Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Lesley Fair - FTC
Washington, DC - If you’ve been waiting for a substantive legal discussion that works in a reference to the B-52s’ surreal 1980 hit “Rock Lobster,” today’s your lucky day. The FTC announced a settlement with DERMAdoctor, Inc., and owner Audrey Kunin, M.D., for false and deceptive claims for Photodynamic Therapy anti-aging lotions and a body slimming lotion called Shrinking Beauty, advertised to “simulate a lobster’s ability to shrink its body.” (See? We weren’t kidding.)
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - The United States is working closely with the Government of Jordan concerning the Jordanian pilot captured today.
- Written by California Energy Commission
Sacramento, California - For the second year in a row, the California Energy Commission has compiled a Top 10 list of what we consider to be the biggest climate and energy stories for California. Below is the list for 2014 in no particular order. Happy Holidays.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Director James B. Comey has named David Bowdich the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Since September 2012, Mr. Bowdich has served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Los Angeles Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division. In that role he led the Joint Terrorism Task Force, responsible for all counterterrorism investigations and operations in the Los Angeles region and surrounding counties, as well as overseas investigations in Southeast Asia. As SAC, Mr. Bowdich was also in charge of all Los Angeles Crisis Response assets.
- Written by IVN
Los Angeles, California - A Placentia woman already serving a prison sentence for defrauding Medi-Cal is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on new federal charges related to her operation of a hospice that submitted millions of dollars in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medi-Cal for purportedly providing end-of-life care to patients who were, in fact, not dying.
- Written by FBI
Los Angeles, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners in various cities are seeking the public’s help in learning the whereabouts of a suspect identified as Gregory Lynn Cross, 58, whom investigators have linked to a series of bank robberies and attempted bank robberies on six occasions since December 13th (see list below) .
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