Month: May 2017

U.S. Files 9 Lawsuits Seeking Forfeiture of Properties Worth over $30 Million Allegedly Bought with Proceeds of EB-5 Visa Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES – Federal Prosecutors have filed nine civil complaints that seek the forfeiture of nine real properties across Southern California that were allegedly purchased with proceeds generated by a fraudulent scheme that collected more than $50 million from foreign investors seeking “Green Cards” through the EB-5 visa program.

Attorney General Becerra: Target Settles Record $18.5 Million Credit Card Data Breach Case

SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. Today’s settlement reflects the commitment of the California Department of Justice to defending Californians from cybersecurity threats and holding accountable companies that fail to fulfill their responsibility to protect customer information.

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