Imperial Valley News Center
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $23.8 Million Settlement with AT&T for Environmental Violations
San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. As part of the settlement, AT&T will pay $23.8 million. In addition, AT&T will spend an estimated $28 million over the next five years to implement the enhanced environmental compliance measures required by the settlement.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s address announcing his Executive Action on immigration.
San Diego, California - In advance of the holiday season, the San Diego FBI Field Office reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims, including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction sites at discounted prices, and phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise for bargain prices or e-mails promoting the sale of merchandise that ends up being a counterfeit product.
Sacramento, California - The Sacramento Division of the FBI has refreshed an international campaign to locate Julio Cesar Guevara-Mejia, 42, a Honduran national whose alleged crimes include attempted murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for the related charge. Guevara-Mejia is a 5’6” tall Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes who, at the time of his crime, weighed approximately 160 pounds. He continues to be considered armed and dangerous.
Eleven California Real Estate Investors Indicted for Bid Rigging and Fraud at Public Foreclosure Auctions
San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned three multi-count indictments against eleven real estate investors for their role in bid rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.
Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments
Washington, DC - Today, on National Rural Health Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $10 million in grants through two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to improve access to health care for rural Americans across the nation. The Secretary also highlighted initiatives created by the Affordable Care Act that specifically address critical health needs in rural communities.