Florida Man Charged For Attempt To Use Explosive Device

WASHINGTON, DC–A Florida man was charged Saturday with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction – an explosive device – at a synagogue in Aventura, Florida. The arrest was the culmination of an undercover operation during which James Gonzalo Medina, 40, was closely monitored by the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  The […]

LA School Police Officer Indicted For Attempted Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

LOS ANGELES–A police officer employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was taken into federal custody April 27 after being named in an indictment that charges him with the attempted sex trafficking of a child. Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, 28, who has been placed on administrative leave by LAUSD, surrendered to federal authorities following his […]

Dept. Of Defense Release Strategy To Prevent Retaliation Associated With Reporting Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C.–the Department of Defense (DoD) released a department-wide strategy to improve the way it provides support to service members who experience retaliation and to align prevention and response efforts across the services. The DoD Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy (RPRS) provides support to individuals who experience retaliation after reporting sexual assault or sexual harassment. […]

Florida Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Child Pornography

Ocala FL–A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison April 21 for the online receipt of child pornography, federal authorities say. The child pornography case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Orlando office and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, in 2014, a Marion […]

Seattle’s Capitol Hill Dance Party Honors Music Icon Prince

Seattle, WA–Thousands gathered on Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill in Seattle Saturday night for a dance party tribute to music icon Prince. The owners of The Comet Tavern, Big Mario’s Pizza and Neumos organized a massive dance party- where attendees were invited to wear purple, dance and pay tribute to one of music’s biggest icons.

Former President Of Auto Parts Company Pleads Guilty To Participating In Body Sealing Products Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

WASHINGTON–The former president of an automotive parts company pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to serve 18 months in a U.S. prison for his role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for the sale of automotive body sealing products sold in the United States, the Justice Department said today. Keiji Kyomoto, a former […]

Bill Making Mental Health Funds More Flexible Clears Committee With Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO–The Senate Health Committee Wednesday approved legislation by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) – Senate Bill 1273 – that gives county personnel greater flexibility over the use of Mental Health Services Act funds for outpatient crdisis stabilization services. The bill is co-authored by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and other legislators. “With SB 1273, […]

Bill To Provide Farmworkers Overtime After An 8-Hour Day Gets Committee Approval

SACRAMENTO–Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish equitable overtime standards for farmworkers in line with other Californians passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today on a 5-2 vote. Over four years, the “Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural Workers Act of 2016” – known as Assembly Bill 2757 – would gradually phase in standards […]

21 Charged With Fraudulently Enabling Foreign Nationals To Remain In U.S.

Newark, N.J.–Twenty-one brokers, recruiters, and employers were arrested Tuesday from across the United States, who allegedly conspired with more than a thousand foreign nationals to fraudulently maintain student and foreign worker visas through a “pay-to-stay” New Jersey college. The arrests resulted from an extensive probe led by U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security […]

Two Former Senior Executives Of Global Financial Services Company Charged In Scheme To Defraud Clients

WASHINGTON–Two former high-ranking executives of a Boston-based financial services company that is one of the world’s largest asset managers and custody banks were charged in an indictment that was unsealed Tuesday with a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars of securities trades. Ross McLellan, […]