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U.S. Law Enforcement Authorities Sweep Street Gangs in Los Angeles and Elsewhere

LOS ANGELES – U.S. federal and local authorities have arrested 10 members and associates of the 18th Street gang in Los Angeles and other places, primarily on federal narcotics charges,…

Southern California Superior Court Clerk Pleads Guilty in Taking Bribery to Resolve over 1,000 Criminal Cases

SANTA ANA, California – A former clerk of the Orange County Superior Court in Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering charges stemming from a scheme in which he…

U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agent Arrested for Helping Mexican National Illegally Enter the U.S.

LOS ANGELES – A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been arrested on federal charges of helping a foreign national enter the…

Southern California Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling ED Drugs that Were Sold as ‘Herbal Enhancement’ Products

LOS ANGELES – A Diamond Bar man in Southern California who illegally imported the active ingredients used in erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis and repackaged the drugs…

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Found Guilty of Orchestrating Scheme to Obstruct Federal Investigation into Jails

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was found guilty Wednesday of leading a conspiracy to obstruct justice by overseeing a scheme designed to impede a federal…

H-1B Program That Has Benefitted Many Chinese Students in the U.S. Will Stay in 2018

LOS ANGELES — The H-1B program that has benefitted many Chinese students in the U.S. will continue in the fiscal year of 2018, that has cleared the suspicion that it…

If Not A Spy, Give Back Her Job – Civil Rights Groups Support Sherry Chen To Seek Justice

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), the largest Asian American civil rights organization in the U.S., Thursday issued a statement to support Sherry (Xiafen) Chen, a Chinese American…

U.S. Customs Officer Jailed for Stealing Checks & Money Orders from International Mail Facility

LOS ANGELES – A longtime U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer was sentenced on Monday to over three years in federal prison for using his position to steal checks…

Southern California Father & Son Charged for Stealing Cash from U.S. Postal Service

RIVERSIDE, California – A father and son in Southern California have been arrested and charged for stealing money from U.S. Postal trucks, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday. According to…

New Coalition Formed to Protect Rights of Vulnerable, Low-wage Immigrant Workers in LA

LOS ANGELES – A new coalition has been formed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and the Wage Justice Center to protect the rights of vulnerable…