Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $27.5 Million To Settle Overbilling Allegations

WASHINGTON–Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems (LMIS) has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required job qualifications. The settlement was announced Friday by Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce Branda for the Justice Department’s Civil Division […]

Two Texas Companies, Four Chinese Manufacturers In Violation Of Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that two Texas-based companies—Jonway Motorcycle (USA) Co., Ltd., and Shenke USA, Inc.—and four manufacturers in China violated the Clean Air Act by importing and selling more than 11,000 motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that did not conform to the specifications that the companies had certified to EPA […]

U.S. Secret Service, Ugandan Authorities Dismantle International Cyber Counterfeiting Conspiracy

WASHINGTON–A U.S. citizen currently residing in Uganda was arrested December 15 and charged with conspiracy, possession of counterfeit, selling/dealing in counterfeit and unlawful possession of ammunition, Secret Service said this afternoon. The U.S. Secret Service, supporting Ugandan authorities in an operation in Kampala, Uganda, arrested Ryan Gustafson, aka “Willy Clock.” Following his arrest, authorities seized […]

EPA Takes Action To Protect Consumers From Harmful Chemicals

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to protect the public from seven ethylene glycol ethers or glymes chemicals that can cause health effects including birth defects and blood toxicity. “Today’s action is part of our continuing efforts to help ensure that chemicals in products we use every day are safe for the […]

Race Relations Finds Black Progress Stalled Because of Stagnant Economy and White Resistance to Equality

By Danny R. Johnson White prejudice and discrimination keep the Negro low in standards of living, health, education, manners and morals. This, in its turn, gives support to White prejudice. Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma, 1944 This is our basic conclusion: Our Nation is moving toward two societies, one Black, one White — separate and […]

Feds Seize Counterfeit Goods From Detroit Retailer

More than $1 million counterfeit goods were seized from a Detroit business. Photo: ICE

DETROIT–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized more than 6,000 counterfeit items with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1.6 million from a Detroit business last Thursday. The seized items included counterfeit designer clothing and luxury accessories. Homeland Security Investigations executed a state search warrant at The Source II, located on Woodward Avenue, following […]

Yuba City Man Sentenced To Prison For Racially Motivated Attack On Couple

Yuba City, CA–A 34 year-old Yuba City man was sentenced in court today to serve 46 months for a racial attack against a white man and a black woman. Anthony Merrell Tyler was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez  for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  The crime involved […]

ICE Smartphone App Leads To Arrest Of Fugitive Child Predator

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Grand Forks, ND.–A federal fugitive since 2009, who was listed on a smartphone app created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), made his initial appearance in federal court Monday after his arrest Wednesday on charges of sexually exploiting children. This fugitive was arrested by the Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal police on a federal […]

CA Assemblywoman Gonzalez To Push Double Pay On Holiday Bill

SAN DIEGO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) announced a new legislative proposal today requiring California employers to provide double pay to workers who have to give up their holidays to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Assemblywoman Gonzalez was joined outside the Walmart on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego by Mickey Kasparian, President […]

California Couple Indicted For Drug Trafficking In Silk Road 2.0 Probe

SACRAMENTO–A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment Thursday against a northern California couple for drug trafficking in connection with a probe targeting Silk Road 2.0, an illicit network of websites dismantled earlier this month following a multi-agency probe spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI. David Schell, 54, […]