Canadian Sentenced For Trafficking In Counterfeit Airbags


SEATTLE–A British Columbia man who sold counterfeit airbags sourced from China on eBay was sentenced Tuesday to six months in federal prison, three years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay $33,000 in restitution, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Abdul Masood Qayumi, 25, of Surrey, B.C., […]

Former FBI Special Agent, Co-Defendant Plead Guilty To Conspiracy, Bribery, And Obstruction Of Justice Scheme

WASHINGTON–A former FBI special agent and a conspirator pleaded guilty in the District of Utah yesterday and today to participating in a bribery scheme to obstruct a grand jury investigation in exchange for the promise of cash and multimillion dollar business contracts offered by a businessman under investigation. “No one is above the law, no […]

Interpol Washington Spearheads Foreign Terrorist Fighter Program

WASHINGTON–Interpol Washington today announced the formation of a dedicated Interpol Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) program in partnership with the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The program leverages the unique resources Interpol utilizes to combat transnational crime, including its secure, encrypted communications system, its criminal […]

DC Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Minor For Sex

Greenbelt, MD–A Washington, D.C., man pleaded guilty Friday to transporting a minor to engage in sex. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore and the U.S. Park Police. Kevin Robinson, 53, of Washington, D.C., admitted to transporting a minor to his government office to engage in […]

Campaign Manager Charged With Buying Votes In Texas

WASHINGTON–A campaign manager was arrested on Thursday and accused of paying voters to vote in the November 2012 school board election in Donna, Texas. The four-count indictment charges Francisco “Frankie” Garcia, 47, of Donna, with conspiring to buy votes, paying for votes, and aiding and abetting others to buy votes stemming from the vote-buying scheme. […]

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Expand Health Care Access In Low-Income Communities

SACRAMENTO–Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to speed up the process for primary care clinics to serve Medi-Cal patients, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said today. Assemblywoman Gonzalez  joint authored the bill with Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima). “By addressing these delays, AB 2051 will help community clinics get up and running in the areas […]

CPUC Takes Action In Response To Inappropriate PG&E Contact With Agency Officials

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced that it has taken a number of steps in response to inappropriate email exchanges between a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) official and the CPUC related to the utility’s Gas Transmission and Storage proceeding. The CPUC will determine possible penalties against PG&E for its inappropriate […]

Former Sheriff’s Investigator Sentenced To Prison For Assaulting Handcuffed Man At Jail

WASHINGTON—A former criminal investigator with the Macon County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced by Judge Myron Thompson to serve 36 months in prison and two years of supervised release for assaulting a handcuffed man at the county jail, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama said on Tuesday. […]

Three Men Arrested In Bakersfield For Cocaine Smuggling

FRESNO– A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against three men charging them with conspiring to import, distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Montoya was also charged with re-entering the United States following deportation. Indicted were Jimmy Gil, 34, of Shafter, Jose Luis Montoya-Salazar, 42, of Mexico City, Mexico and Luis Ricardo […]

Worker Fatally Injured At Behr Iron And Steel Recycling Plant

South Beloit, IL–Following the death of a worker at Behr Iron and Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for seven willful and one serious safety violations. The company operates under the name Behr Iron and Metal. The victim, a 37-year […]