FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

Hawiaan Airlines

LOS ANGELES–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Hawaiian operated the aircraft thousands of times when it was not in compliance with a July 2000 Airworthiness […]

Gov. Brown Appoints Deputy Secretary For Veterans Homes

Coby Petersen

SACRAMENTO–Governor Brown has appointed Coby Petersen, 50, of Wilton, as the deputy secretary of Veterans Homes at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Petersen is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He was the senior army advisor to the U.S. Army Adjutant General of California from 2010 to 2014, chief of future operations in the 3rd […]

Feds Seize Websites Selling Potentially Deadly Iillegal Narcotics

Buffalo, N.Y.–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Buffalo seized Friday three China-based websites selling illegal narcotics. “Seizing these websites that openly sell illegal narcotics helps to stem the flow of drugs to communities in western New York,” said James Spero, special agent in charge of HSI Buffalo. “We will continue to […]

Ukrainian Nationals Charged With Racketeering, Hacking Computers

Lincoln, NEBRASKA–Nine  alleged members of a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise and conspiracy who infected thousands of business computers with malicious software known as “Zeus” have been charged in an indictment unsealed today in Lincoln, Neb. The indictment alleges that the “Zeus” malware captured passwords, account numbers, and other information necessary to log into online banking accounts.  […]

NRC Issues Order Imposing $7,000 Fine Against Puerto Rico Firm

WASHINGTON–The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued an Order to a Santurce, Puerto Rico, company imposing a $7,000 civil penalty for failure to dispose of licensed nuclear material in its possession. The material is contained in nuclear devices used for medical diagnostic purposes. The NRC considered additional daily fines against Centro de Medicina (CDM) Nuclear because […]

FAA Proposes $77,000 Civil Penalty Against Unilever BestFoods Inc.

Fort Worth TX–The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods Inc., for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that Unilever BestFoods offered a fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and three aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray […]

Boy Scouts Troop Leader Arrested For Child Pornography

Dayton, OH–A West Carrollton man was in federal custody Friday following his arrest on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. The arrest follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the West Carrollton Police Department. Alan […]

Alabama Investigator Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Handcuffed Man At Jail

ALABAMA–A criminal investigator with the Macon County, Ala., Sheriff’s Office, pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to assaulting a handcuffed man at the county jail, resulting in bodily injury to the victim. An indictment against J. Keith McCraY, 41, charged that on July 4, 2013, he violated the civil rights of a door-to-door salesman who […]

New York Company Faces OSHA Fines For Exposing Workers To Asbestos

WASHINGTON–Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company that owns the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in the Wingdale section of Dover Plains, N.Y., faces a total of $2,359,000 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company has been cited for exposing its own employees, […]

Amazon Pays $91,000 Civil Penalty

SEATTLE–Amazon.com, Inc. paid in full a $91,000 civil penalty that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had proposed against the Seattle, Wash. company for violating Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. On September 16, 2013, Amazon employees improperly shipped a package containing flammable liquid adhesive by air on Federal Express (FedEx) from […]