Imperial Valley News Center
Unsealed Warrant and Forfeiture Complaint Seek Seizure of Oil Tanker “Grace 1” for Unlawful Use of U.S. Financial System to Support and Finance IRGC’s Sale of Oil Products to Syria
- Written by Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - A seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint were unsealed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that Oil Tanker “Grace 1,” all petroleum aboard it and $995,000.00 are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud statute, and money laundering statute, as well as separately the terrorism forfeiture statute.
- Written by Justice Department
St. Gabriel, Louisiana - Two former correctional officers at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, were sentenced Thursday for their roles in assaults on a handcuffed inmate in January 2017. Adrian Almodovar III and Charles Philson III previously pleaded guilty to depriving the inmate of his constitutional rights while acting under color of law.
Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Committing Hate Crime By Threatening Employees Of The Arab American Institute
- Written by DOJ
Arlington, Virginia - William Patrick Syring, 61, of Arlington, Virginia, was Thursday sentenced to 60 months in prison for threatening employees of the Arab American Institute (AAI) because of their race and national origin, threatening AAI employees because of their efforts to encourage Arab Americans to participate in political and civic life in the United States, and transmitting threats to AAI employees in interstate commerce.
- Written by DOJ
Lake Charles, Louisiana - Robert Hammac, 45, a former officer of the Lake Charles Police Department, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge James D. Cain, Jr., for using excessive force against an arrestee, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph for the Western District of Louisiana, and FBI’s New Orleans Field Office Acting Special Agent in Charge Andrew Anderson.
Justice Department Commends Federal Communications Commission on its Important Step Toward Approving the T-Mobile/Sprint Transaction and Divestiture to Dish
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that his office has circulated a draft order approving the combination of T-Mobile and Sprint along with the divestiture of Sprint’s prepaid business to Dish Network Corp. Just as the Department determined last month, the FCC’s draft order concludes that the merger and divestiture should move forward. As the FCC explained, the circulation of the draft order means that the matter is now ready for consideration by the full Commission.
Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Four California Car Reconditioning Companies
- Written by IVN
Los Angeles, California - The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc., and Expert Automotive Reconditioning, Inc. (collectively, the Companies). The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the Companies violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against lawful permanent residents when verifying their authorization to work in the United States.
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