Department of Justice

THREE ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING FEDERAL AGENTS, SCAMMING IMMIGRANTS OUT OF $6 MILLION

 

 

By Jordan Damond

June 9, 2017 (San Diego) -- Three individuals, including one from East County,  were arrested July 7th for impersonating Homeland Security officers and trying to charge immigrants substantial  amounts of money in exchange for legal immigration documents that they never provided.

Two of the scam artists were ex-employees who had not worked in the Department of Homeland Security since at least 2014. They stole approximately $6,000,000 in total from over 150 victims through this scheme according to The United States Attorney’s office in San Diego.

MILLION MOMS MARCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

 
 
May 7, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) - On May 9th Black mothers from across the United States will converge on Washington, DC to demand an end to the murder of unarmed husbands, sons and more frequently their daughters by police terror and white vigilantes. The Department of Justice has forfeited its legitimacy by exonerating the killers of unarmed Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown providing the perfect storm for a war against Black and Brown people in this country. Frederick Douglas said: I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my leg.  We are coming to Washington, DC to pray with our feet and demand an end to the killings of our children.
 

FBI WARNS PUBLIC OF DISASTER SCAMS

 

April 28, 2015 (San Diego)--The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with the recent Nepal earthquake should be reported to the toll-free NCDF hotline at 866-720-5721. The hotline is staffed by a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the purpose of reporting suspected scams being perpetrated by criminals in the aftermath of disasters.

BORDER COALITION PROTESTS BORDER PATROL APPEAL OVER TASERING DEATH

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 14, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) held a rally in San Diego on Tuesday to  announce a Day of Action to Stop Border Brutality on May 28, the 91st anniversary of the founding of Border Patrol.  The date coincides with the 5th anniversary of the killing of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, a father of four children, by border agents.

A RECORD: FRAUD RECOVERIES BY US JUSTICE DEPT. TOP $5.6 BILLION

 
December 31, 2011 (Washington D.C). The U.S. Department of Justice has recovered more than $5.6 billion in fraud proceeds in 2011 – the largest amount for any single year in the history of the department.
 
 This historic achievement represents an increase of more than 167 percent since 2008, and includes nearly $3.4 billion in civil fraud, as well as $2.2 billion in criminal fraud.