Brown Releases Report Detailing a Litany of Problems with ACORN, But No Criminality

SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a report, including newly obtained videotapes, that shows some members of the community organizing group ACORN engaged in “highly inappropriate behavior,” but committed no violation of criminal laws.

Brown’s report also uncovered “likely violations” of state law, including dumping 500 pages of confidential records into a Dumpster, failure to file a 2007 tax return, and four instances of possible voter registration fraud by ACORN in San Diego in connection with the 2008 election, as well as other irregularities in the group’s California operations. These irregularities have been referred to the appropriate authorities.

CBP Officers at the Nogales Port of Entry Arrest a 94-year-old Woman Carrying 10.5 Pounds of Marijuana

Nogales, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Nogales arrested an elderly woman carrying 10.5 pounds of marijuana strapped to her body

On Tuesday, March 30, CBP officers working the Morley Pedestrian Gate encountered a 94-year-old Mexican woman from Nogales, Sonora, walking into the United States for a day of shopping. A CBP officer became suspicious and referred the woman for further inspection. A thorough inspection resulted in the discovery of 10.5 pounds of marijuana strapped to the woman’s body from her torso to her legs.

Police Briefs

City of Holtville


March 29


Someone called police to report that his power tools had been stolen during the night. The caller was unsure if anything else was missing. The caller was advised on his options.


Someone called police requesting information on placing a restraining order on his brother. Both brothers were contacted by officers, and both gave a different story. The two subjects were advised of their options.

Long-Term Mortgage Rates at Second Highest Level This Year

Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.08 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending April 1, 2010, up from last week when it averaged 4.99 percent.  Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.78 percent.

The 15-year FRM this week averaged 4.39 percent with an average 0.6 point, up slightly from last week when it averaged 4.34 percent.  A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.52 percent.

Freddie Mac, New Vista to Auction Hundreds of Homes

Freddie Mac, New Vista to Auction Hundreds of Homes on April 24 in Las Vegas, April 25 in California’s Inland Empire Before Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit Expires Auctions to Support Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Offer Eligible Buyers Downpayment, Closing Cost Assistance, 2-Year Home Warranty

Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) and New Vista today announced plans to auction hundreds of HomeSteps® REO homes to individual homebuyers in Las Vegas on April 24, 2010 and in California’s Inland Empire on April 25, 2010 in support of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and to help more first time homebuyers and owner occupants purchase these homes. HomeSteps is the real estate sales unit of Freddie Mac and markets a nationwide selection of Freddie Mac-owned homes.