Imperial Valley News Center
Concord, California - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the Intercept Blood System for platelets, the first pathogen reduction system to treat single donor apheresis platelets. The system is for use by blood establishments that collect and manufacture blood and blood components to prepare pathogen reduced platelets for transfusion to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections.
Sacramento, California - Thanks to everyone for playing in CDFA’s first-ever caption contest. We had nearly 60 entries! Congratulations to our winner, Harold Hackett. His caption: “I tried barking. Maybe this is what it takes to ride on the front seat of the pickup.”
Washington, DC - "It took the Soviet Union nearly 75 years to prove that Communism doesn't work; it's taken the United States only six years to demonstrate that Socialism is a failed political system as well," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Sacramento, California - Cresencio Ochoa-Tovali, 46, of Mexico, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting a federal correctional officer, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Medical Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme that Involved Corrupt U.S. Postal Service Employee
Birmingham, Alabama - An Alabama woman was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for her involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud (SIRF) scheme, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced.
Former Defense Department Employee Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud
Washington, DC - Jonathan M. Hargett, a former civilian employee of the Department of Defense, was sentenced today to serve 40 months in prison on a charge of health care fraud stemming from a scheme in which he collected over $2.2 million after submitting fraudulent claims for federal health care benefits.