ANGELES–A Mexican national formerly convicted of attempted murder of a police officer and a Salvadoran gang member with a lengthy rap sheet are among the 112 foreign nationals arrested in the greater Los Angeles area over the last four days during an operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminals. […]

Striking And Locked Out Workers Could Claim Unemployment Relief

SACRAMENTO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed Monday that workers who have been locked out by their employer or who go on strike against their employer should be eligible to file for unemployment insurance benefits for the duration of their work stoppage. The Assemblywoman announced to her colleagues she is authoring Assembly Bill 306 […]