Feds: Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

WASHINGTON–The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them. “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector […]

CalVet Takes Action After Bryman College Declares Bankruptcy And Closes

SACRAMENTO– The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) moved quickly after Bryman College filed bankruptcy and closed their four campuses in California.  CalVet withdrew approval for using Federal GI Bill education benefits at all Bryman College campuses in California.  CalVet’s actions immediately prevent Bryman College from receiving GI Bill benefits and stops further Veteran enrollments. […]

House Passes Bass Legislation To Fight Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON–The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.The legislation is the result of years of work by Rep. Bass and child welfare […]

CPUC To Allow Public Access To Documents

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in its ongoing commitment to public access and transparency, today said that it has made available public documents that were requested under the Public Records Act by the City of San Bruno. From May 2013 to January 2014, the City of San Bruno submitted five different Public Records […]

The Europeans Must Hold Psychopath Vladimir Putin Accountable For Murdering Malaysian Airlines MH17 Passengers

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  By Danny R. Johnson WASHINGTON, DC – The horrific July 17 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH Flight 17 killing all 298 passengers by Russian backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine has presented a disturbing dilemma for some Europeans, libertarians and conservatives who before the incident, were making excuses for Russian president Vladimir Putin and […]

ICE Operation To Crack Down On Human Smuggling

WASHINGTON–As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief […]

Four Individuals Plead Guilty To Sex Trafficking, Harboring And Money Laundering

HOUSTON–Four people entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants relating to their roles in a sex trafficking, harboring and money laundering organization,  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas said Thursday. The three-year investigation was conducted as part of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA) which included agencies: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s […]

Three Arrested In Connection With Disabled Person Placard Scam

SACRAMENTO–Three suspects were arrested in connection with illegal activity associated with the Disabled Person Placard (DPP) application process, California Department of Motor Vehicles said this week. The suspects, Qiaoyun Chen, 50, and Guobin Qin, 29, were arrested Saturday at their homes in San Francisco. The San Francisco District Attorney’s office charged the suspects with four […]

FAA Proposes $66,000 Civil Penalty Against Nazarene Aviation Fellowship

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $66,000 civil penalty against Nazarene Aviation Fellowship of Overland Park, Kan., for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that Nazarene Aviation Fellowship operated an aircraft in an unauthorized and unsafe manner. Nazarene owned an Aero Vodochody L-39 jet that […]

Homeland Sec. Johnson, Federal Immigration Officials Visit Texas, New Mexico

Weslaco, TX–Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Artesia, N.M. and Weslaco, Texas with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Winkowski, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Executive Associate Director Tom Homan, and Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield. While in Artesia, Secretary Johnson inspected the Artesia […]