San Diego, California - Gevorg “George” Kupelian was sentenced Monday to 30 months in custody for his role in a fraud scheme that involved billing Medicare for medical tests on unsuspecting seniors that were either medically unnecessary or were never performed.

El Centro, California - Imperial County Sheriff’s Office announced the completion ceremony for inmates attending courses with Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program through a grant sponsored by the Second Chance Act.  The courses were designed to serve medium to high risk offenders to increase their education level and employability at the time of release.  The awarded 2nd Chance grant to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and IVSROP was written to target 45 incarcerated adults housed at ICSO and slated to be on probation.

Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a previously deported convicted sex offender near the eastern city limits of Calexico on Thursday.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler Sunday after discovering packages of methamphetamine hidden in a backpack.

Salton City, California - Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering more than six pounds of heroin in a suitcase.

Calexico, California - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee held an oversight hearing today in Calexico, which focused on California's role in managing the recovery efforts of the New River.  The hearing is part of the Assembly's investigation into binational river water quality issues as well as ensuring border communities, especially disadvantaged communities, are not left behind in water quality restoration efforts.