| May 8, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A San Gabriel Valley businessman was sentenced Thursday to 31 months in federal prison for his scheme to import more than $2.3 million worth of popular and luxury counterfeit goods, prosecutors said.
Kevin "Peter" Wang, 54, of Rosemead pleaded guilty...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A Glendale man was sentenced on April 28 to one year in prison for importing and selling counterfeit AMG tire rims out of his store, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hamlet Ayvazyan, 37, pleaded guilty following his February 2012 arrest...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:41 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
He is the Border Patrol division chief responsible for the latest immigration hot spot, and has seen it before. The faces change, he says, and so do the reasons migrants cross into the U.S.
“Historically, these are not high-water-mark numbers...
| Jun 30, 2014
The desire of parents to give their children a safer, better life is leading mothers and fathers in the violence-wracked Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to take terrible risks. By the thousands, they are turning over...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor.
Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The former owners of the Boston Blackie’s burger restaurants have pleaded guilty to a check-cashing scheme that bilked about $1.7 million from two banks, according to prosecutors.
Chris Giannis, 41, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday by...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 5, 2014
As President Obama ponders a task force's recommendations for reining in electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, a federal judge in New York has allowed another government agency to invade the privacy of Americans. Judge Edward R....