ICE Returns Ancient Artifacts To Egypt

WASHINGTON–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repatriated five illegally smuggled ancient artifacts to the government of Egypt, including a mummy hand from the 8th century BCE, at a ceremony December 1 at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington. The return of these ancient artifacts was made possible by “Operation Mummy’s Curse,” an ongoing multi-year investigation by ICE’s Homeland […]

Don’t Get Snowed By Scam Artists This Holiday Season

DALLAS–(PRNewswire)–The holiday season is traditionally a time for giving but for scam artists looking to make a quick buck, it’s also a time for taking. ScamAwareness.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about financial fraud, is warning consumers to watch out for three scams that typically increase during the holidays. Internet Purchase Scam […]

Justice Dept. Files Suit Against New Jersey Town Over Denial Of Zoning Approval For Mosque

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Bernards Township, New Jersey, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land it owns.  The land is located in a […]

Three Minnesota Men Sentenced For Providing Material Support To ISIL

The first three of nine defendants expected to be sentenced this week for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, were sentenced Monday in three separate hearings in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Abdullahi Yusuf, 20, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, received time served and […]

Missouri Man Sentenced In Texas For Sex Trafficking A Child

Sherman, TX–A Missouri man was sentenced November 9 to more than 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking a child, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston, Eastern District of Texas said last week. Nathan Oliva, 30, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to sex trafficking children and was sentenced to 365 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge […]

Progressives will Obstruct President-Elect Trump’s Administration and Alt-Right Bannon’s Racist and Sexism Ideology

By Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Washington, DC Correspondent WASHINGTON – All of the major Democratic Party liberal groups and progressive groups told San Diego County News late Sunday evening that they will vigorously oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s soon to be administration, especially in light of his late Sunday evening announcement appointing Alt-Right […]

Four California Residents Sentenced In Scheme To Defraud Consumers Through Debt Relief Firms

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Four defendants were sentenced Monday in connection with a fraudulent Orange County, California, debt relief firm, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service said today. The defendants all worked at Nelson Gamble and Associates and Jackson Hunter Morris and Knight, companies that offered to settle credit card debts but instead took victims’ payments […]

POST 2016 ELECTION ANALYSIS: President-Elect Trump Reigns Supreme while Democrats are left Bewildered  

By Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Washington, DC Correspondent WASHINGTON – As the votes rolled in on Tuesday evening, November 8, and all the way into the wee hours of Wednesday morning — and the cable news and networks’ maps took on overwhelmingly a Republican sea of red, it was clear that Donald […]

CPUC Approves Pilot Program For Special Mid-Day Rates For Edison And SDG&E Commercial Customers

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday authorized Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to offer commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers mid-day price discounts (“Matinee energy pricing pilots”) as a means to reduce both energy and water use at high impact times. California has already experienced occasional periods of energy over-supply […]

ICE, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Seize 1,786 Kilograms Of Cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 1,786 kilograms of cocaine Monday in Cataño. The cocaine has an estimated street value of approximately $45 million. On Oct. 13, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico […]