Imperial Valley News
San Jose, California - A federal grand jury in San Jose returned a 29 count indictment charging a Los Altos investment manager with securities and mail fraud, relating to a multi-million dollar investment scheme, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Special Agent in Charge Kari Overson, Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General.
Sacramento, California - Deepal Wannakuwatte, 63, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for a long-running fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Special Agent in Charge Monica M. Miller of the FBI’s Sacramento Field Office, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon for the IRS-Criminal Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Wade V. Walters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General.
Sacramento, California - Devon Gregory Biggs, 38, formerly of Reno, Nevada, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
San Diego Man Who Ran Scam That Offered Investments in ‘Reverse Life Insurance’ Policies Convicted of Federal Fraud Charges
Santa Ana, California - The founder and chief executive officer of a firm that solicited more than $5 million from victims who thought they were investing in “reverse life insurance” policies has been found guilty of federal fraud charges.
Calexico, California - Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
DHS Loaned Executive Program Begins to Improve the Travel Experience for Commercial Aviation Travelers
Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security today announced that six loaned executives from the private sector will begin service today within the department to support efforts to promote the facilitation of travel and tourism at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These positions were first announced by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in May 2014.