Philadelphia District Attorney Indicted For Bribery, Extortion

PHILADELPHIA–A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 23-count indictment charging current Philadelphia district attorney (DA) with bribery, extortion, and honest services wire fraud in connection with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of concealed bribes that he received from two business owners in exchange for his agreement to perform official acts. The indictment also charges […]

Dept. Of Labor To Provide Grant To Help Recovery, Clean-Up After Storms

WASHINGTON–Northern California paid a hefty toll for storms that brought heavy rain and snow in January 2017. The overabundance of moisture led to flooding and mudslides, the downing of large numbers of trees and power lines, and mass evacuations. The harsh weather also caused the region’s Lake Oroville to rise above flood levels, damaging the […]

Ambert Alert: Children Found Safe In Desert Hot Springs

CATHEDRAL CITY–Two small children Thursday evening who were abducted in a stolen vehicle in Cathedral City were found safe early Friday morning in Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City Police Department said today. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the two brothers, Carlos Cortez, 2, and Jayden Cortez, 1, were found unharmed inside the backseat of the vehicle. The suspect who stole […]

Dept. Of Defense Identifies Air Force Casualty

WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, NY, died March 22, in Southwest Asia, while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. She was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, […]

ZTE Corp. Pleads Guilty For Violating U.S. Sanctions By Sending U.S.-Origin Items To Iran

WASHINGTON–ZTE Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by illegally shipping U.S.-origin items to Iran, obstructing justice and making a material false statement, the U.S. Department of Justice reports. Specifically, ZTE pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to unlawfully export in violation of the IEEPA, one count of […]

Amber Alert: Children Abducted From Stolen Vehicle

CATHEDRAL CITY–California Highway Patrol Thursday evening issued an amber alert after two children were abducted in a stolen vehicle in Cathedral City. Authorities say the unknown suspect was last seen driving a 2016 White Honda Accord with California license plate number 7TJR654. The vehicle’s windows are tinted. The first victim, Jayden Cortez is a 1-year-old Hispanic male, 1 foot, 5 inches […]

CA Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher Low Cost Overnight Accommodations Bill Approved By Committee

SACRAMENTO– California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) Monday won bipartisan approval of her Assembly Bill 250 by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. The proposed law would direct appropriate state agencies to develop plans for creating more low-cost housing options like campgrounds and cabin rentals for California families visiting the coast. “California’s Constitution is clear […]

Maryland Man Arrested For Cyberstalking Man With Epilepsy

WASHINGTON–A Maryland man was arrested March 17 on a federal criminal complaint charging him with cyberstalking a Dallas, Texas resident, federal authorities report. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, was arrested in Maryland on a criminal complaint filed in the Northern District of Texas. The complaint was unsealed following his initial appearance in the District of Maryland. […]

Massachusetts Sewing Factory Reaches Settlement Agreement With US Labor Dept.

BOSTON–The U.S. Department of Labor and UnWrapped, Inc. have reached a settlement agreement that will allow employees of the Massachusetts sewing factory to recover $890,021 in back wages and liquidated damages to resolve past violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that UnWrapped failed […]

ICE Detainee Passes Away In Louisiana Hospital

NEW ORLEANS–A Jamaican national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) died Monday at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana. The cause of death is believed to be cardiac arrest. Roger Rayson, 47, was transferred from the LaSalle Detention Facility to LaSalle General Hospital Feb. 11, for nausea, vomiting and increased pain. Rayson […]