Washington, DC–U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments. The goal is to create a meaningful, uniform, and efficient test that will assess
New Orleans–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in New Orleans seized 180 pieces of counterfeit Cartier jewelry Thursday from a shipment coming from Hong Kong. If authentic, the jewelry would hold a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $2.6 million. The shipment was discovered in a parcel addressed to a local dealer.
Chicago–Brendt Christensen, 30, was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison with no possibility for release for the June 9, 2017, kidnapping and murder of Chinese student Yingying Zhang. Judge Shadid imposed the mandatory life sentence this afternoon after the jury in the case was unable to reach a decision regarding the
Los Angeles–A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander at the Long Beach Seaport pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for running an illegal gun-selling business, unlawfully possessing more than 40 machine guns and other prohibited firearms, failing to disclose his foreign financial interests and contacts in China in order to obtain a
LOS ANGELES – ITT Cannon has agreed to pay the United States $11 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it supplied electrical connectors to the military that had not been properly tested, the Justice Department announced today. ITT sold the untested connectors both directly to the Government and through distributors and other government contractors
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched a new campaign to strengthen citywide emergency readiness, calling on Neighborhood Councils to appoint preparedness officers, bring resilience directly into their communities, and take part in the Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood (RYLAN) program. “Los Angeles is a model of preparedness, yet we cannot wait for an earthquake, fire,
CHICAGO — A software engineer at a suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer stole proprietary information from the company and took it to China, according to an indictment unsealed this week in federal court in Chicago. XUDONG YAO, also known as “William Yao,” 57, a naturalized United States citizen, is charged with nine counts of theft of