Month: June 2016

United States Attorney’s Office Files Lawsuit to Seize Life Insurance Payments of San Bernardino Shooter

LOS ANGELES – Federal prosecutors today filed a civil asset forfeiture lawsuit and an application that, if approved, would allow the seizure of the proceeds of two life insurance policies worth a total of $275,000 held by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, announced U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin.

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Seizure of $10 Million in Cocaine

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, the L.A. IMPACT task force, led by the California Department of Justice, today seized 83 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of $10 million, from a bus traveling across the U.S. border from Mexico. The cocaine was sent through the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Tijuana, Baja California.


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned today on charges of sexually assaulting five girls under the age of 14 in his Huntington Beach residence. Martin Rodriguez Garcia, 49, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years or younger, one felony count of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, 14 felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14, and four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child with sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and for committing lewd acts upon multiple victims. If convicted, Garcia faces a maximum sentence of 288 years and eight months to life in state prison. Garcia is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on June 7, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12, West Justice Center, Westminster.

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Skilled Nursing Facility

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center (VRB), a skilled nursing facility in San Diego. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation of VRB for discrimination against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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