Imperial Valley News Center
San Francisco, California - Behnam Halali, Ernesto Magat, Kraig Jilge, Karen Gagarin, and Alomkone Soundara, a/k/a Alex Soundara, were charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday in federal court in connection with a scheme involving fraudulent life insurance policies while each was employed at the American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL), announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Andrew Toth, and Commissioner Dave Jones of the California Department of Insurance.
San Jose, California - Lena “Mickey” Jacobs Coombs pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon on wire fraud charges alleging she embezzled money from her former employer, Symantec, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.
Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry over the weekend intercepted multiple immigration violations, including the arrests of four pedestrians attempting to fraudulently use U.S. passports to gain entry into the United States.
El Centro, California - United States Border Patrol agents within the El Centro Sector area of operations continue to demonstrate a high level of law enforcement achievements along the 70 linear miles of International Boundary shared with Mexico from the Jacumba Mountains in the west to the Imperial Sand Dunes in the east during fiscal year 2014.
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that XTO Energy Inc. (XTO), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations. XTO will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s oil and gas extraction facilities in West Virginia that use horizontal drilling methods.
Alstom Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $772 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges
Washington, DC - Alstom S.A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme involving tens of millions of dollars in bribes in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Bahamas.
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