CPUC Opens Penalty Case Against PG&E For Violation Of Ex Parte Rules

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that it has opened a penalty consideration case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for violations of the CPUC’s ex parte rules.  The violations include failure to timely file ex parte communication notices with the CPUC and engaging in prohibited ex parte communications. In opening the […]

Minnesota Man Sentenced To Prison For Sex Trafficking Across State Lines

MINNEAPOLIS–A suburban Twin Cities man was sentenced to 23 ½ years in federal prison following his conviction for sex trafficking women across state lines. The sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Duluth (Minnesota) Police Department, and the St. Louis County (Minnesota) Sheriff’s […]

ICE, CBP Warn Shoppers Of Counterfeit Goods On The Internet

WASHINGTON–Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are advising shoppers this holiday season to be aware of online scams that would have consumers purchase counterfeit goods instead of genuine products. Counterfeit electronics that overheat due to improper manufacture, fake bicycle helmets that break upon impact and phony […]

LA Gov. Bobby Jindal Suspends Presidential Campaign

BATON ROUGE–Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that he is suspending his GOP presidential campaign. Gov. Jindal released the following statement: “I cannot tell you what an honor it has been to run for President of the United States of America. My parents came to this country 45 years ago searching for freedom and a […]

Nevada Man Sentenced To Prison For Identity Theft

SACRAMENTO–A 47 year-old Nevada man was sentenced Thursday for aggravated identity theft. Glenn Litton, resident of Carson City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Morrison England Jr. to two years in prison, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner says. According to court documents, on November 19, 2014, Litton submitted an application for a U.S. passport to […]

ICE: 1,004 Victims Of Child Sexual Exploitation Rescued, Identified

WASHINGTON–More than 1,000 victims of child sexual abuse and online exploitation were identified or rescued in fiscal year 2015, as part of child exploitation investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). HSI special agents arrested or assisted in the arrest of 2,394 child predators worldwide in 2015, in child […]

Former Bank CEO Convicted For Scheme To Hide Losses

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The former CEO of TierOne Bank, a $3 billion publicly traded commercial bank formerly headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, was convicted by a federal jury for orchestrating a scheme to defraud TierOne’s shareholders and to mislead regulators by concealing more than $100 million in losses on loans and declining real estate. After a two-week trial, […]

235 People Arrested In 4-State ICE Operation Targeting Convicted Criminals

SALT LAKE CITY– A six-day enforcement action ended Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) targeting potentially deportable criminals – such as convicted child sex offenders – resulted in 235 arrests across four western states, including 111 in Utah. Arrests were also made in the three other […]

Members Of Illegal International Gambling Enterprise Convicted Of Racketeering

Oklahoma City, OK–A federal jury in Oklahoma City convicted two individuals Wednesday for their participation in a scheme involving illegal gambling. Kelly Dorn, 53, of Oklahoma City, and Kory Koralewski, 45, of Parker, Colorado, were found guilty of racketeering conspiracy. Dorn was additionally convicted of conducting an illegal gambling business.  A sentencing hearing has not […]

Cruz Raises $1.1 Million In 22 Hours After Debate

Houston, TX–Following his strong showing in the CNBC Presidential Debate, Senator Ted Cruz announced that his campaign had raised $1,125,978 in the first 22 hours after the debate. “This level of support shows just exactly how energized and excited people are by our campaign,” said Cruz. “Whether it’s on the stage or on the stump, […]