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  • Penalties for fake IDs are severe

    As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications that may result from using or possessing a fake driver’s license or identification card....
  • Appeals court rejects self-defense claim in federal agent's shooting death

    Appeals court rejects self-defense claim in federal agent's shooting death
    James Patrick Wonder couldn't convince a Broward judge that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a federal agent during a road range incident in 2008. Now, after an appeals court ruling last week, it looks like he'll have to take his claim...
  • Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes

    Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday they have tightened their practices for stopping and searching private aircraft in an effort to reduce law enforcement encounters with innocent pilots. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Eddie Young,...
  • Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court

    Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court
    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom. What...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: beauty preserved or federal land grab?

    Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: beauty preserved or federal land grab?
    Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
  • Two sentenced to prison in San Gabriel asylum fraud scheme

    A San Gabriel immigration consultant and one of his employees have been sentenced to prison for filing fraudulent asylum applications on behalf of hundreds of Chinese immigrants.  Haoren Ma, 50, who operated a consulting business called New Arrival...
  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents
    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County

    Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County
    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...
  • Glendale resident to serve time in prison for counterfeit charge

    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...
  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     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. The agency&...